The community of St. Mary's provides a retreat from the noise and dangers of secular modernity, and allows students the opportunity to study in an atmosphere of quiet reflection. The student will find, however, ample opportunity to develop wholesome and lasting friendships, take part in numerous social activities, and participate in the liturgical prayer of the Church as it varies throughout the year in a thriving Catholic parish. In the true spirit of Catholic liberal arts education, St. Mary’s College encourages students to employ the natural means of higher education to strengthen the foundation of their supernatural life. Our graduates are equipped with the academic abilities to succeed in further academic and technical studies, and the strength of purpose to strive for the restoration of all things in Christ in whatever state of life they choose.