Welcome New Institutional Members: St. John’s Seminary and Marist College

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Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined in late September and early October. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member, St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA

Named in honor of St. John the Evangelist, St. John’s Seminary opened its doors in 1939 to educate men for the priesthood. The Seminary’s classes focus on theology, scriptural studies, spirituality, and liturgy. The Seminary is within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the campus has several orange and lemon groves.

The library holdings at St. John’s Seminary number over 50,000 volumes and are divided between two buildings: the Carrie Estelle Doheny Library and the Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library. Particular subject strengths include theology, Biblical studies, and church history. In addition, the library collects Spanish-language materials in all subject areas in order to better prepare priests for service in the Southwest United States.

Institutional Member, Marist College, Washington, D.C.

The Society of Mary is composed of priests and brothers in seven provinces and four missionary districts around the world. Marist College was originally established as Marist Seminary and was located on the northern end of the Catholic University campus. In the 1970s, the seminary was rechristened as Marist College and later moved into a nearby former Ursuline convent.

In addition to a general reference collection, the Marist College Library primarily features theological material in the Roman Catholic tradition, with special attention given to anything related to the Society of Mary. The building adjacent to Marist College, the Marist Provincial House, contains the financial office of the USA Province of the Society of Mary as well as the publication databases and several retired Marist priests.

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