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.


A lady holding prayer beads in a chapel on St. Mary's campus

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.


Stained glass in Assumption Chapel

Pastoral Care

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.


Upcoming Events and Masses



Prayer Requests

If you would like to request prayers for yourself, a loved one, or some situation that is in your heart, use the form below to send your request to Father Tim Eden. He will make sure that your request is offered to God with the prayers of the St. Mary’s community in a confidential manner.

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