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We invite you to make MACC your home away from home. Students, staff and faculty all work together to create a community of faith, respect, celebration and learning.
Daily life at MACC includes an array of activities and programs for development of the whole person through experiential learning, spiritual development and communal life.
To meet the diverse needs of our participants, the MACC staff works with each new group of participants to develop prayer services and Eucharistic celebrations that support their spiritual and educational journey. On the weekends, participants attend services at local churches that offer various liturgical experiences in English and Spanish.
Additionally, faith sharing groups and spiritual direction are available both on and off campus.
MACC is located on San Antonio’s northwest side in a quiet, residential neighborhood.
The campus offers comfortable accommodations, modern classrooms, a computer-based language lab, the Virgilio Elizondo Library, a cafeteria, a participant lounge and kitchen area, laundry facilities, lovely gardens and a peaceful chapel for quiet meditation and liturgical celebrations. The beautiful, hacienda-style complex is within walking distance of Woodlawn Lake, a favorite neighborhood park, graced by a lovely lake, surrounded by a jogging path. Participants also enjoy a large swimming pool at Assumption Seminary, located across the street. MACC is only a few minutes from historic, downtown San Antonio and conveniently close to buslines, a post office, a supermarket and other stores.
This central location also provides access to the following academic institutions that allow MACC participants to use their extensive library collections: St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, The University of the Incarnate Word and Oblate School of Theology.
For participants seeking a multicultural and multilingual community, San Antonio offers many opportunities and experiences.
It is a city rich in history with a unique culture shaped by Mexican, European and Tejano influences. The various cultural attractions, such as the Spanish Missions National Historical Park, and six different museums, reflect the diverse heritage of San Antonio’s people. The close proximity of the border also encourages many participants to travel to Mexico, less than half a day away. Padre Island National Seashore, the Texas Hill Country and Austin, the capital of Texas, are also within easy driving distance.
San Antonio is a multicultural and multilingual city. The area is rich in history and culture from both sides of the Mexico/U.S. border, and from the unique Tejano experience.
The heritages of the peoples of San Antonio are reflected in the many cultural attractions in the region; just a few of the local institutions of interest are:
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Institute of Texan Cultures
McNay Art Museum
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Public Library
San Fernando Cathedral
The Witte Museum