The Archdiocese of Saint Louis takes great pride in the priestly formation that takes place at Cardinal Glennon College. This four-year liberal arts college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Upon completion of the requirements of the college program, the students receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
For those who are considering the possibility of a priestly vocation, there is no better place to discern the call to the priesthood than at the seminary. The seminary is a “school of human virtue, of growth in honesty, integrity, intellectual rigor, hard work, tolerance, where the common good is built with solidarity and discipline – all leavened by humor and healthy enjoyment” (Program of Priestly Formation, #260, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops).
The Formation Program at Cardinal Glennon College is guided by the Mission Statement of the seminary which calls for the configuration of each seminarian “to the Heart of Jesus Christ, High Priest and Shepherd.” The academic program, spiritual direction, human formation and all other programs assist the seminarian in knowing the Father’s love and in resting in the firm belief that he, the seminarian, is a Beloved Son.