New and News at St. Mary’s

Bishop Barron Visits   St. Mary’s On the Road   Rite of Candidacy
On November 16, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles visited St. Mary’s seminarians for a question-and-answer dialogue. He answered questions about discernment, preaching, and how to evangelize in our modern world. More…   Members of the St. Mary’s community have an impact far beyond our Baltimore location. In November’s report: Drs. Mabry and Smith at Villanova; Fr. Burton at the Cathedral of Mary our Queen; Music Director Sam Rowe conducts, and more. See these latest examples…   On November 12, 2021 Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, Bishop of Greensburg, presided at the Rite of Candidacy, within the Masse. In this liturgy, seminarians formally declare their intention to complete the path to priesthood and ordination. View recording…


Meeting Bishops   New Pastors Program   Gorman Presents
On November 15, St. Mary’s Seminary & University collaborated with Saint Luke Institute to host an evening for Bishops during their November meeting in Baltimore. More…   The Center for Continuing Formation once again held its five-day workshop designed exclusively for new pastors and parish life coordinators: November 7-12, 2021. More…   From November 20-23, Dr. Michael Gorman attended the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. He was a respondent in a session devoted to Pauline Theology. More…

Who We Are

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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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