From the Rector/President
My name is Fr. Robert Barron and I am the Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. I am pleased to know that you are discerning priesthood and are considering Mundelein for your formation. Please be assured of my prayers and those of the seminary community as you consider this decision.
When I became Rector in July 2012 I declared that the work of Mundelein would be focused on producing priests for the New Evangelization. Accordingly, the study and practice of evangelizing an increasingly secularized culture are now the principle concerns of both our students and our faculty.
In support of this effort we have implemented a new structure for our program of formation. The students will now be led along the three great spiritual paths: finding the center, knowing that you are a sinner, and realizing that your life is not about you. The ultimate purpose of this re-configuration is to produce priests who are deeply in love with Jesus Christ, who have come to terms with their attachments, addictions, and sin, and who are, consequently, ready to be sent on mission.
We implemented an academic cirriculum to support the formation of priests for the New Evangelization. The M.Div. program sychronizes academics with the formation program, creating what we call "integral formation." Our faculty has intentionally rejected the so-called "university model," which separates spirituality and theology. Instead, we have embraced a patristic vision according to which head and heart are united.
I want to assure you that we are thrilled to be doing seminary work precisely at this challenging time in the history of the Church. We are delighted to play a role in providing priests for the New Evangelization. Please pray for all of us here at Mundelein, and know that we keep you close in prayer every day.
December 08 2014
2014 Sounds of Christmas Concert
Last Sunday, Mundelein Seminary hosted its annual Christmas Concert. Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra played to a packed house.
November 21 2014
Cardinal Mundelein's Americana, Pope Francis and Google Scholar
An Interview with Mundelein Seminary's Chief Librarian, Lorraine Olley.
November 19 2014
Happy Birthday to Our Rector/President, Fr. Robert Barron!
Thank you and Happy Birthday, Fr. Robert Barron!
November 18 2014
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich's Homily During Installation Mass
Peter in his successor, Pope Francis, urges us to take up the task of crossing the seas to seek out, to invite and to accompany others, because the Risen Christ is in the boat with us.
November 11 2014
Christmas Concert is Filled to Capacity
Mundelein Seminary's annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 PM is filled to capacity.
November 03 2014
Canceled: November 18th University Club of Chicago Lecture with Dr. Matthew Levering
The November 18th Lecture at the University Club of Chicago is canceled due to the installation of Archbishop-elect Blase Cupich.
November 23, 2014, 3:00 PM: Organ Rededication and Concert with Organist Nathan Laube
September 18, 2014 | 23rd Annual Golf Outing and Dinner
September 9, 2014: Mundelein Seminary Lecture Series: Very Rev. Robert Barron
40th Anniversary of the Summer Scripture Seminar at USML this Summer
Don’t miss our final Exploring Priesthood Weekend for this academic year!
Meyer Lecture Series Starts Marth 27th!