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 SeminaryNew Rector Installation

The Salesianum celebrates the installation of its twentieth rector.

Annual Seminary DinnerAnnual Seminary Dinner

Thank you to all for a tremendous response! Our Annual Dinner has reached capacity, so registration is now closed.

Come and See DiscernmentCome and See

Young adult men discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood are invited to spend Oct 21-23 at the Seminary.

de Chantalde Chantal

Women are invited to the Seminary to pray for priestly vocations on October25.

The All Saints' Day PartyChildren's Story Time

Bring the kids to Salzmann Library to hear a reading of The All Saints' Day Party on October 29.


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

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

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