Disciples of the Lord
Missionary Priests for the New Evangelization
About the NDS Vision of Formation
Pastoral Formation
Pastoral formation, the culmination of the entire formation process, prepares mento enter into communion with the charity of Christ the Good Shepherd.
Pastoral Formation at NDS
Spiritual Formation
Formation steadily points to the center, which is spiritual formation...the core which unifies and gives life to being a priest and acting as a priest
Spiritual Formation at NDS
Intellectual Formation
There is a reciprocal relationship between spiritual and intellectual formation in accordance with the classical adage credo ut intelligam (‘I believe in order to know’).
Intellectual Formation at NDS
Human Formation
The human personality of the priest is to be a bridge and not an obstacle for others in their meeting with Jesus Christ the Redeemer of the human race.
Human Formation at NDS


O Lord Jesus Christ, great High Priest, I pray that You call many worthy souls to Your holy priesthood. Enlighten the Bishop in the choice of candidates, the Spiritual Director in molding them, and the professors in instructing them. Lead the seminarians daily in Your unerring footsteps; so that they may become priests who are models of purity, possessors of wisdom and heroes of sacrifice; steeped in humility and aflame with love for God and man; apostles of Your glory and sanctifiers of souls. Amen

2023 Ordinations


Legatus Mass and Dinner

On September 26th, the New Orleans Legatus Chapter hosted the seminary community for Mass and Dinner. The evening began with a Rosary and Mass at

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Orientation Week

The seminary community welcomed 23 new seminarians starting on August 12th. The new men participated in an orientation week that included presentations from the rector

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Commencement 2023

On Thursday, May 11, 2023, Notre Dame Seminary held its annual Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. Forty-six lay and seminarian graduates earned degrees and certificates

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Farewell from Dr. Tom Neal

Dr. Tom Neal, Professor of Spiritual Theology at Notre Dame Seminary, has accepted a position as Director of Evangelization and Mission Engagement in the Diocese

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