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St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute Rebrands

March 16, 2016 | Ecumenical Institute News

On Tuesday evening, more than 100 friends of the EI gathered in Laubacher Hall to see, hear and celebrate the rebranding of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute.

After extensive consultation with constituents and consultants, the newer academic division of America’s first Catholic seminary has developed a new trademark image–a seal mirroring the traditional seal of St. Mary’s Seminary & University, but with a woven cross at the center to to picture how diverse learners are united in a common pursuit—faith seeking understanding.

Dean Brent Laytham explained that while the legal name isn’t changing, henceforth the common usage will be “St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute,” recognizing that some constituents typically say “St. Mary’s,” while others say “Ecumenical Institute.” This new nomenclature identifies where we are, who we are, and what we are attempting all in one.

Finally, Laytham said, a new tagline will be used to verbalize “the motives of our students and the energy in our classes”: Seeking wisdom. Nourishing faith. Engaging community. 




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