at  Oblate School of Theology

Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality

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Philip Sheldrake

is Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality.

​Meet Our Team

For more than 100 years, Oblate School of Theology (OST) has been serving the San Antonio community, the United States, and the globe by preparing persons for pastoral ministry...

For scholars and people within academia, the ISCS offers three distinct degrees in the field of Contemporary Spirituality all taught by an internationally renowned faculty...

The Mission of the Institute is to serve as an international center of study to connect the contemporary quest for spirituality with the deep wells of the Christian tradition...


Nourishing the Hunger for Contemporary Spirituality

The Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality (ISCS) at Oblate School of Theology is
the only concentrated, integrative program of its kind in the United States offering ATS accredited PhD, DMin, and MA degrees in Contemporary Spirituality.


Fr. John Markey

is Associate Professor and Director of Ph.D. in Spirituality Program.

Rev. Ron Rolheiser

OMI, is president of the Oblate School of Theology. A theologian, professor, and award-winning author.

Programs & advanced degrees

  • Master of Arts in Spirituality
  • Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality and Ministry
  • Ph.D in Spirituality

the campus

A Beacon of Excellence 

Our internationally renowned faculty along with leading experts head programs, workshops, seminars, and round-table discussions. These programs meet individual or group needs, to include professional and educational goals. If concerned about time constraints, for your convenience, the ISCS offers short courses, seminars, workshops, and lectures year-round. 



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