John Hines Day Celebrates Southwest’s Founder

In 1952, Bishop John Hines – then Bishop Coadjutor of the diocese of Texas – established the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Hines, who would go on to be Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, had a vision for a “new kind of seminary…for the whole church.” Bishop Hines vision was on broad display this […]

Bishop Hector Monterroso announced as Blandy Speaker

Seminary of the Southwest has announced the speaker and date for the 53rd Annual Blandy Lecture and Symposium. The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso, bishop assistant in the diocese of Texas, will present the Blandy Lecture on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, beginning at 6:30pm CST. “We are excited to welcome Bishop Hector Monterroso to our campus […]

Matriculation Marks a Return and a Renewal

Throughout the spring and summer of 2021, like so many others in this country, the return to classes for students of all ages felt like an inflection point amid the pandemic that signaled some return to normalcy. As students and faculty gathered for the 2021 Fall Matriculation Evensong service at Seminary of the Southwest, even […]

Southwest is an Open Book

Open Book, a living anthology of offerings from Southwest, is now live! At Southwest, we form ministers and counselors who are faithful, imaginative, and able to communicate God’s healing presence through their words and works. Open Book brings together the entire range of these expressions — creative, reflective, scholarly, and contemplative — to celebrate each unique […]

The Rev. Nancy Frausto named Director of Latinx Studies

Seminary of the Southwest announces the Rev. Nancy Frausto as the new Director of Latinx Studies. Frausto will begin in her role at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year this fall. “I am humbled and honored to have been called to this position. I love parish ministry and have spent most of my life […]

Southwest Co-hosts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curricular Development Workshop

This past June, Seminary of the Southwest, in partnership with the Black Religious Scholars Group and SEES (Strategic Ethical Expert Solutions), hosted “Teaching to Transcend: A DEI Consultation on Transformative Teaching in Theological Education.” Representatives from Episcopal seminaries from across the country attended, with Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Bexley Seabury, Sewanee, and General all […]

Southwest Students Attend Virtual Preaching Excellence Programs

For more than 32 years the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF) has delivered its Preaching Excellence Programs (PEP) to seminarians, postulants and ordained clergy via face-to-face gatherings. Now, moving into a second year after Covid-19 restrictions mandated a pivot to Zoom meetings in 2020, and with the support of technical partner Bexley Seabury Seminary, the EPF recently completed its […]