About the Seminary
“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.”
Mount St. Mary’s strives to be such a spiritual place, fostering a way of life and providing 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.