Statement of Catholic Identity
We have faith in your future.
Albertus Magnus College is a Catholic College founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. In union with the whole Church, the College affirms the essential dignity of each person as a being of divine origin. In this light, each individual person “…attempts to seek out the wonders of the material universe…and finds…perfection in wisdom, which gently draws the human mind to look for and love what is true and good.” (Gaudiam et Spes, Vatican II)
Because it is rooted in the Dominican tradition, Albertus Magnus College is devoted to the pursuit of truth in all of its dimensions and to the proposition that faith and reason are complementary. Thus, this College fosters a commitment to scholarly exploration and to the principles of academic freedom. The College welcomes diversity and is dedicated to facilitating the intellectual growth of its faculty, students and administrative staff so that they may develop their individual gifts and acquire the habits of mind necessary to pursue truth.
Albertus Magnus College promotes inquiry into such questions as the role of the individual in the natural world and in society; responsibility toward social justice, peace, and the common good; the relationship between faith and reason; and the relationship between theory and practice. The Albertus community is dedicated to creating an open institution environment which supports its members’ intellectual, spiritual and social development.
The Four Pillars Of The Dominican Tradition
Our namesake, Albert the Great, was a scholar who integrated faith and reason; the spiritual and the scientific. In this tradition, the Office of Dominican Ministries promotes the connection of God to all we study.
The Office of Dominican Ministries coordinates, organizes, and promotes opportunities for prayer and contemplation. Our Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel is a place of prayer and contemplation open each day; and is the place of regular events of worship and prayer reflecting our Catholic heritage and our openness to the diverse faiths found in the Albertus Magnus Community. The Coordinator of the Office of Dominican Ministries provides prayer and reflection for college events as well.
The Dominican Tradition encourages us to see and make connections, and promotes the connectedness we share among each other in the Albertus Magnus community and the world beyond. As unique members of the Albertus Magnus Community, each one of us “...attempts to seek out the wonder of the material universe...and finds... perfection in wisdom, which gently draws the human mind to look for and love what is true and good. (Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II)
Service is the natural response of a life open to God, through prayer and contemplation. Prayer and contemplation opens us to the needs of the whole world through service and the promotion of the common good. The Office of Dominican Ministries offers opportunities for service both on and off campus. Dominican Ministries reaches out to the poor, those at risk, the marginalized of our communities and our world. Dominican Ministries fosters an awareness of a variety of service opportunities, and strives to put into action a desire to serve.