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Our Catholic Identity


A Rich Tradition

The Mount is the perfect place to discover what role God plays in your life. For over 200 years, Mount St. Mary’s University has been teaching students to live as educated and virtuous citizens. Our vibrant spiritual community assists everyone—students, faculty, staff and alumni—along his or her journey of faith. And nearly everywhere you turn on this campus, you’ll hear—and take part in—a dialogue about social justice and the search for higher meaning.

Living Our Mission

Through our curriculum, campus ministry and service organizations, community-based service projects woven into classes, retreats and campus activities, the Mount community experiences the intersection of faith and culture in our Catholic liberal arts tradition.

Often referred to as the “Cradle of Bishops,” the Mount is home to the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes and Mount St. Mary's Seminary, the second-largest Catholic seminary in the United States. We are so strong in our Catholic faith that we manifest a deep respect for others of different faiths and treat all members with dignity. At Mount St. Mary’s, we join together to explore faith, discovery, leadership and community every day.

Christianity in Action

► Read President Powell's Reflections on the Mount's Catholic Identity (.pdf)

 
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