The Seminary

Preparing men as priests after the heart of Christ

The Seminary offers an outstanding priestly formation program based on the Bishops’ Program of Priestly Formation and in the spirit of Pastores dabo vobis of St. Pope John Paul II.

In addition to the B.A., M.A., and M.Div. theology degrees, the Seminary is the oldest pontifical faculty in our country and awards the S.T.B., S.T.L., and S.T.D. theology degrees by the authority of the Holy See.

At St. Mary’s, the nationally recognized Knott Library and the Raymond Brown Center provide outstanding theological and biblical resources for all academic programs.

Welcome to St. Mary's

Peace Be With You! Welcome to the St. Mary’s Seminary & University website! I hope you will find our website interesting and useful.

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Your Priestly Calling

A Priestly Calling: A Series of Reflections, Part I

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About Us

Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s Seminary and University, the oldest Catholic seminary in the United States.

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Priestly Formation

St. Mary’s Seminary & University has designed its theological curriculum and priestly formation program with the expressed purpose of preparing its seminarians to assume greater and more demanding pastoral responsibilities immediately following ordination.

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The School of Theology is the program for the theological formation of seminarians at St. Mary’s Seminary & University. The School of Theology offers degree programs and courses primarily to resident Catholic seminarians.

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Book Lists

Spring 2018 Historical Studies Moral-Spirituality Studies Pastoral Studies Systematic-Liturgical Studies Sacred Scriptures Pre-Theology Studies Archdiocese of Baltimore Permanent Deacon Formation Historical Studies HS501 Modern/Contemp. Church – Parlopiano

HS501 Required Texts (see instructor for information)

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Moral-Spirituality Studies MS505 Sexuality/Marriage/Celibacy-Fulton

MS505 Required Texts

MS508 Sacraments of Healing- Moore

MS508 Required Texts

MS/SL822 St. Augustine’s Confessions-Seaton

MS/SL822 Required texts (see instructor for information)

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Pastoral Studies PS504 Sacramental/Marriage Law -Brown

PS504 Required Texts

PS511 Basic Effective Preaching -Roth

PS511 Required Texts

PS520 Ecumenism –Carpenter

PS520 Required Texts

PS552 Pastoral Admin/Ldrshp -Carrion

PS552 Required Texts

PS531 Pastoral Care/Practice II -Dvorak

PS531 Required texts (see instructor for information)

PS540 Pastor as Catechist -Fosarelli

PS540 Required Texts

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Systematic-Liturgical Studies SL502 Ecclesiology -Detisch

SL502 Required Texts

SL503 Theological Anthropology -Burke

SL503 Required Texts

SL505 Theology and Celebration of the Eucharist -Detisch

SL505 Required Texts

SL506 Sacramentology – Hilgartner

SL506 Required Texts

SL507 Doctrine of God -Leavitt

SL507 Required Texts

SL627/727 Theology of Salvation -Burke

SL627/727 Required Texts

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Sacred Scriptures SS500 The Pentateuch -DeBroeck

SS500 Required Texts

SS502 The Pauline Epistles -Gorman

SS502 Required Texts

SS505 Gospels of Matthew/Mark -Hurst

SS505 Required Texts

SS519 Psalms/Wisdom Lit. –DeBroeck

SS519 Required Texts

SS804 Currents in Johannine Theology –Gorman

SS804 Required texts

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Pre-Theology Studies BL202 Ecclesiastical Latin II -Carducci

BL202 Required Texts

BL614 New Testament Greek II -Carducci

BL614 Required Texts

SPAN202 Spanish for Pastors II-Cooper

SPAN202 Required Texts

ENGL204 Communication for Pastors-Scalia

ENGL204 Required Texts

ENGL206 Theological English-Hicks

ENGL206 Required Text

ENGL307 Grammar  II-Hicks

ENGL307 Required Text

ENGL308 Reading & Writing II-Hicks

ENGL308 Required Text

HUMS201 Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lit/Arts-Scalia

HUMS201 Required Texts

HUMS500 Cultures-Hicks

HUMS500 Required Text

PHIL204 Metaphysics-Seaton

PHIL204 Required Texts

PHIL205 Philosophical Ethics-Russell

PHIL205 Required Texts

PHIL302 Medieval/Modern Philosophy-Seaton

PHIL302 Required Texts

PHIL306 Contemporary Issues in Philosophy-Seaton

PHIL306 Required Texts

PHIL308 Philosophy of God-Dreisbach

PHIL308 Required Texts

RLST202 Introduction to Scripture-Carpenter

RLST202 Required Texts

RLST206 Prayer/Priesthood- Moore

RLST206 Required Texts

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Community Life

The first principle in Sulpician priestly formation is that it is formation-in-community.

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Bishops & Vocation Directors

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Alumni Days: October 19 & 20, 2016

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Download the 2017-18 School of Theology and The Ecclesiastical Theology Faculty Academic Catalog.

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Accreditation & Educational Effectiveness

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Contact Us

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