Graduation 2024

Graduation 2024

Congratulations to Our Graduates! Theological College’s 2024 deacon class was the largest in almost a decade, comprised of 16 men from 10 dioceses who graduated this year. In addition, three Basselin Scholars (two from the class of 2024 and one from the class of 2023)...
Preaching Symposium

Preaching Symposium

Eucharistic Preaching in a Time of Eucharistic Revival On February 10, Theological College partnered with Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies to put on the 2024 Preaching Symposium for local diocesan seminarians, religious in priestly...
March for Life

March for Life

On Jan. 19, 2024, Theological College seminarians and their 50 guests from St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Penn., attended the 51st annual March for Life. The theme of this year’s March was “With Every Woman, For Every Child,” emphasizing the need to care for both...
End-of-Semester Celebration

End-of-Semester Celebration

On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theological College community gathered to celebrate the beginning of Advent and the end of the semester. On the eve of a long weekend that would likely be spent immersed in studies for...
Dinner with the Bishops

Dinner with the Bishops

During the USCCB’s Fall Plenary Assembly, Theological College co-sponsored a dinner at Cinghiale Restaurant in Baltimore for invited bishops, Sulpician formators, leaders at St. Luke’s Institute,  trustees, and a few seminarians. This gathering was...
Alumni Day 2023

Alumni Day 2023

Alumni Day at Theological College is a time for priests and bishops to return to the place of their formation, to reminisce with classmates, to share their own stories of how that formation has been put into practice over the years, and to enjoy some Sulpician...
Installation of Fr. Stevens

Installation of Fr. Stevens

At the Theological College opening Mass on August 27, Father Gladstone “Bud” Stevens was installed as the 18th rector. The Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, presided over a Mass which was honored by 26 concelebrants, among whom were Auxiliary Bishop...
TC’s New Rector

TC’s New Rector

The Provincial Council of the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, has appointed Sulpician Father Gladstone H. “Bud” Stevens, P.S.S., S.T.L., Ph.D. as the  Rector of Theological College. This appointment has received the requisite approvals of...
Sculpture Dedicated to Life

Sculpture Dedicated to Life

  “Beauty will save the world”  (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) On Wednesday, May 17, Theological College dedicated the new National Life Monument, titled Advent, created by acclaimed Canadian artist Tim Schmalz. The magnificent statue is situated in the Bleichner Sculpture...
End-of-Year Farewell Banquet

End-of-Year Farewell Banquet

On April 27, the final house Mass and farewell banquet marked the end of classes before exams and seminarian departures. The evening began in the 4th Street courtyard with the Diocese of Raleigh’s Deacon Nick Rapkoch blessing the new Holy Family of Nazareth...
Holy Week 2023

Holy Week 2023

At the outset of Holy Week, we meditate on the narrative that will unfold with intensity and drama in the coming days.  In the Tenebrae prayer service, held on the eve of Holy Week,  darkness becomes a symbolic representation of the context in which the passion and...
Pastoral Supervisors Appreciation

Pastoral Supervisors Appreciation

Theological College’s pastoral ministry program was instituted in 1971 under the leadership of Sulpician Father Jerry Brown. The program was one of the first of its kind in the country. More than fifty years later, it is still going strong, thanks to the mentorship of...
Iron Seminarian 2023

Iron Seminarian 2023

The Iron Seminarian tournament offers the opportunity for healthy fraternal engagement and friendship as a relief from academic and other challenges that second semester typically holds for all seminarians. Led by Deacon James Buttner (Diocese of Syracuse), Chair of...
50th Annual March for Life

50th Annual March for Life

  Despite the recent overturning of the 1974 Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion, the throng of pro-life supporters at the 50th annual March for Life did not appear to have lessened. The many thousands attending the March included TC seminarians and...
Advent Festivities and Christmas Greetings

Advent Festivities and Christmas Greetings

Gaudete Sunday was a fitting day to reflect upon and celebrate the end of the Fall semester of formation, during which, as the rector emphasized, all were invited to continue to deepen their faith, trust, and hope as their hearts become more configured to the heart of...
November Weekend of Recollection

November Weekend of Recollection

  On Saturday, November 12, Theological College’s Weekend of Recollection was themed  Ars Praedicandi (Art of Preaching) . Offering reflections were  Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Rev. Nicholas Lombardo, O.P., who spoke to seminarians and attendees from...
Alumni Day 2022

Alumni Day 2022

  On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Theological College celebrated its annual Alumni Day. TC alumni, faculty, and seminarians gathered in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass in thanksgiving for time spent...
Orientation and Opening Banquet

Orientation and Opening Banquet

On August 23, several new seminarians from seven different dioceses were warmly greeted by an energetic orientation team whose introduction to seminary life was thoughtfully organized.  The first priority of the team, led by Sulpician formators, was a profound focus...
2022 Summer Guests

2022 Summer Guests

The summer months have seen the revival of Theological College guest services on a grand scale. More than a dozen groups and organizations — numbering over 250 people — enjoyed the sparkling accommodations, available chapel time, and delicious daily fare...
Year-End Events

Year-End Events

“If you are who you are meant to be, you will set the world on fire.” –St. Catherine of Sienna 2022 Year-End:A Time of Gratitude and Fond Farewells On Friday, April 29th, TC marked the end of the formation year with Mass and a blessing for those going on Pastoral...