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 Acolyte​Institution of Acolyte

Congratulations to the 12 men who were instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte on November 13!

Annual Seminary DinnerAnnual Seminary Dinner

Thank you to the record crowd who made this a very special event!


Priestly Ordination | Milwaukee

Congratulations to Fr. Michael Lawinger, Fr. Michael Malucha and Fr. Timothy Schumaker who were ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 15!

Fr. ArturoPriestly Ordination | La Crosse

Congratulations to Father Arturo Vigueras who was ordained on June 26.






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 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

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