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.


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Giving TuesdayGiving Tuesday

Please support Saint Francis de Sales Seminary on the national day of giving, November 28.

Institution of Acolyte​Institution of Acolyte

Congratulations to the 11 men instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte on November 11!

Annual Seminary Dinner​Annual Seminary Dinner

Thank you to the 2,000 people who came out in support of our seminarians on October 6!

Zeal Seminary Video​ZEAL Annual Dinner Video

Enjoy and share the video we premiered at the Annual Dinner!

Seminarian Alex Becker​​Seminarian Speaker

Hear the words Alex Becker (Milwaukee) shared with the gathering at our Annual Dinner.

Salzmann LibraryChildren's Story Time

Bring the children to a reading of Talking Eagle and the Lady of Roses: The Story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m.

James Cardinal Harvey

Cardinal James Harvey on Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

James Cardinal Harvey talks about his alma mater.

Who Is the Priest?

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

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Print Shop

Vocation Office


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