Learning Center

Learning Center

The Learning Center, the newest facility on the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary campus was completed during the Christmas holidays of 2015.  The new space, which is designed to meet the ongoing educative needs of an increasingly tech savvy seminary population, was funded by a successful capital campaign—The Pathways to the Future­—initiated in 2012.

The Learning Center houses over 60,000 volumes of books and provides access to physical and digital journals with an emphasis on theological research.

Surrounded by a scenic wooded backdrop, the Learning Center offers ample quiet space for group and individual study.

Professional library staff members are available daily Monday through Friday to assist with all research needs.

Recent Acquisitions

Political Augustianism: Modern Interpretations of Augustine’s Political Thought, Michael Bruno, Fortress Press ed., 2014

Seat of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition, James M. Jacobs, CUA Press, 2022

Unity in the Church, Or, The Principle of Catholicism : Presented in the Spirit of the Church Fathers of the First Three Centuries,  Johann Adam Möhler. 1996 copyright, CUA Press

Paul and His Recent Interpreters: Some Contemporary Debates, N.T. Wright, Fortress Press ed., 2015

Catholic Social Thought: Encyclicals and Documents from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis, edited by David J. O’Brien and Thomas A Shannon, 2016

The Trinity: On the Nature and Mystery of the One God, Thomas Joseph White, OP; CUA Press, 2022

Dogma and Preaching: Applying Christian Doctrine to Daily Life, 1st unabridged ed., Joseph Ratzinger, 2011

The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers: A Manual of Preaching, Spiritual Reading and Meditation, Volumes 1-4, translated and edited by M.F. Toal, D.D.; Ignatius Press, 2000

The Psalms: Songs of Faith and Praise: The Revised Grail Psalter with Commentary and Prayers, Gregory J. Polan, OSB, 2014

A Deeper Vision: The Catholic Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century by Robert Royal

Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, volume IV, 2021; Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

The Great Conversations: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, 2019;  by Norman Melchert, David Morrow, eighth ed. 

Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls, 2017; by Thomas L. Leclerc

Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal,  2010; by Paul Kolbet