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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Institution of Acolyte

Institution of Acolyte

Congratulations to our second theologians who were instituted into the ministry of acolyte!

Annual Dinner Speaker

Annual Seminary Dinner

Listen to the powerful speech seminarian Jordan Berghouse gave at the Annual Dinner.

Skiing Deacon

Seminarian Video

Watch the video our seminarians produced themselves!

Vocation Events

Vocation Events

Duc in Altum silent retreat for high school men | December 16 - 18
St. Andrew Dinner | December 29
Duc in Altum silent discernment retreat for young adults | January 13 - 15

Children's Story Time

Children's Story Time

Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the family to a reading of Silent Night: The Song and Its Story by Margaret Hodges.

Salzmann Selections

Salzmann Selections Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Join the discussion on The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate  by Dr. Gary Chapman.


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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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