Location and Facilities
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.
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 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.
The library houses a collection of historically significant volumes, including the Bishop Ignatius Horstmann collection. At present, the library holds more than 80,000 volumes, 1,000 audio and videocassettes, and subscribes to roughly 240 current periodicals. The library is a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 89 academic libraries in Ohio. Through OhioLINK Seminary students have access to over 48 million books and library materials, plus access to more than 100 electronic research databases, including the ATLA Religion Database, the Catholic Periodical & Literature Index, Old Testament Abstracts, and New Testament Abstracts