The Faculty of Theology inaugurated its activities in January 1918 and remains until this day retains pride-of-place as the first teaching and formative institution at the Catholic University of Lublin. Among those persons instrumental in shaping the Faculty were the Servant of God Rev. Wincenty Granat, the Rev. Jacek Woroniecki, O.P., the Rev. Mieczysław Żywczyński and Bishop Marian Rechowicz.


The Faculty provides students with three Master’s degree programs on a residential and a tutorial basis. These programs are in theology, musicology and (since 1999) family studies. The Faculty also offers doctoral programs in seven concentration areas. The Faculty is made up of 11 Academic Institutes, two inter-faculty institutes, and 40 chairs. The teaching staff consists of approximately 150 persons. In the course of a typical academic year, approximately 500 students earn master’s degrees, 40 receive doctorates, and 10 attain the rank of habilitated doctor.


The Faculty of Theology is responsible for the publication of approximately 300 works annually, including about 50 books. It publishes ten scholarly journals and numerous collective works. The scholarly work of the members of the Faculty of Theology results in their being invited to numerous academic conventions and symposia both within Poland and abroad. In 1998-99, for example, Faculty members delivered lectures and participated in symposia in Italy (Rome, Milan, Trent), Germany (Munich, Berlin, Konstanz), the United States (New York, Philadelphia), the United Kingdom (London), Switzerland (Lugano), and France (Paris, Strasbourg). Such cooperation enables us to deepen our cooperation with other institutions abroad. Each year, the Faculty organizes an "Ecclesiology Week" and a "Spirituality Week" with the participation of many Polish and foreign lecturers whose international renown is widespread.


The Faculty cooperates with numerous universities abroad, including: the Maria Assunta University in Rome; the Institut fűr Alttestamentliche Bibelwissenschaft in Salzburg; Oxford University; Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum; the Ecumenical Institute of the University of Salamanca, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen in der Schweiz; the Ecumenical Center “Nova nadeje” in Brno; the Konfessionskundliches Institut des Evangelisches Bundes in Bensheim, Germany; the Research Institute in Aarhus, Denmark; the Pontifical Gregorian University; the Salesianum and Anselmianum Universities; and universities in Leuven, Salonika, Eichstätt, Essen, Trier, Freiburg, Vienna, Buffalo, Wűrzburg, Munich, Passau, Mainz and Koblenz.