St Joseph’s Theological Institute, centred in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and situated in the African context, seeks to:
- Empower people through philosophical and theological enquiry and learning based in the Catholic tradition yet always in a living dialogue with other Christian communities, religions and cultures.
- Provide men and women with the philosophical and theological education necessary for both ordination and a variety of other ministries in church and society.
- Advance the philosophical and theological endeavour through researching issues of faith and culture, experience and tradition, and other contemporary questions, so that the Word of God may be proclaimed more effectively.
- Foster co-operation within the Pietermaritzburg Cluster of Theological Institutions as well as with other theological institutions both national and international.