The primary mission of Theological College is to form men for priestly life and ministry. The priest is a man configured to Christ, head, shepherd, and servant of the Church and empowered to act in the name of the people of God.
The sacrament of holy orders confers upon the priest a permanent and irrevocable link to Christ and to the Church. It confers an identity and a mission which call for a special way of life, involving celibacy, simplicity, obedience, prayer, and pastoral service.
Theological College is uniquely qualified to prepare seminarians for the priesthood in the 21st century. Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C., with access to a world-class Philosophy and Theology faculty, a formation faculty with 150 years of collective experience, and a rich array of pastoral ministry opportunities, Theological College offers a program that trains men to become wise, holy, and happy priests ready to serve the Church of America.
The formation faculty brings their decades of experience to the formation process with a profound knowledge of each dimension of formation: the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. In the internal forum with his spiritual director and in the external forum with his formation advisor, each seminarian regularly discusses his concerns, questions, and experiences regarding all of these dimensions of formation.