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

OrdinationPriestly Ordinations

Find information on the 2023 presbyteral ordinations.

Diaconate OrdinationNew Transitional Deacons

Congratulations to the men ordained for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Diocese of Madison, and the Diocese of Green Bay!

Seminary Golf Outing​Pallium Scholarship Benefit

Support the formation of priests at our June 12 golf outing and cocktail reception.

Salzmann Libarary​Children's Story Time

Bring the kids to a reading of I Went to Mass: What Did I See? by Kate Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen on Saturday, July 15.

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.

Quick Links

Salzmann Library

Print Shop

Vocation Office


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