- Dean Assoc. Prof. Benas Ulevičius
The Faculty of Catholic Theology is the only Lithuanian faculty approved by the Apostolic Congregation for Catholic Education in Vatican and awarding not just civil but ecclesiastical degrees. The studies here are attractive not only to future priests but to seculars as well. The faculty welcomes students who uphold Christian values or plan on working in the church or public organizations, solving socially relevant issues of morality, spirituality, ethics, meeting fundamental needs of a person, family and society.
The faculty accepts admissions to BA study programmes of Catholic Theology and Pedagogy of Religion. Students here can also pursue a Licentiate in Theology (study programme of Pastoral Theology) and a degree of Master of Religious Studies (study programme of Religious Education). For one semester, the students of the faculty can improve their knowledge at universities in countries of the EU and do LLP / Erasmus internship at an organization of their choice abroad. First level students at the VMU Faculty of Catholic Theology are learning knowledge of philosophy and theology, getting to know Christian worldview, basics in psychology and educology. Master’s degree programmes of Family Research, Pastoral Theology and Religious Education allow to expand the students’ knowledge on the law of the Catholic Church, Christian anthropology and pastoralization in the Bible, psychology of marriage, harmonious collaboration between family and schools in the processes of education, factors influencing expression of sexuality, the role of educators in the prevention of addiction, innovations in the science and practice of religion studies, adult education, etc.
The Faculty of Catholic Theology provides the necessary conditions for the students to become well-educated and mature personalities. Exceptional attention is given to the community life and the soul leading of the students. Groups are assembled for prayer and discussions, students organize events ranging from talent shows to weekends of recollections and seminars. Students also work as volunteers at the Marijos Radijas radio station, the Kaunas Archdiocese Youth Center, the Catholic Evangelization Center and other Catholic organizations. Various conferences, courses (Alfa, Know Yourself) and seminars are an excellent setting for the students to discuss religion and life, look for ample solutions to relevant problems. The faculty encourages research activities of its students. Scientific association Signum invites the students to engage in research activities, participate in conferences and discussions. The members of the association invite researchers from other faculties and universities to read lectures and reveal the latest discoveries of various scientific fields. Thanks to the faculty’s sponsors, additional scholarships and payouts for covering the student’s basket tax are provided to the most active students.
Faculty In Brief
- approx. 270 students
- approx. 30 lecturers and researchers
- Departments of Theology, Religious Studies and Canon Law
- Centres of History of Lithuanian Catholic Church, Christian Education, Research on Marriage and Family.