Mount Angel Seminary
St. Benedict, OR 97373
Pope St. John XXIII
558 South Avenue
Weston, Massachusetts 02493
Mount Angel Seminary, established
by pioneer monks, began forming men for the priesthood in
1889. MAS is the oldest and largest seminary in the western
United States, and the only seminary in the West that
offers both a college and a graduate school of theology.
Since its inception 126 years ago, MAS has educated and
formed thousands of priests for service to the people of
God in nearly 100 dioceses and religious communities across
the country and around the world.
Mount Angel Seminary offers
undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, with possible double
majors in Literature or Religious Studies. At the graduate
level, the seminary offers the Master of Divinity degree
and Master of Arts degrees in Philosophy, Sacred Scripture
and Sacred Theology, as well as the Baccalaureate in Sacred
Theology degree offered in affiliation with the Pontifical
Athenaeum of Sant' Anselmo in Rome, Italy.
Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is a Roman Catholic
professional and graduate theological institution dedicated
uniquely to the preparation of
seminarians thirty years of age and older responding to a call
to priestly ministry.
Our program fosters the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral
formation of its seminarians. We especially respect and utilize
the life experiences and accomplishments of our mature
seminarians, as we prepare them for priestly ministry.
The Seminary program is based on the Ratio Fundamentalis of the
Holy See, the Program of Priestly Formation Fifth Edition, of
the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Post-Synodal
Exhortation of Pope John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis.
Prayer for Vocations
God our Father, send Your Holy Spirit to open my mind and
heart to your divine call to holiness. Grant me the
strength and courage to answer Jesus’ call to ‘come and
follow Him.’ Help me this day to place my life in your
hands and to trust in your divine presence in my life. Open
the hearts and minds of young men and women, so that a new
flowering of vocations to the priesthood and religious
life, may show forth the fidelity of Your love. Then all
may know Christ, the true “Light of the World” as the
gentle voice calling them to follow Him. Bless me with the
courage to follow you, to serve your people and to spread
the good news of the Gospel. Amen.