Where Formation Begins
Pope John Paul II said, “In as much as it is an educating community, the seminary and its entire life—in all its different expressions—is committed to formation, the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation of future priests.”
Through a ministry of presence in which Sulpicians live, work, worship and socialize with seminarians, we have the unique opportunity to model and instruct future priests in all four pillars of formation.
The Sulpicians operate three seminaries in the United States and one in Zambia:
• St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland
• Theological College, the university seminary at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
• St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California
• Emmaus. Spirituality Centre, Lusaka, Zambia – the introductory program for Zambian seminarians
In addition to these seminaries, Sulpicians have also been active in seminary formation and continuing education in the Southwest, most notably at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas.
Did You Know?
Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knight of Columbus., is an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary, Paca Street. A diocesan priest of Hartford, he was ordained to the priesthood December 22, 1877 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Baltimore, MD.