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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Annual Seminary DinnerAnnual Seminary Dinner

Support the formation of holy priests at our October 7 Annual Dinner. Sponsorships are now available!

OrdinationPriestly Ordination | La Crosse

Congratulations to Fathers Matthew Bowe and Steven Weller!

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | Gary

Congratulations to Deacon Robert Ross!

OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | Superior

Congratulations to Superior's three new transitional deacons!

OrdinationPriestly Ordination | Madison

Congratulations to Father Matthew Pearson!

OrdinationPriestly Ordination | Milwaukee

Congratulations to Fathers Matthew Kirk, Kevin Harmon, Ariel Orozco, Matthew Ferch, Tonny Kizza and Pedro Ruiz!

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | Madison

Congratulations to Deacons Simon Tipps and Mark Foley!

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | La Crosse

Congratulations to Deacons Alex Kren and John Zweber!

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | Milwaukee

Congratulations to Deacons Michael Courchaine, Joseph Heit, Kevin Tanel, Kenneth Anyanwu and Ryan Ackmann!



Seminary Golf Outing

Pallium Scholarship Benefit

Thank you to everyone who made our golf outing an especially memorable day!

Saint Francis de Sales SeminaryFIDELITY

See the highly acclaimed video which premiered at the 2021 Annual Dinner.


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

Many ways to give

Any donation to the Seminary is greatly appreciated, and there are many options for giving.

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