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

Deo Gratias

OrdinationMilwaukee Ordination to the Priesthood

Congratulations to Fr. Justin Weber, Fr. Patrick Magnor, Fr. Carlos Londono and Fr. Edward Sanchez!

OrdinationOrdinations to the Priesthood

Find the current details for the ordinations in Madison, La Crosse and Superior.

Diaconate OrdinationOrdination to the Transitional Diaconate

Congratulations to our newest deacons, Deacon Michael Lawinger, Deacon Michael Malucha and Deacon Timothy Schumaker!

Library LectureSalzmann Libary

The library is now open for curbside pickup service.



Deo Gratias Preview

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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