Saint Benedict Institute – Application

Before filling out this application: You will need to provide two documents with your application (which can be uploaded at the bottom of this form).
  • A Statement of Interest, no more than one typed page, explaining your interest in Saint Jerome, the monastic tradition, or both. Be sure to specify anything in your intellectual background that would prepare you for an intensive study of Saint Jerome, whether historical, philosophical, theological or otherwise. Knowledge of Latin is welcome but not required.
  • A Letter of Reference from one of your professors. This can be scanned (ideally to a PDF). (Those who attended last year need no letter of reference, simply the rest of the application.)

Please fill out the following application in full. Your Statement of Interest and Letter of Reference should be included at the time of application. Upon submission, applications are emailed to Dr. Mark J. Clark, Director of the Institute, at

The application, together with your statement of interest and letter of reference from a professor, is due by July 1, 2019 ASAP. (The application period has been extended for 2019.)

All applications will be reviewed by Drs. Clark and Noone, and applicants whose applications are complete will be notified by email whether they have been accepted for the Summer 2019 program within a few weeks.

Application submission is closed for 2019!