Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

Founded in 1845, and built on this site in 1855, because a bishop was inspired to make this place holy. Built by hundreds of workers, immigrants, priests and seminarians, brick by brick. Built for the formation of priests for the faithful, for yesterday, today and tomorrow. Built because of Christ, by Christ, for Christ. 

Built upon Him.


Seminary Headlines

Institution of AcolyteInstitution of Acolyte

Congratulations to the 13 men who were instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte on November 14.

Annual Seminary DinnerLivestreamed Seminary Event

You can still watch our virtual event that aired live on September 25!


Behind the Scenes at Saint Francis de Sales SeminaryVirtual Annual Dinner Videos

Watch the rollcall of seminarians, Cardinal James Harvey's remarks and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Seminary.

Challenge GrantChallenge Grant

Thank you to everyone who helped us surpass our challenge grant goal.




Deo Gratias

Deo Gratias

Who Is the Priest?

Priesthood Video
An inspiring new video exploring the gift of the priesthood through the words of St. John Vianney.

Quick Links

Salzmann Library

Print Shop

Vocation Office


Heartbeat of My Soul

Come to Me

Drop Anchor

Many ways to give

Any donation to the Seminary is greatly appreciated, and there are many options for giving.

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