The Monastery Of The Ascension is a community of fifteen Benedictine monks which has been in Southern Idaho since 1965. We live a life of prayer, work and reading accordng to the Rule of St. Benedict and try to serve the Catholic Church and the people of southern Idaho through various ministries which include parochial work, retreats, teaching and scholarship, ecumenical activities, counseling and spiritual direction, and social service.
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Benedictine Distance Learning

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[IMAGE] The Program

The Benedictine Consortium for Distance Learning began in 1994. We were convinced of the importance of formation in Benedictine tradition and aware of a growing interest in monastic studies. We realized that the experts in monastic studies are scattered around the country and so are the potential students. Hence, we put to together a list of courses for which we had teachers and for which we thought there might be a need in monasteries. The list has grown as formation directors and others made known their needs and as qualified teachers have signed on. More than 200 students, including oblates, lay students, and non-Catholic monastics have enrolled in the program. Syllabi have been adapted to Third World needs and made available to monasteries there without cost. Group rates have been introduced. tuition costs have been kept at an affordable level.

[IMAGE] Non-credit students work at their own academic level. They also work at their own pace and have a year to complete a course. We have tried to pick readings that are easily available. If students need to borrow a book or article, all readings are available on loan from the coordinator or the instructor. Each course amounts to about two (15 week) semester hours of college work (90 hours of student work). Most of courses may be taken for credit granted by the University of Mary. Cost per two-semester hour course is $150 non-credit, $300. for credit. For further information or to register contact Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, Coordinator, Benedictine Distant Learning, Monastery Of The Ascension, 541 East--100 South, Jerome, ID 83338. Phone & fax: 208-324-2377.


Further Information: Courses / History and Mission / Procedures / Tuition Costs

Benedictine Distance Learning: Registration Form

Course Name:
Credit ($300) Non-credit ($150)
Your Name:
Monastic affiliation (if any):
(Oblate, Novice, Finally
Professed etc.):
Name of High School:
Date of Graduation:
Post Secondary Education:
Years Attended,
Degree (if any)
Credit students answer the following:

Birth date

Social Security Number:
Disabled: Y/N
Roman Catholic: Y/N
Your Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
Your email address will be held private for in house use only.
We will under NO circumstances release your email address to any other party.

Send payment to:
Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB,
Benedictine Distance Learning Consortium,
Monastery of the Ascension,
541 East--100 South,
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone 208-761-9389 FAX: 208-324-2377


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