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

Saint Francis de Sales SeminaryCome and See

Young adult men discerning the priesthood are invited to spend March 19-21 at the Seminary.

Fr. Justin KizewskiLecture in Christian Ethics

Watch the livestream of Very Rev. Justin Kizewski's presentation to our seminarians on Monday, April 12.

Annual Seminary DinnerLivestreamed Seminary Event

View our virtual event that aired live on September 25.


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

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





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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