Meet the Rector
Very Reverend Robert Barron, was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986. He served as associate pastor of Saint Paul of the Cross Parish before undertaking post-graduate studies in France. Upon completion of his doctorate, he joined the faculty of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary. Father Barron has held a number of positions at Mundelein, including chairperson and professor in the Department of Systematic Theology and associate director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. Additionally, Father Barron founded Word on Fire, a Catholic evangelism ministry. He is the author of eight books, including The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path, Creation as Discipleship, A Study of the DePotentia of Thomas Aquinas in Light of the Dogmatik of Paul Tillich, Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation, Heaven in Stone and Glass and Bridging the Great Divide and The Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ and of the Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism. Articles on theology and the spiritual life have appeared in numerous journals. Father Barron received the M.A. (Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America, the S.T.B., M.Div., and S.T.L. from the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary and the S.T.D. from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
August 26 2014
Opening Day of School
Yesterday was the opening day of school at Mundelein Seminary! We're so excited to have Dr. Scott Hahn on the faculty!
August 20 2014
Grotto Renovation Begins!
The renovation of Mundelein's Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has just begun. We look forward to it being finished before the Rector's Mass, October 5, 2014. It will be amazing.
August 07 2014
Dr. Denis McNamara on the Feehan Memorial Library, Part 2
Dr. Denis McNamara continues his explanation of the interior design of Mundelein Seminary's Feehan Memorial Library. He points out many interesting things that tend to go unnoticed. Watch this video to learn more about the rich theological vision embedded in the stone and glass of Mundelein Seminary.
July 25 2014
The Chicago Tribune Features an Article on Cardinal Mundelein
The Chicago Tribune recently featured an article on Cardinal Mundelein titled, "Chicago's 1st Cardinal set strong standard." Mundelein, the founder of Mundelein Seminary, was a very strong leader in the American Church...
July 17 2014
The Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph statues have recently been installed in the JP II Chapel
The JP II Chapel is close to being finished. Statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph were installed today. Now we have the entire Holy Family in the Chapel! We look forward to the installation of some more stained glass windows in the next couple of weeks!
July 14 2014
Mundelein Seminarians enrolled in the Institute of Priestly Formation summer program at Creighton University!
Some Mundelein seminarians (incoming and returning) were enrolled in the Institute of Priestly Formation summer program at Creighton University! There were nearly 30 men in the group.
September 18, 2014 | 23rd Annual Golf Outing and Dinner
August 27 2014
September 9, 2014: Mundelein Seminary Lecture Series: Very Rev. Robert Barron
September 09 2014
November 23, 2014, 3:00 PM: Organ Rededication and Concert with Organist Nathan Laube
November 23 2014
Priesthood Gold and Silver Jubilees
May 02 2014
Mass & Marian Crowning
May 04 2014
40th Anniversary of the Summer Scripture Seminar at USML this Summer
April 08 2014