Nashotah House Blessed by Our Distance Learners

Often we need to step back and think. People have never had all the time in the world, and busyness is all around us, yet often we wonder, is there a good sort of busyness? This week, the House has been busily blessed by hosting the Fall Distance Residential Week from September 29-October 4, 2013. Why do students seek Nashotah House? Why this House in the woods? Marie Clunan from the Diocese of Southern Virginia is in her second year in the Distance Learning Program pursuing her MA in Ministry. She is a wife, a mother and seeking her third post-graduate degree. ‘There are many wonderful programs available, some of them are local, some international,’ says Mrs. Clunan. ‘Yet, Nashotah House offers something more than just a degree. Nashotah offers focused teaching, allowing us to think deeply, spend time in worship and prayer, and return refreshed to our various ministries.’

During each residency, the distance student cohorts join our residential community, students and faculty, in corporate worship and community life, providing an opportunity to imbibe of the Benedictine spiritual formation which is the hallmark of a Nashotah House education. On campus guest housing is generally available during residential weeks; breakfast and lunch are available Monday-Friday in the campus Refectory.

A friend of the House once said, ‘Sometimes, when we have a full plate, something will fall off.’ Safeguarding the Church in love, requires planning, teaching, learning — we do have full plates, something will indeed fall off from time to time, but in humility, keep going. Remember the faithful who have gone before.

Nashotah House offers two distance learning programs:

Master of Arts in Ministry (MA in Ministry) degree
Anglican Studies (AS) certificate program
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

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About nashotahhouse

Located in Nashotah, Wisconsin, Nashotah House Theological Seminary is the oldest institute of higher education in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1842 by a Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Nashotah House belongs to the Anglican tradition of worship, theology and spirituality. That is, Nashotah House traces her roots to the Church of England and locates herself within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Comprehending the fundamental disciplines of Holy Scripture, Theology, Church History, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry, the curriculum at Nashotah House not only roots our students in the ancient wisdom of the Church, it prepares and empowers them to communicate the Gospel to the world today.