Please find the attached release that has been issued by the Diocese of Buffalo.
Please take comfort in this original piece from our faculty member Jennifer Miller....
Every year the community of St. Mary’s Seminary & University is fully represented at the annual March for Life in Washington DC. The seminarians and faculty members joined over 100,000 other marches on Friday, January 24th to pray for an end to abortion and for the protection of the right to life of all people....
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A blessed Christmas and joyful New Year to all from the St. Mary’s Seminary & University Community....
Msgr. Lloyd Aiken (SCC 1964 & SMSU 1970) receives The Robert F. Leavitt, P.S.S. Award for Excellence in Pastoral Leadership at Alumni Day, October 17, 2019. Msgr. Aiken’s 45+ years of ministry with over 32 as the pastor of Sacred Heart of Glyndon were highlighted as well as his long commitment to vocations both in his parish and as a pastoral supervisor for the Seminary pastoral program. He was joined by classmates from St. Charles and St. Mary’s for the celebration. Over 100 alumni from St. Charles and St. Mary’s returned to Roland Park for the celebration on October 16th and 17th. Fr. Phillip Brown was the presider for the Alumni Day Mass
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On September 28, 2019 the Annual Vianney Cup Soccer Tournament was hosted by St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, with the enthusiastic participation of St. Charles Borromeo (Wynnewood, PA), Mount Saint Mary’s (Emmitsburg, MD), and Theological College (Washington D.C.).
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St. Mary’s Seminary community welcomed new seminarians from the Dioceses of Wilmington, Paterson, Worcester and the Archdiocese of Baltimore as well as four new faculty members; Fr. Dennis Billy, Css.R., Fr. William Burton, O.F.M., Fr. Robert Cro, P.S.S. and Dr. Matthew Dugandzic. At the conclusion of the new seminarian orientation and opening retreat, the entire community celebrated the opening of the academic year at the Covenant Liturgy on August 28th celebrated by Archbishop William Lori.
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A new Doctor of Ministry degree, to be offered in the Ecumenical Institute, was approved last week by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Earlier in the month, the degree was accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (the premier accreditor among seminaries).
The program, directed by the Rev. Dr. Jason Poling, is now receiving applications for admission. The inaugural course is Reading Scripture, taught in DMin intensives this fall by Dr. Mike Gorman, world-renowned biblical theologian and Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology.
On Thursday, May 9th, St. Mary’s Seminary & University celebrated our annual commencement ceremonies. Archbishop William Lori, Chair of the Board and Chancellor of the University, presided over the ceremonies.
The Faculty of the School of Theology, acting under the authority of the State of Maryland, and the Academic Dean, Fr. Gladstone Stevens, P.S.S., conferred five Baccalaureates in Sacred Theology, one Master of Arts (Theology), five Masters of Divinity, and one Licentiate in Sacred Theology.
The Faculty of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, acting under the authority of the State of Maryland, and the Dean, Rev. Brent Laytham, Ph.D, conferred nineteen Masters of Arts (Theology), ten Masters of Arts (Church Ministries), and one Certificate of Advanced Studies (Theology).
Dr. Michael Gorman, the Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s delivered the commencement address, entitled “Parables of Communion”— a phrase borrowed from the Taizé community—which took the form of a letter from Saint Paul, who encouraged the graduates to rely on the Holy Spirit to help create missional communities that are countercultural (alternatives to the present age), cruciform (cross-shaped), and columbine (dove-like, peaceful). Dr. Gorman, Dean of the Ecumenical Institute for 19 years before becoming the Raymond Brown Professor, was honored as a consummate scholar, extraordinary teacher and faithful disciple who has devoted his life to building up the church. His special recognition was the capstone of the Jubilee Year of the Ecumenical Institute.
Congratulations to all the graduates!
In the name of the St. Mary’s Seminary & University community, I would like to extend to you our warmest Easter greetings. May the Risen Lord shed his Light upon you and your loved ones. May his gift of Eternal Life be yours forever.
Fr. Phillip J. Brown, P.S.S.
President-Rector and Vice Chancellor