Mission statement

The Sapientia College of Theology of Religious Orders is an integrated institute of several religious orders. Its aim is to be the center of theological studies for religious orders in Hungary.  The main purpose of the College is to provide high quality theological training

  • based on Catholic faith and moral
  • in observance of church and state law
  • feeding on the spirituality of orders teaching in the College

as well as to give a platform for research on the theology of religious life.

In the year 2000, the three religious orders now responsible for the College, the Hungarian Benedictine Congregation, the Hungarian Piarist Province and the Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Hungary, united their centuries-old theological colleges under the name ‘Sapientia College of Theology of Religious Orders’. The college is maintained by these orders in association with the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus and the Dominican Sisters of Saint Margaret of Hungary. This collaboration strengthens the aim the College to rely on a wider basis among religious orders.
Theological training in the College prepares religious candidates for the priesthood and provides theological, catechetic, and pastoral-assistant training for religious brothers and sisters. The College is also committed to train lay people who wish to serve the church and the society.
The College furthers cooperation with other institutions and aims at continually improving its activities.


Sapientia College of Theology of Religious Orders, 1052 Budapest, Piarista köz 1., Hungary