Location and Facilities

Renovation – 2022-2023

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Watch for updates with photos and more information about the newly completed renovations!

Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, at the Center for Pastoral Leadership, is located in western Lake County at Wickliffe, Ohio, 14 miles from the center of Cleveland. Euclid Avenue (U.S. Route 20) runs along the front of the campus on the north; Bishop Road borders it on the east. Proximity to several major interstates (I-90, I-71, I-271) makes the Seminary easily accessible. The campus is about 20 minutes away from cultural, civic, entertainment, and shopping areas in the Greater Cleveland area. Many local conveniences are near the campus.

building exterior

The focal point of the Center is the modern tau-shaped Chapel, directly beneath the tower, where daily liturgy is celebrated. Designed to hold 300 people, the Chapel contains a pipe organ and is enhanced by 26 stained glass windows.  The main chapel is currently in the final stages of renovation.



Saint Mary Seminary newly renovated residence hall


One area of the new student lounge

The Seminary residence area includes private, single-occupancy rooms with accommodations for 90 full-time students. Students have access to laundry facilities, entertainment and refreshment centers, a dining room, lounge, and exercise/fitness areas. A field house, separate from the main building, contains handball courts in addition to two basketball courts with spectator seating. An outdoor swimming pool is located on the campus grounds.



Main floor of the Bruening-Marotta Library


The Library houses a collection of historically significant volumes, including the Bishop Ignatius Horstmann collection.  At present, the Library holds more than 83,000 volumes, 500+ audio and video items, and subscribes to roughly 200 current periodicals.  The Library is a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 117 academic libraries in Ohio.  Through OhioLINK, Seminary students have access to over 44 million books and other library materials, as well as to more than 150 electronic research databases, including the ATLA Religion Database.


The Aula Magna (Great Hall) is an auditorium for special events, larger meetings, lectures, and conferences.

assembly hall

Aula Magna