St. Mary’s was founded on Marianist values.
St. Mary’s is a Catholic and Marianist university, but we welcome students from all denominations and faiths to come together to learn and share at St. Mary’s University.
Catholic and Marianist Education
Brothers of the Society of Mary (Marianists) brought Catholic education to San Antonio when, in 1852, they opened St. Mary’s Institute. St. Mary’s University, an outgrowth of the brothers’ first educational undertaking, committed itself to the Marianist ideals of academic excellence, ethical commitment and service to the community.
Hispanic Faith and Culture
St. Mary’s University has a culturally diverse community, with a large portion of the student population that is Hispanic. University Ministry has established a ministry outreach for Hispanic students to help them adjust to college life and learn more about one’s culture and faith.
Whether you’ve reached a fork in the road, are facing a crisis or could simply use some guidance in your spiritual life, University Ministry’s pastoral team is here to help. Our team understands that your experience is unique to you, and we offer spiritual direction, support services and vocation discernment services to meet your needs.