This colloquium provides the keystone of the MTS formation program, during which important classical and modern works of theology and spirituality, great books of Western civilization (philosophy, literature), significant Church documents, great works of painting and music, and evangelically fruitful psychology and sociology will be explored. The Colloquium occurs nine times a year for two years (years A and B). A student can begin the two-year cycle with either year A or year B. Students will receive one credit for the completion of each academic semester. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail grading scheme, and is required of MTS students in their first two years.