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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

Archbishop PierreApostolic Nuncio Offers Wisdom on Forming Priests in an Era of Epochal Change
In a discussion with Mount St. Mary’s Seminary candidates for the priesthood as well as seminary and university faculty and leaders on March 8, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, provided an in-depth examination of the need for a new evangelization.

Msgr. John C. Cregan, S'87Pope Francis names three Monsignors in the Diocese of Arlington
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge announced that three priests of the Diocese of Arlington have been bestowed with the papal honor of “Chaplain to His Holiness” by Pope Francis and given the title “Monsignor” after Bishop Burbidge made recommendations to the Holy See. This includes Mount Seminary graduate Msgr. John C. Cregan, S'87.

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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

Part III: Feeding the soul: Dharen Brochero Garavito aspires to be a priest of the people

Part IV: Getting in the game: After years of questions, Brian Florin decides to embrace priesthood

Part V: Class of the cloth: Christian DeCarlo's journey to priesthood culminates with graduation

Part VI: A humbling education: Despite societal changes, the Mount Seminary sees increase in enrollment

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

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

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