New and News at St. Mary’s

Mass of the Holy Spirit   Renovations Completed    
On September 1, 2021 St. Mary’s opened its academic year with a “Mass of the Holy Spirit.” The Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, was the presider and homilist. More…    The final phase of renovations to the living areas of the seminary have been completed, bringing to an end the two-year construction project and an even lengthier period of planning and organization. More…   View all eleven current videos in the Profiles in Ministry series of 2-3 minute introductions to the seminarians and alumni of St. Mary’s. More profiles are coming in 2022. More…


New Faculty   Food Service   EI Starts Online
St. Mary’s welcomes two new members of the Seminary/School of Theology faculty: Rev. Innocent Smith, O.P. and Dr. James Starke. Fr. Smith will also be the Director of Spiritual Life Programs and Dr. Starke will be the Director of Liturgy. More…    St, Mary’s has done a complete renovation of the servery with new flooring, lighting, and equipment. SAGE Dining Services has begun food service, offering new menus with healthy offerings and always-available information, including a mobile app. More…   St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute has announced that it will begin its Fall Semester virtually. Beginning with the first day of classes on Thursday, September 2 and continuing through at least Friday, September 17, all classes will be taught fully online. More…

Who We Are

The Seminary

The Seminary, founded in Baltimore in 1791, by the Society of Saint Sulpice, strives, as its primary purpose, to provide outstanding spiritual, human, intellectual and pastoral preparation for candidates for the Roman Catholic Priesthood. Following in the Sulpician Seminary tradition, it seeks to do this as a formational community grounded in Jesus Christ and primarily directed toward diocesan priestly service in the Church.

The Ecumenical

The Ecumenical Institute encourages people of all denominations to explore theological studies in a serious, open-minded, and supportive environment.

The Center for
Continuing Formation

Opened in 1996, the Center offers an array of programs for priests and bishops. There are conferences for the newly ordained, new pastors, priests engaged in pastoral and special ministries, and senior priests. The Center has also developed a series of conferences which addresses needs of bishops and their co-workers in the task of diocesan administration. Additionally the Center hosts groups for academic, pastoral and ecumenical conferences.

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