Dedicated to priestly formation
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary blends our rich history and solid foundation with new virgor in a priestly formation model designed to help form priests for the 21st century.
The priestly formation model has four pillars:
Priests need social and leadership skills to be a bridge between the people they serve and God. Through human formation, we help you model yourself on Jesus.
Spiritual formation includes daily celebration of the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours, communal devotions, spiritual direction, and retreats and conferences. The Seminary grounds offer inspiring locations for daily personal prayer, including the Lourdes grotto.
Study prayer and worship, spirituality, counseling, Scripture, morality, doctrine and Church history at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.
We emphasize real-world, hands-on preparation through pastoral education, supervised ministry in a hospital, prison or social service agency, and ongoing involvement in a teaching parish.
Salt of the earth
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary is dedicated to high-quality priestly formation. Our focus is:
Pastoral, weaving all aspects of formation into practical applications that prepare priests for service and leadership.
Individual, with one-on-one direction, mentoring and dialogue.
Local, forming seminarians within the communities where they will serve.
The Seminary provides human, spiritual and pastoral preparation in accord with our longtime motto, "You are the salt of the earth" (Matthew 5:13a). Intellectual formation is carried out in collaboration with Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, through the Master of Divinity degree program