WELCOME TO ST MARY’S COLLEGE, OSCOTT
Here at St Mary’s College, Oscott, we rejoice in the great task of forming priests and deacons for the twenty-first century. We are called by the Lord to grow in our knowledge of Him, and to be missionary disciples who will bear the fruit of missionary apostleship.
We have a powerful patroness in Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom. Her statue stands at the front of the College, showing Mary holding Jesus tenderly while gazing out across the City of Birmingham. This statue reminds us that our gaze too, should always be focused on Jesus, and then on those we are called to serve.
Discernment and formation is about listening to the Lord, especially within the four dimensions of formation, human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral.
Please pray for us, that we may continue to form generous priests in their service of the Lord and His Church.
Canon David Oakley, Rector
A Day in the life of a Seminarian
What is it like to train to be a Catholic priest in the 21st century? What is involved exactly in preparing to be a priest? We went to St Mary’s College Oscott in Birmingham to talk to some young men on the road to priesthood to answer some of these questions and see what the day-to-day life of a priest in training looks like.