Rector’s Welcome

Welcome to Theological College and its website! Click here to view our welcome video and to read Fr. Stevens’ Letter from the Rector.


The mission of Theological College is the formation of priests after the heart of Christ. In unity with the American bishops and in affiliation with The Catholic University of America, seminarians are prepared for the diocesan priesthood through attentive care to the key dimensions of formation: human, spiritual, academic, and pastoral.


Founded in 1917, Theological College is the nation’s seminary. Its rich history is traced from the founding of the Society of St. Sulpice, to TC’s beginnings as a missionary seminary, to present day.

Rectors of Theological College

Here is a complete list of all of the Rectors of TC, dating back to our formation in 1917.

Formation Faculty

Theological College is overseen and directed by priests of the Society of St. Sulpice, who are experienced in mentoring seminarians and administering a comprehensive program for the formation of diocesan priests. Visit this page for more information on faculty members and their respective roles in the community.

Sending Dioceses

The community of Theological College is made up of seminarians from dozens of dioceses and archdioceses across the United States, as well as student priests returning for their S.T.L. or Canon Law degrees at The Catholic University of America. The variety of their home dioceses, pastoral situations, and forms and expressions of the faith bring a rich diversity to the seminary community.