Mission Studium Biblicum Online Learning (SBOL) is an open learning and distance education institution that aims to promote the biblical formation of the faithful, especially in the Chinese speaking communities (Studium Biblicum Particular Statutes 2.2), in response to the diverse needs of the local Church by:
providing quality Bible-based academic and pastoral learning opportunities based on principles of lifelong learning, flexibility, and student-centeredness;
participating in faith community development by utilising its resources and capacities for the spiritual betterment of the faithful;
accessibility to all learners, specifically those of the Chinese language and the marginalised, by way of a barrier-free educational environment.
Spirit of the Institute
The SBOL is a Franciscan institute that draws its inspiration from St Francis of Assisi and the intellectual masters of the Order, especially Venerable Fr Gabriele Allegra, founder of the Studium Biblicum. In the words of St Francis of Assisi, all studies must not xtinguish the spirit of holy prayer and devotion? Bible studies is not just an intellectual exercise but an encounter with the Word of God who challenges everyone toward spiritual perfection. The aim of studies is joyful service to the Church, and in the practice of Charity to all so that the Word of God is once again incarnate among us.
Benefits of studying with SBOL
Study courses at times and places that fit your schedule.
Complete 100% of the Diploma online, including all administration, registration, and book buying.
Earn an ecclesiastically recognized Diploma in Biblical Formation (SBF Jer.)
Courses written by international, qualified Bible scholars.
Acquire skills and knowledge that are applicable to personal spirituality as well as faith community development.
Backup courses and tutorials held at various centers and countries.