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 principal 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.
March 26 2015
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich's First Address to the Seminarians
On March 25, 2015, the Feast of the Annunciation, Archbishop Cupich delivered his first address to the seminarians. He stressed three things: Word, Sacrament and Community.
March 13 2015
Sherry Weddell Speaks at USML on Forming Intentional Disciples
Sherry Weddell delivered a two-day talk at USML on forming intentional disciples.
March 05 2015
Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Mundelein Seminary Alumnus, Dies at 82
A native of Oak Park, IL and alumnus of Mundelein Seminary, Cardinal Edward M. Egan, former Archbishop of New York City, dies at the age of eighty-two.
March 03 2015
February 27 2015
Festival of Forgiveness at Mundelein Seminary
Festival of Forgiveness - This weekend, Mundelein Seminary will participate in the Festival of Forgiveness, an opportunity to invite people to seek healing and forgiveness at Church, “a place of mercy freely given.”
February 11 2015
Catholic New World Features Article on Basketball Tournament
The Catholic New World recently featured an article on the Father Pat O'Malley Basketball Invitational held here at Mundelein Seminary.
Rector's May Crowning Mass
Mundelein Seminary Lecture Series: Dr. David Fagerberg on "Making the World Whole"
A Celebration of Mundelein Seminary
Meyer Lecture Series: Sherry Anne Weddell on "Forming Intentional Disciples"
Mundelein Seminary Lecture Series: Dr. Scott Hahn on "The Joy of the Gospel"