SCHOOLS OF THEOLOGY
Mount Saint Mary's Seminary
Emmitsburg, Maryland | Visit Website
The Mount, as it is often referred to, enjoys a rural setting within commuting distance to Washington, DC to the south, Baltimore, MD to the east, and Harrisburg, PA to the north. These metropolitan areas are easily accessible for pastoral fieldwork, for cultural pursuits, and for amplification of the resources of the Seminary. The mission of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary is the formation of men for the Roman Catholic diocesan priesthood in the service of the Kingdom of God. Mount St. Mary’s Seminary aims to establish a foundation within the seminarian for a lifetime of priestly ministry within the Church.
This foundation is an intimate relationship with God the Father in Jesus Christ His Son through the Holy Spirit, a relationship nourished by Scripture and Tradition, celebrated in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and marked by a sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. Mount St. Mary’s Seminary is the second-oldest Catholic theologate in the United States. Mount St. Mary’s was founded in 1808. Within close proximity to the campus is the national Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Kenrick - Glennon Seminary
St. Louis, Missouri | Visit Website
Kenrick School of Theology is a graduate-level community of faith and learning that prepares men for the Roman Catholic priesthood. With the help of the Holy Spirit, it seeks to instill in candidates an abiding priestly identity, founded in Christ Jesus and his Church. It further seeks to instill a cooperative priestly ministry, comprised of teaching, sanctifying, and leading and an integrated priestly spirituality, embracing celibacy, simplicity, obedience, and prayer.
Kenrick School of Theology is a division of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, legally titled the St. Louis Roman Catholic Theological Seminary, a not-for-profit corporation operated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis under the laws of the State of Missouri. Founded in 1893, it continues a rich heritage of theological and pastoral service to the Church of Jesus Christ, attentive to the needs of its constituencies, while cognizant of the contemporary global context of both theology and the priesthood.
Conception Seminary College
Conception, Missouri | Visit Website
Conception is located in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 20 miles east of Maryville, Missouri.
The Pre-Theology Program, inaugurated in 1982, is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies but are in need of formation and academic requirements before advancing to graduate-level theology studies. The program addresses spiritual growth and character formation through individual guidance and regular theological reflection. Pre-Theology studies are usually completed in two years, after which the student receives a Certificate of Pre-Theological Studies.
The Mission of Conception Seminary College is the preparation of candidates for the ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, through spiritual, intellectual, and character formation in the Benedictine tradition.