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

Annual Seminary Dinner​Annual Seminary Dinner

Sponsorships are now available for our October 4 event!

Milwaukee Ordination​Milwaukee Priesthood Ordination

Congratulations to the nine men ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 18!

Ordination​Green Bay Priesthood Ordination

Congratulations to Fathers Juan Carlos Altamirano and Mark Rydell who were ordained on May 25!

Priesthood Ordination​Madison Priesthood Ordination

Conogratulations to Fathers David Drefcinski and Anthony Kersting who were ordained on June 7!

Diaconate OrdinationLa Crosse Diaconate Ordination

Congratulations to Deacons Matthew Szymanski, Joseph Glatczak, and Brian Ward who were ordained on June 1!

Diaconate OrdinationLafayette-in-Indiana Diaconate Ordination

Congratulations to Deacon Jason Diebolt who was ordained June 1!

Madison Diaconate Ordination​Madison Diaconate Ordination

Congratulations to Deacons Ryan Ruhle, David Jaramillo, and Brad Grobbel who were ordained on May 10!

Diaconate OrdinationMilwaukee Diaconate Ordination

Congratulations to Deacons Aaron Siehr, Brady Gagne, and Timothy Sanchez who were ordained on April 20!

Salzmann LibararyChildren's Story Time

Bring the kids on Saturday, August 24 for a reading of The Queen and the Cross by Cornelia Bilinsky and Rebecca Stuhff.


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

Vocation Office


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