Images: Mundelein's St. Mary of the Lake seminary through the years

 
 
Posted4/18/2022 1:00 AM

The Mundelein Seminary has educated and formed more than 4,000 parish priests for about 80 Catholic dioceses worldwide for 100 years from its idyllic 1000-acre campus on the grounds of the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein.

Priests on a walk at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Priests on a walk at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Bridge dedication in 1926 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Bridge dedication in 1926 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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The main chapel at St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
The main chapel at St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Daily Herald file, 2002
A 1922 dispensation assembly at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1922 dispensation assembly at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Bells being installed in 1926 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Bells being installed in 1926 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A Wenesday night mass at St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A Wenesday night mass at St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Daily Herald file, 2005
Feehan Memorial Library at University of Saint Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Feehan Memorial Library at University of Saint Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Daily Herald file, 2002
View of the lake at University of Saint Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
View of the lake at University of Saint Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Daily Herald file, 2002
The Mundelein Police Department held a Cops 'N' Bobbers fishing derby at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake seminary. Around 300 kids ages 3-13 attended.
  The Mundelein Police Department held a Cops 'N' Bobbers fishing derby at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake seminary. Around 300 kids ages 3-13 attended.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2018
Archbishop Joseph Bernardin visits University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein.
Archbishop Joseph Bernardin visits University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein.
Daily Herald file, 1982
Cardinal George William Mundelein is buried in the main chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Cardinal George William Mundelein is buried in the main chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Daily Herald file, 2009
Cardinal George William Mundelein is credited for the reviving and building of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary. He died in 1939.
Cardinal George William Mundelein is credited for the reviving and building of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary. He died in 1939.
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The XXVIII International Eucharistic Congress at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in June, 1926. Thousands of Catholic clergy from around the world came to the event and there were 800,000 people in total on the campus at the Mundelein seminary.
The XXVIII International Eucharistic Congress at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in June, 1926. Thousands of Catholic clergy from around the world came to the event and there were 800,000 people in total on the campus at the Mundelein seminary.
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The XXVIII International Eucharistic Congress at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in June, 1926. Thousands of Catholic clergy from around the world came to the event and there were 800,000 people in total on the campus at the Mundelein seminary.
The XXVIII International Eucharistic Congress at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in June, 1926. Thousands of Catholic clergy from around the world came to the event and there were 800,000 people in total on the campus at the Mundelein seminary.
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Aerial view of the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Aerial view of the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Pews in the chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Pews in the chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Historic construction image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Historic construction image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1922 photo of the prayer hall at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1922 photo of the prayer hall at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1921 construction image looking east across the lake at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1921 construction image looking east across the lake at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Historic main gate photo at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Historic main gate photo at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Plaza at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Plaza at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Historic image of the main chapel interior at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Historic image of the main chapel interior at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Historic view from the steeple at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Historic view from the steeple at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Historic image in the main chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Historic image in the main chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1921 image of the dorms and lecture hall at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1921 image of the dorms and lecture hall at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1921 construction image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1921 construction image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1921 image of the dam and bridge being constructed at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1921 image of the dam and bridge being constructed at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1920 building construction image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1920 building construction image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A historic aerial image of the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A historic aerial image of the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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Sister Anacleta in 1922 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein. She was the first nurse at the seminary.
Sister Anacleta in 1922 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein. She was the first nurse at the seminary.
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Seminarians on campus at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
Seminarians on campus at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A historic prcosession image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A historic prcosession image at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1922 swimming hole photo at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1922 swimming hole photo at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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A 1924 car dedication on campus at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
A 1924 car dedication on campus at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein.
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