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

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordinations

Ten men anticipate ordination to the transitional diaconate this spring. Find information for the ordinations in Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse, and Lafayette-in-Indiana.

Priest OrdinationPriestly Ordinations

Thirteen seminarians anticipate ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Find information for the ordinations in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison.

Seminary Golf OutingPallium Scholarship Benefit

Sponsorships are now available for our June 17 golf outing!



Ethics LectureLecture in Christian Ethics

Dr. John M. Haas, president emeritus of The National Catholic Bioethics Center, presented Addressing Proportionalism.



Childrens Storytime

Children's Story Time

Bring the children to a reading of Taste and See: The Goodness of the Lord on May 4.

Zeal Seminary Video​ZEAL

Enjoy and share the video about the men being ordained to the priesthood this year.



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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