The mission of Mary Our Hope Seminary is the formation of men and women for service as Deacons and Priests in the Independent Catholic Movement. A ministry of the Independent Catholic Church of the Americas (ICCA), Mary Our Hope aims to establish a solid foundation for our candidates to ensure a lifetime of service to the Kingdom of God. This foundation is an intimate relationship with God the Father in Christ Jesus His Son, which is enlivened and animated by the Holy Spirit. Driven and nourished by Scripture and Tradition, our Formation Program is dedicated to maternal care of the Blessed Virgin Mary, model and exemplar of the Church; and is nourished in Word and Sacrament at the Eucharistic banquet.
Through the marriage of the four pillars of Priestly Formation (human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral), our Seminary strives to train her students to become more like Christ, the eternal high Priest, and Good Shepherd. We guide our candidates to fall more deeply in love with Him who they serve through a robust program that is directed toward the formation of a holistically healthy servant of the Gospel.