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Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary
Diocese of Florida - Old Roman Catholic
1051 72nd Street North,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710 

Telephone 727-341-9111


    Seminarians are expected to complete undergraduate studies in philosophy, followed by a course in theology and church administration. Candidates are not admitted without two years of college or its equivalent. At the discretion of the rector, credit may be given for courses successfully completed elsewhere, unless such courses were studied in an environment incompatible with the Catholic Faith.

    The Seminary will attempt to accommodate the personal needs of the seminarian in arranging his course of study. A plan of study and residence must be agreed upon between the seminarian and the rector prior to admission to candidacy. For the most part, the candidate's studies will be under the direction of a priest-mentor. The seminarian and his mentor will agree about what books are most suitable for the subject at hand. The mentor will be available (via telephone or e-mail) for questions and discussion. The candidate will conclude his study of the subject when he submits a satisfactory paper to his mentor. The candidate is expected to spend some time at the seminary during the liturgically significant days of the year (e,g, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) in order to participate in and become familiar with the correct celebration of the Church's liturgy.

    Where local college courses are available, these may be acceptable for the candidate's formation program. They must first be approved by the seminarian's mentor.

    The candidate is urged to form a strong prayer lifethe Divine Office, the Rosary, and attendance at the traditional Mass as often as these things are possible. Frequent meditation on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis is an important Old Roman Catholic tradition, which seminarians are expected to follow.

    Shortly after admission the seminarian will receive the cassock and first clerical Tonsure. With the consent of the bishop, advancement through Holy Orders will take place as the seminarian in good standing fulfills the following academic requirements:

Survey of Philosophy

Selected World Literature I


Basic English Composition

Introduction to Psychology

Church History I

Order of Porter

Logic: Formal & Informal

Latin Grammar

Church Ceremonies

Church History II

Advanced English Composition


Order of Lector


Latin Grammar & Composition I

Natural Theology 

Selected World Literature II

Rational Psychology

Natural Apologetics

Order of Exorcist

General Ethics

 Latin Grammar & Composition II

Applied Ethics Sociology
Old Testament Scripture Gregorian Chant

Order of Acolyte

Catholic Apologetics Patristics
Canon Law I Church Music - Polyphony
Latin Composition III Selected World Literature III

Sub Deacon

Canon Law II Dogmatic Theology
New Testament Scripture Homiletics
Moral Theology Church Administration


Pastoral Theology Liturgics
Ascetical Theology Liturgy, Mass Preparation
Mystical Theology Sermonology


If you feel that you might have a vocation to the priesthood, please feel free to contact the Vocation   Director at the Seminary:
            Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary
            1051 72nd Street North,
            St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
            Telephone 727-341-9111

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