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Thomas Murphy as a seminarian at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL.

A formal commitment to the Lord’s call

Thomas Murphy’s high school years further deepened his belief in hearing the Lord’s call to priestly ministry. The future archbishop takes the next step in the call to his vocation and enters St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL in the Fall of 1951. He will spend the next seven years at St. Mary’s undergoing an extensive program of traditional educational course work and priestly formation. Upon ordination, he will earn baccalaureate and masters degrees in divinity.

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