Research Theology

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology explains the catholic tradition in the context of contemporary society and studies the spiritual needs of the individual.

Opening of het academic year/partly in English, partly in Dutch

We are pleased to invite you cordially to the official opening of the academic year 2018 – 2019 in Utrecht on Wednesday, August 22.

The opening will begin at 6.15 p.m. with a Solemn Mass in Saint Catharine’s Cathedral. Willem Cardinal Eijk will preside, together with the student chaplains Ward Biemans and Michiel Peeters. Several lecturers and presidents of associated seminaries will also concelebrate. The first-year students of Tilburg School of Catholic Theology and Fontys University of Applied Sciences Theology and Philosophy will participate in the liturgy in a special role.After the Mass, Marcel Sarot, Dean of the TST, and Eric Luijten, Deputy Director of FHTL, will officially open the academic year in the In de Driekhoek conference center, starting at 8 p.m.

Anton ten Klooster will then give a mini lecture entitled “Pope Francis on happiness, holiness, and the good (student) life”, which will be followed by a reception.

All TST and FHTL students and staff and all others are very welcome. Your presence will be greatly appreciated.

Please register at Openingtst2018

We are looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday August 22!

With kind regards,

Marcel Sarot, Dean of the TST
Ada van der Velden-Westervelt, School Director TST

Eric Luijten, Deputy Director FHTL



Saint Catharine’s Cathedral is on Lange Nieuwstraat number 36. The In de Driehoek conference center is located at approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, on Willemsplantsoen 1c.


All are welcome, but in order to organize the reception in the In de Driehoek conference center, we would ask that you register your attendance. Please register at Openingtst2018


Contact TST: telephone number: 013 - 466 3800, e-mail:

When: 22 August 2018 18:15

End date: 22 August 2018 21:30