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

Institution of Acolyte​Institution of Acolyte

Congratulations to the nine men who were instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte!

Give to the Seminary​Giving Tuesday

Support the Seminary on the national day for charitable giving, November 29.

Fortitude Video​FORTITUDE

Enjoy and share the video that premiered at the Annual Seminary Dinner!

Seminarians​Seminarian Videos

Meet our seminarians in the videos shown at the Annual Seminary Dinner.


Annual Seminary Dinner​Annual Seminary Dinner

Thank you to the 2,000 people who joined our celebration of FORTITUDE!

Saint Francis de Sales SeminaryNew Rector Installation

The Salesianum celebrates the installation of its twentieth rector.

Childrens Story Time​Children's Story Time

Bring the kids to a reading of Bethlehem by Fiona French on Saturday, December 17.


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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