The University of St. Thomas

The Saint Paul Seminary Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Welcome to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity!

For men preparing for ordained ministry as a Roman Catholic priest, I encourage you to explore our Master of Divinity seminary program. Faithful to John Paul II's Apostolic Exhortation Pastores dabo vobis and the National Council of Catholic Bishops' Program of Priestly Formation, we offer a vigorous experience of human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation as preparation for priestly ministry in today's Church. Thoroughly immersed in the Roman Catholic tradition, our program strives to witness to a deep and abiding commitment to serve those who are called to be shepherds of the Church.

For deacons, religious and lay men and women candidates, I invite you to explore our highly acclaimed graduate degree programs. Our mission is to serve the needs of the Church, and we are committed to the formation of lay and ordained persons for ministry in the Roman Catholic tradition. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree for seminarians, we offer to the laity a Master of Arts in Theology, a Master of Arts in Religious Education, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. Each of these is rooted in the study of Roman Catholic theology and prepares the faithful for theological research, teaching, or a life of service to God and His church.

It is our conviction that Christ continues to call men and women forward, to "have courage and rise up," and follow.