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Serving the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Kateri Institute for Catholic Studies offers a home for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Michigan to integrate their studies with the Catholic intellectual tradition. 

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The Life of the Mind

The Life of the Mind is a year-long lecture and seminar series for U-M faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and the local community. Registration is required for dinner seminars; lectures are open to all.

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Cinema Sanctus

Cinema Sanctus is a monthly film series co-sponsored by Catholic Student Evangelization focusing on high quality movies that have some sort of  Christian interest.

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Transcendence is a literary magazine of  that meditates on how artistic expressions of the transcendentals -- Truth, Beauty, and Goodness --  bring us closer to God.

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Photo of the Michigan Union, a an academic building with vines growing on it

"The duty of an academic institution is in a certain sense: to give birth to souls for the sake of knowledge and wisdom, to shape minds and hearts."


Image: St. Kateri Tekakawitha, Oil on Canvas, 2020, Joseph J. Macklin of the Instrumentum Dei Studio, Jackson, Michigan.

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