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Built 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 thousands 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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de Chantal

Pray with the de Chantal Society

Tuesday, February 28 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Women are invited to pray at the Seminary with Fr. Luke Strand.


Children's Story Time

Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the kids to a reading of Easter by Fiona French.


Salzmann Library Lecture

Salzmann Library Spring Lecture

Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
"The Man with the Pierced Heart," a look at Karl Rahner S.J.'s theology of the Sacred Heart, by Fr. Melvin Michalski


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Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

Our main building was erected in 1855. The gold cross atop our cupola quickly became a point of navigation for sailors trying to reach the safety of Milwaukee's harbor. Today, the cross remains a point of spiritual navigation for men seeking the way to serve the Lord as his priests.


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