Preparing Priests and Deacons from Across the Nation and the World.

With the closing of Christ the King Seminary, formation preparation has now been taken over by St. Mary’s Seminary & University located in Baltimore, MD.

St. Mary’s Seminary/School of Theology was founded in 1791 by the Society of Saint Sulpice whose primary mission is to form candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood. The Sulpicians came at the request of Bishop John Carroll to prepare priests for the newly formed nation. It is also home to St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute and the Center for Continuing Formation.

Our alumni have included bishops and priests throughout the United States, including Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus (class of 1877). The Sulpician fathers continue to run the seminary. We form the kind of priests the people of God truly deserve.

St. Mary’s is a fully-accredited ecumenical graduate school of theology and pastoral ministry for men and women seeking to minister in either a lay, or ordained capacity. The Seminary’s main mission is to educate sponsored candidates for ordained priesthood and the permanent diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church, but it also serves individuals pursuing a graduate theological education, a ministerial education program, or a program of continuing education. For more information, visit