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About the Seminary

Mount 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 more than 200 years 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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