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:

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.