Corpus Christi College is a community of learning and faith, which shares with Catholic institutions around the globe a rich intellectual tradition almost 2,000 years old.
The character of the Catholic university is wonderfully described in Pope John Paul II's apostolic constitution From the Heart of the Church .
As a Catholic college, Corpus Christi College strives to be an incomparable center of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity, dedicated to research, to teaching and to the education of students who freely associate with their teachers in a common love of knowledge. With every other university and college it shares that joy of searching for, discovering and communicating truth in every field of knowledge.
At Corpus Christi College, students are challenged to pursue an education that combines excellence in humanistic and cultural development with specialized professional training. Most especially, they are challenged to continue the search for truth and for meaning throughout their lives, since "the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments, and to develop a religious, moral, and social sense". Corpus Christi College students should realize the responsibility of their professional life, the enthusiasm of being the trained leaders of tomorrow, the importance of being witnesses to Christ in whatever place they may exercise their profession (from Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 1, 23).
Corpus Christi pursues its mission through its undergraduate program in the humanities. The College strives to educate articulate and creative life-long learners, who as servant leaders will be prepared to take on the intellectual, professional and social challenges of our times.
Together, St. Mark's College and Corpus Christi College will become the centre of excellence for undergraduate and graduate Catholic education in western Canada.