Seminaries

SCHOOLS OF THEOLOGY

Mount Saint Mary's Seminary

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

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.

 

Mundelein Seminary

Mundelein Seminary

Mundelein, Illinois | Visit Website

The University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary prepares candidates for the diocesan priesthood and provides initial, post-graduate or ongoing formation for priests and those who collaborate with them in ministry. At the core of its mission, Mundelein Seminary prepares men to be priests of Jesus Christ, priest, teacher and shepherd. It educates men for parish pastoral ministry as co-workers with their bishops in the service of the Catholic Church.

Mundelein Seminary is the major seminary and graduate school of theology for the Archdiocese of Chicago; however, many others are studying for 33 other dioceses in the United States and abroad. In 1921, Archbishop George Mundelein opened St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. In September 1934, Cardinal Mundelein obtained from the Sacred Congregation of Seminaries and Universities in Rome a permanent grant for the theological faculty to confer the baccalaureate, the licentiate and doctorate in theology, and the seminary became the first American institution to be honored as a Pontifical Theological Faculty.

 

COLLEGE SEMINARY

Conception Seminary College

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.

 

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Holy Trinity Seminary College

Irving, Texas | Visit Website

Holy Trinity is located in the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, on the campus of the University of Dallas in order that seminarians might receive human formation and a sound education within the Catholic intellectual tradition provided by the curriculum and student life of the University.

Established in 1965 Holy Trinity Seminary was originally an eight year seminary providing both collegiate and theological formation and education for seminarians from diocese across the United States. In 1986 the bishops of Dallas and Galveston-Houston agreed to cooperate in the work of seminary formation by maintaining a collegiate program of formation at Holy Trinity Seminary and a graduate program of theological formation at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston.

The mission of Holy Trinity Seminary is not simply a local enterprise for educating priest exclusively for Texas, but is called to offer excellence in human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation for men from around the United Stated in service to the Universal Church.