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Message from the Rector

Monsignor Andrew BakerMount St. Mary’s Seminary is truly a national seminary whose alumni have been serving as priests for many diocese across our great country. Since our humble beginnings in 1808 we have continued to thrive in partnership with bishops and religious superiors in preparing candidates for the priesthood who strive for holiness, are devoted to the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Mother, and are totally loyal to the Gospel and the teaching of the Church.

Our fully accredited academic programs are taught with the perspective of forming the mind, heart and soul of future shepherds. It is truly an honor to be a part of such a sacred and important endeavor forming men to become priests.

– Monsignor Andrew R. Baker

Making Headlines

From the Frederick News-Post
Monsignor Andrew Baker talks priesthood, modern religion on latest Frederick Uncut
When his high school classmates asked Monsignor Andrew Baker about his post-graduation plans, he used humor to deflect their questions.

From Frederick Uncut
Ep. 64 Msgr. Andrew Baker, Mount St. Mary's Seminary
Monsignor Andrew Baker, of the Mount St. Mary's University Seminary, sat down with host Colin McGuire and News-Post religion reporter Nancy Lavin to talk about the seminary program and his own experiences as a man of the cloth.

The National Catholic Register US Seminaries: This School Year, Signs of Strength
Several American institutions report modest increase in young men studying for the priesthood.

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Seminary News

A Frederick News-Post Six Part Series

Part I: Sacrificing speech, gaining God: Mount St. Mary's seminarians kick off semester in silent retreat

Part II: From family man to man of God: Jim Bors' seminary story

Fr. Landry's Book coverFather Roger J. Landry, a priest of Fall River, Massachusetts, and former Mount seminarian, is currently assigned to the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations in New York. Read Fr. Landry's interview with CRUX about his recently published book, Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God

Bishop Barry Knestout headshotMount St. Mary’s Seminary Alumnus Named Bishop of Richmond
Washington Auxiliary Bishop Barry C. Knestout, a graduate of the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in 1989, has been named bishop of Richmond, Virginia, by Pope Francis.

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Fr. Stanley Rother, S'63

Fr. Stanley Rother, S'63Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and alumnus of Mount St. Mary's Seminary who served in Guatemala, making him the first martyr to have been born in the United States.

His beatification was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Oklahoma City.

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Fr. Stanley Rother to be Beatified

Pope Francis recognizes Mount Seminary graduate as a martyr

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Alum is One Step Closer to Sainthood

The holy road: Former Mount St. Mary's seminarian moves closer to sainthood

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