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2022-2023 Winona Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Winona Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Theology Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary

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Rev. Robert Horihan, Rector, Adviser

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary is owned and operated by the Diocese of Winona as a college-level priestly formation program adjacent to the campus of Saint Mary’s University. The seminary program embraces the graduation requirements of Saint Mary’s University, as well as the academic directives of the Program of Priestly Formation. Philosophy remains the most highly recommended area of concentration for a student preparing for theology school. If, however, he chooses some other appropriate major, he is still required to complete philosophical studies equivalent to 30 semester hours of course work; please see the IHM philosophy major listing in the philosophy department. These philosophy courses meet the requirements of the Bishop’s Committee on Priestly Formation. The philosophy department established this course sequence in consultation with the seminary.

The seminary also requires the following theology courses:

Please Note:

Two semesters of elementary Latin are required of all seminarians who have not had at least two years of high school Latin or who still demonstrate a deficiency in the level of Latin expected by theology schools. Seminarians who plan to enter master’s programs at the theology level should plan on taking Greek and Hebrew if their schedules allow for it and if the courses are offered.

Most seminarians spend four years at Saint Mary’s University completing their baccalaureate degree. However, a number of seminarians who already possess a baccalaureate degree come to Immaculate Heart of Mary. These men generally are in residence for two years, during which time they complete their philosophy and theology requirements.

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