All Hallows College, Ireland (1840)

A bust of Father John Hand (1807-1846), founder of All Hallows

On the eve of  All Hallows (All Saints), it seems appropriate to focus on a seminary named for that day. From 1840 through the 1980′s, All Hallows College sent some 5,000 Irish priests out to the English-speaking world. Today it is a college of Dublin City University. The following is taken from the 1911 Catholic [Read More...]

Monsignor Dennis J. Flynn, Mount St. Mary’s College and Seminary, Emmitsburg (1856-1911)


Rt. Rev. Mgr. Dennis J. Flynn, LL. D., was born near Louisville, Ky., Sept. 17, 1856, and, having made his preliminary studies in the parochial schools and St. Xavier’s Institute of that city, he went to Mt. St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Md. The college course completed, he studied theology in the seminary department of the [Read More...]

A Baltimore Seminary Professor: Father Louis Regis Deluol, S.S. (1787-1858)


Founded in 1641 in France by Jean Jacques Olier, the Society of St. Sulpice (S.S.) is a community of secular priests dedicated to the formation of priests. The Sulpicians, as they are known, started the first Catholic seminary in the United States, St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore (still functioning). They first came to America in [Read More...]