Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (Winona, Minnesota)

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
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Latin: Seminarii Immaculati Cordis Mariæ
Motto Ecce Quam Bonum
Motto in English
Behold How Good
Type Diocesan, Roman Catholic Seminary
Established 1948
Endowment Created 1989; Incorporated 1991
Address 750 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987, Winona, MN, United States
Sponsoring diocese Diocese of Winona
Colors Red, White, & Blue             

Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Seminary is a Roman Catholic, Diocesan-sponsored college seminary in Winona, Minnesota. Located adjacent to the campus of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, IHM Seminary has provided college-level seminary training since 1948. Seminarians from various dioceses across the United States live at IHM Seminary and take classes from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.[1] While the current bishop of the Diocese of Winona, the Most Reverend John M. Quinn, is the true head of the seminary and Chairman of the Board, the rector of the seminary oversees the day-to-day activities at the seminary. Rev. Robert Horihan is the current rector of IHM. He was appointed in July of 2016 as the 12th rector succeeding the Very Rev. Thomas Melvin.

Seminary motto[edit]

The official motto of Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary is the Latin text of Psalm 133:1: Ecce quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres, fratres in unum (Behold how good and how splendid where brothers dwell as one.) The Latin motto is often shortened to simply Ecce Quam Bonum (Behold How Good) as seen on the seminary crest, which was designed by the ninth rector of IHM Seminary, Father James Steffes. The English translation of Psalm 133:1 is not used for the motto.