Seeking Meaning
Faith encountering American culture

Celebrating 25 years in 2019, at the Donald S. Nesti, CSSp Center for Faith and Culture, our primary educational tool is dialogue. We discuss and debate the hard questions of life and issues we face in today's world.

As we strive to live and work together for the common good in society, we bring the Catholic voice to this ongoing conversation, while actively listening and valuing the voices of others.

You’re welcome here regardless of how you define “faith” or the extent to which you believe. You don’t need to be Catholic. In fact, you don’t need to subscribe to any particular faith. Come as you are!

Our Mission Statement


Get to Know the CFC

The Nesti Center for Faith and Culture offers many ways to engage in dialogue, including lectures, conferences, symposia, academic programs and study abroad experiences.

Year Of The Family

The Master of Arts in Faith and Culture. As part of our graduate program, lay students are equipped with the wisdom of the Catholic theological, moral, social, and spiritual traditions. These tools allow them to go out into American culture and leaven it with the Good News.

learn more about the Masters of arts in Faith and Culture

The Certificate in Family Life is designed to help interested persons discover and apply the richness of a family perspective to their lives and ministries.

learn more about the Certificate in Family Life

The Graduate Certificate in Faith and Culture is rooted in the same course offerings as the M.A. in Faith and Culture degree program. It can be completed with half the credit hours and allows you to enrich your academic or professional career while earning a recognized credential.

learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Faith and Culture

Reyna Anderson

I applied to law school because I was inspired by what I learned in the MAFC program: the virtue of Justice, inalienable rights and so much more.

Reyna Anderson, MAFC 2015 Fellow, Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the U.N.; J.D. Candidate, 2019, Ave Maria School of Law

Requirements Disclaimer:
International students who wish to maintain or obtain an I-20 form and F-1 student visa or status should participate in the in-person program option.