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A feature length documentary :


Mother Overbrook is an independent project, separate from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary but inspired by the legacy of priestly formation.

If We Don’t Tell The Story Who Will?

For over 150 years, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary has been situated on a beautiful campus in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. Over this time, it has been commonly referred to as “Mother Overbrook”. As a Seminary is the womb of the diocese giving birth to new Priests.

This documentary from Deo Gratias Films will tell the story of Mother Overbrook.

A Synopsis

Mother Overbrook is a feature length documentary that will preserve the legacy and introduce the future of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. It will tell the story of the men and women who came together in a common mission from which thousands of Priests and 83 apostolic successors over the last 200 years came forth. It is a story of the continuation of Christ’s Priesthood in the new world of America. The twists and turns of the growth and decline of faith in our society all while exploring the beautiful property of Overbrook and what made it gain the attention and visitation of 5 Popes and 3 canonized saints.


Mother Overbrook is a memorial to faithful Catholics who have contributed to the Patrimony of the Church. It will be the canvas to an even greater story which is why we needed and will always need Priests of God.
Works of Art
Stained Glass Windows
Papal Visits
Canonized Saints

An Urgent Need

We are now in the last semester that Seminarians will be on the property of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. All chapels have been decommissioned and Seminarians to come will never experience the beauty, peace, and transcendence of Mother Overbrook.
We need your help to carry this legacy into the next generation.
Thank you for your kind and generous support!

Contribute to the legacy

Contribute to the legacy of Mother Overbrook. Deo Gratias Films, working with the International Institute for Culture will preserve the legacy of Mother Overbrook for the next generation of Catholics. Your tax-deductible donation can be made here.

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