The School of Applied Theology (SAT)

SAT offers a holistic Sabbath experience to laity, priests, deacons, and men and women religious, who live locally and who come from around the world, seeking attentive rest, theological renewal, and spiritual transformation.

We offer courses in contemporary theology—spirituality, mysticism, cosmology, scripture, the arts, and personal development—for a day, a week, a month, or a semester or two, from leading presenters who come to SAT from the Bay Area and across the United States.  Through study, reflection, integration, contemplation, and prayer, SAT provides a learning environment that seeks to apply theology and spiritual practices to work, ministries, and life.


We provide Sabbath experiences through a variety of Sabbatical offerings.
Come for a day, a week, a month, or a year….

• The Full-Length Sabbatical (semester or two-semesters)

• The Day, Week, or Month Sabbatical

The Summer Sabbatical: The Summer Spirituality Series
Summer 2017 Full Course Descriptions and Registration

Ongoing Offerings


Wendy M. Wright, Ph.D.
Heart Speaks to Heart: the Art of Spiritual Friendship
June 5-7, 2017

Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, STD
The Intercultural Church and the Arts
June 12-14, 2017

Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher, Ph.D
Thresholds to Prayer
June 19-21, 2017


Mirabai Starr
The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey
June 26-28, 2017