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About the Seminary

IC Dedication service imageMount St. Mary’s Seminary strives to be a spiritual place that fosters a way of life and provides an atmosphere for excellent priestly formation in all its aspects: human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral.

Founded in 1808 by the French immigrant missionary priest Father John Dubois, the Mount has a 200 year history and solid tradition of excellence in the formation of candidates for the Catholic priesthood. Graduate study at the seminary is also open to a limited number of non-seminarians.

“A seminary should be a spiritual place, a way of life, an atmosphere that fosters and ensures a process of formation so that the person who is called to the priesthood by God may become, with the sacrament of orders, a living image of Jesus Christ, head and shepherd of the church.”

– Pope John Paul II, PastoresDabo Vobis, #42

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Mount St. Mary's Seminary
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7797
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Telephone: (301) 447-5295
Fax: (301) 447-5636

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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