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Seminary Alumni

Mount St. Mary's Seminary alumni total more than 2,000, of whom approximately half are alive and active in at least 99 dioceses across the country and abroad. Our alumni are always welcome to visit us when their travels bring them near Mary's Mountain.

We invite all seminary alumni to join us annually for the Seminary Priests' Retreat, as well as the Seminary Alumni Reunion. Additional information is outlined below.

Office of Seminary Development & Alumni Engagement
Fax: 301-447-5636

Diane L. Favret, Director
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Blessed Stanley Rother, S'63

Please join the seminary community in praying for the canonization of Blessed Stanley Rother, S’63 (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City).

Blessed Stanley Rother Prayer for Divine Favor

Blessed Stanley our brother
you poured out your life in service
and spilled your blood as a witness
to the faithfulness of God's love.

Those you loved so deeply and served so completely
knew you to be their pastor and their priest,
interceding for them as their open door to the presence of Christ.

Pray for us now and intercede on our behalf,
as we ask you to walk with us on our journey through life,
that the redeeming presence of Jesus,
might touch us now and restore us to wholeness and peace.

I ask in time of need [state your need]
that your prayer accompany us; may the mercy of Christ,
echoed in your ministry and your martyrdom,
renew us and bring us the graces necessary
to heal our brokenness, illumine our darkness,
and restore the losses in our lives,
that we may be, finally, one with you
in praising God forever in heaven.

Through Christ our Lord.

© 2018-2021 Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Prayer for the Cause of Canonization of Blessed Stanley Rother

O God, fount of all holiness,
make us each walk worthily in our vocation,
through the intercession of your saints,
on whom you bestowed
a great variety of graces on earth.
Having graced your Church with the life of
your priest and martyr, Blessed Stanley Rother,
grant that by his intercession
this humble flock may reach
where the brave Shepherd has gone.
Grant that your Church may proclaim
him a saint living in your presence
and interceding for us all.
Through Christ our Lord.

Born March 27, 1935
Ordained May 25, 1963
Martyred July 28, 1981
Beatified September 23, 2017

© 2019 Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

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Seminary Alumni Retreat

June 17-21, 2024 | Retreat Master: Fr. Donald Haggerty (Archdiocese of New York)

For additional information regarding the retreat, please contact Christa Walsh at or 301-447-5124.

Graduates of the Mount St. Mary's Seminary at reunion

Seminary Alumni Reunion

October 2-3, 2024

An annual celebration of anniversary classes, with the afternoon Homecoming Mass, Reunion Dinner, presentation of the John Cardinal McCloskey Award, morning Mass at the Grotto, as well as fellowship with former classmates and other seminary alumni.

Please visit our Facebook page to view photos from the reunion.

John Cardinal McCloskey Award

During the annual Seminary Alumni Reunion, it is a tradition to present the John Cardinal McCloskey Award. Presented to a Mountaineer priest for outstanding service to the Mission of the Church, which is offered by the university's National Alumni Association. Fourteen honorees of the award are still living, most still actively serving the Church.

Learn more about the past recipients of the John Cardinal McCloskey Award

Lives of Significance

Mount St. Mary's Seminary for over two-hundred years has helped form men who have lived exemplary lives of significance to their communities and to the Church at large.

  • Academic Circle of Excellence

    This annual award recognizes alumni for outstanding accomplishments in their professions, as well as selfless and dedicated service to the Mount and their local communities:

    • 2023:  Rev. Daniel P. Leary, S'97, Archdiocese of Washington
    • 2022: Rev. Ricardo F. Hernandez, S’00, Diocese of Rockford
    • 2020: Msgr. James P. Farmer, S’80, Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • 2019: Rev. John Dietrich, S'92, Archdiocese of Hartford
    • 2018: Msgr. John C. Cregan, S'87, Diocese of Arlington
    • 2017: Rev. Daniel L. Mode, CHC/USN, S'92, Diocese of Arlington
    • 2016: Rev. Jerome A. Magat, S'02, Diocese of Arlington
    • 2015: Msgr. Joseph L. Luca, S'70, Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • 2014: Rev. Brett A. Brannen, S'91, former Vice-Rector, Diocese of Savannah

  • Rev. Daniel L. Mode, CHC, USN, s'92

    If we can accept the truth of how God has made us—with our gifts and talents and our challenges—we can go a long way to being humble before God and others.

  • Lives of Significance

    Read more about Mount St. Mary's Lives of Significance.

Keep in Touch!

  • Please help us maintain accurate records by providing us with changes of addresses, current emails, and phone numbers. 
  • Contact the Office of Seminary Development and Alumni Engagement to assist with reunion, serve as an Alumni Diocesan Representative, or to assist with the Seminary Annual Fund.

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