Truth. Goodness. Beauty. Unity.


The St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture was founded in 2009 under the patronage of Mary, Help of Christians, Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman and Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

The mission of the Saint Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture is to bring the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the larger culture, especially at the University of Kansas. The Institute engages the larger culture, bringing the truth and beauty of the Catholic tradition into dialogue with others. It provides formational and educational opportunities for Catholic faculty and staff at KU and forms Catholic students to be leaders in the world and in the Church.

In its program of study the Institute offers a rich educational experience that restores a sense of wonder in students through classes, seminars, and other activities.

In order to reach the larger university, the Institute also sponsors on-campus lectures, hosts various forms of faculty formation, and fosters various community efforts.

Through pilgrimages near and far, the Institute both strengthens the faith  and expands the cultural landscape of students.