The Catholic Biblical School (CBS) operates as a program within Saint Thomas Seminary and the Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis. The Archbishop of Hartford, Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, has approved the CBS programs and curriculum for adults in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Catholic Biblical School curriculum, published by Paulist Press, is offered for study in dioceses and parishes across the United States, including: Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, New York, North Carolina, Omaha, Saint Louis, and San Diego.
Saint Thomas Seminary and the Catholic Biblical School are accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. All CBS faculty are Catholics in good standing and hold at least one graduate degree in a related theological discipline. Several of our instructors hold doctoral degrees. The Faculty Chair and Director of the Catholic Biblical School, Barbara Jean Daly Horell, holds two degrees in biblical studies from Harvard and Gonzaga Universities, as well as a post-graduate certificate in spirituality from Boston College. She has more than thirty years of experience teaching Sacred Scripture in Catholic institutions.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair affirms that “the Hartford Catholic Biblical School provides adults the opportunity to encounter the Word of God in prayerful, in-depth and faithful ways that prepare them to become evangelizing leaders in their faith communities.”