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St. Mary's Seminary & University Presents: Profiles in Ministry

St. Mary’s Seminary, founded in Baltimore in 1791, by the Society of Saint Sulpice, strives, as its primary purpose, to provide outstanding spiritual, human, intellectual, and pastoral preparation for candidates for the Roman Catholic Priesthood.

In the words of Rev. Phillip J. Brown, President-Rector and Vice Chancellor of St. Mary’s Seminary & University, “St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic seminary in the United States, where more priests have been ordained for service in the U.S. than from any other seminary. St. Mary’s has always dedicated itself to training pastors attuned to the needs and the sensibilities of American Catholics. St. Mary’s can therefore justly be called America’s “cradle of pastors.”

St. Mary's invites us to meet some of their seminarians in a new video series they call, "Profiles in Ministry." The series includes five brief videos that share the faces and stories of five faithful men living out their ministry here at St. Mary's, in their home dioceses, and beyond.

The first of the videos premiered on Thursday February 11, 2021. The subsequent four videos will be presented one per week until all five videos have been uploaded. The seminarians featured in the “Profiles in Ministry” series are: José Carvajal (Diocese of Worcester), Michael Schultz (Archdiocese of Louisville), CJ Wild (Diocese of Buffalo), Ben Daghir (Diocese of Erie), and Brendan Foley (Diocese of Syracuse). The videos will be added as they become available to us.


Meet José Carvajal - Diocese of Worcester

Meet Michael Schultz - Archdiocese of Louisville

Meet CJ Wild - Diocese of Buffalo

Meet Ben Daghir - Diocese of Erie

Meet Brendan Foley - Diocese of Syracuse


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