St. Mary’s Seminary & University celebrated its annual Alumni Day October 22, 2020, holding events virtually for the first time in light of the pandemic.
Fr. Ed Griswold (SMSU 1972) was presented the Robert F. Leavitt Award for Excellence in Pastoral Leadership.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, the Catholic Women's League of St. Maria Goretti deanery - Lusaka Archdiocese, visited Emmaus Spirituality Centre. Clad in their colourful uniforms of white shirts and blue skirts, they elegantly drove into the Seminary grounds with song and dance.
St. Mary's Spiritual Cednter & Historic Site received a Baltimore National Heritage Area Small Cap Grant for preservation of the brick walls that were part of the old seminary.
Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney – an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary class of 1877 who in 1888 founded the Knights of Columbus – will be formally elevated to “Blessed” following Pope Francis’ decree this week recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney. The Beatification Mass, soon to be announced, will take place in Father McGivney’s home state of Connecticut. Beatification is the final step before sainthood.
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We “Sulpician Fathers” have an uncommon name and a unique mission: the initial and ongoing formation of diocesan priests. In 1641, our founder, Fr. Jean-Jacques Olier, was the pastor of the Church of Saint Sulpice. He founded a community of diocesan priests in Paris specifically to prepare diocesan seminarians for the Roman Catholic priesthood. We Sulpicians have been dedicated to the work of forming priests after the heart of Jesus the Good Shepherd ever since.
Sulpicians came to the United States in 1791, arriving first in Baltimore. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to assisting bishops by providing seminary education and ongoing formation for seminarians and our fellow priests.
■ Serve 57 Arch/dioceses and 19 International Arch/dioceses (11 of which are Zambian)
■ Staff an additional 5 seminaries (U.S. & Zambia)
■ Are responsible for a Baltimore parish of 800 families
■ Coordinate and facilitate the Biennial Institute for Seminary Formators
■ Operate three Sulpician seminaries with a total enrollment of 324
■ Founded by Fr. Jean-Jacques Olier
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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, the work of French sculptor Henri Bouriche (1826–1906). This statue is closely identified with the Sulpicians in the United States and may be ordered through this link..