Where Formation Begins

Historic Chapel on Paca Street

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, one in Zambia, and one in Malawi:

•    St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland.
•    Theological College, the university seminary at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
•    Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to these seminaries, Sulpicians have also been active in seminary formation and continuing education in Zambia. Explore the pages on Zambia and Malawi on this site.

Did You Know?

Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knight of Columbus, is an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary, then on Paca Street in Baltimore. A diocesan priest of Hartford, Connecticut, he was ordained to the priesthood December 22, 1877, at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Baltimore, Maryland.