St. Mary's Seminary & University

Sabbaticals at St. Mary’s

It has been an experience that has far surpassed my expectations.  Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better location. Fr. Timothy Moyle, Diocese of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada


Priests ordained ten years or more and who have been approved by their bishops or religious superiors are invited to spend between one and three months during the academic year at St. Mary’s.

Sabbaticals at St. Mary’s are structured along the contours of the Oxford model: men on sabbatical may audit structured seminary classes, or arrange with a faculty tutor for specific and specialized study.  They are also invited to take advantage of spiritual direction, psychological counseling (at a nearby outpatient facility of the St. Luke Institute) and diet and wellness programs (in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins Hospital).

Priests on sabbatical will be provided with a three-star hotel room with private bath and three meals daily. Library privileges, access to the gym and WiFi access are included.

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