The Seat of Wisdom Diocesan Institute is a program of adult faith formation and catechetical certification in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. It offers a comprehensive and systematic formation based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and aims to draw its participants into deeper communion with Jesus Christ, strengthening them to be more effective witnesses and teachers of the Gospel.
The Institute is for all adults seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith.
In addition to offering general certificates for adult formation, the institute also offers certification for parish catechists, Catholic school principals and teachers, directors and coordinators of religious education, youth ministers, and all those involved in any form of adult religious education. Other personnel serving in parish leadership positions are encouraged to register and attend as well.
Primarily located at Holy Name Heights (formerly Bishop O'Connor Center), but our classes are also offered regionally throughout the diocese in order to serve the largest number of students from our 131 parishes. For those who are interested or unable to attend we have self-study options for personal growth and Seat of Wisdom credit.
Though no one will be turned away for an inability to pay, tuition for each course is $15.
"The Seat of Wisdom Diocesan Institute has been a real blessing. I'm sure there are many others like me who thirst for knowledge and communication with others on a spiritual and intellectual level. My thirst is satisfied and yet made more evident. I am grateful to be part of this diocese that seeks to know and love God in all the right ways." - Participant from St. Clement in Lancaster
For information on how to begin and to read the Program Overview.