Gifts at Work
10 Reasons to Give
With your help, lives are changed. Only with your support is Mundelein Seminary able to sustain its graduate school of theology — making it possible for seminarians to discover God’s calling and live their dreams at one of the top seminaries in the country.
Students rely on you. Donations fund tuition, housing and meals for seminarians at Mundelein Seminary. This year, donations accounted for nearly 50% of all student tuition, room and board.
You make possible critical discoveries. Our Feehan Memorial Library, one of the top libraries of the world, and the new McEssy Theological Resource Center together provide more than 180,000 books that allow our faculty and students to delve into the great Catholic tradition of writers like John Henry Newmann and Thomas Aquinas. Our current faculty members have published dozens of books and articles on the Catholic faith.
Our campus includes other Church leadership training programs. Your generosity provides the maintenance and infrastructure for the Liturgical Institute, as well as the Deacon, Lay Ministry Formation and Hispanic Ministry programs.
You sustain exceptional education. Mundelein Seminary is able to recruit and retain outstanding faculty. With a faculty-student ratio of 6:1, we allow the personal time needed to bring the best out of each seminarian.
Our community benefits from your generosity. Each year, an average of 40 newly ordained priests are assigned to parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago, across the country and around the world, providing a new generation of Church leadership.
Mundelein Seminary depends on you. Diocese funding covers only 40% of Mundelein Seminary’s total operating expenses, making private gifts essential to nearly all of the seminary’s activities. Only with your help can we fulfill our mission to educate and form the next generation of parish priests.
With your donation, seminarians are able to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Each year, our third-year theology seminarians spend an academic quarter studying abroad through our Holy Land Study Pilgrimage. Every seminarian is able to take advantage of this program through private support which completely covers the cost of travel and tuition.
You help build Mundelein Seminary of the future. Private giving has funded most of the campus buildings and the preservation of our historic campus. Donor support also provides the resources for facilities upkeep and the infrastructure to maintain the grounds.
Your gift will have an impact on future generations. When you contribute to Mundelein Seminary, your support will benefit our local and national Church now and well into the future. Since 1921 and for generations to come, your legacy of generosity will live on through the priests ordained each year to serve the faithful in the name of Jesus Christ.