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

de Chantal​de Chantal

The February de Chantal gatherings for women have been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23. Fr. John Baumgardner will speak on Praying Lent with Mary.

Lecture in Christian Ethics​Lecture in Christian Ethics

Dr. Matthew Levering will present The Spirit of Truth and the Ordinary Universal Magisterium on Monday, February 27.

Fortitude Video


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

Seminarians​Seminarian Videos

Meet our seminarians!


The Monks Stormy Night​Children's Story Time

Bring the kids to a reading of The Monks' Stormy Night written by Sylvia Dorham and illustrated by Christopher Tupa on Saturday, February 4.


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.

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Vocation Office


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