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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Annual Dinner Speaker

Annual Seminary Dinner

Thank you to everyone who made our 14th Annual Dinner a night to remember!  Pictures are now posted!

Skiing Deacon

Seminarian Video

Watch the video our seminarians produced themselves!

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane

Children's Story Time

Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the library
Bring the kids to hear the story of The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen.

Fall Lecture

Salzmann Library Fall Lecture

Drawing Your Child Back to Church: A Practical Guide for Parents
Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Inner Commons of Henni Hall

Salzmann Library

Salzmann Selections

Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Clare Hall
Join the book discussion group to talk about Something Beautiful for God  by Malcolm Muggeridge.

de Chantal

The de Chantal Society

Tuesday, November 29 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Women are invited to Eucharistic Adoration and spiritual formation led by Fr. Dennis Saran  Limited childcare now available during the morning session!

Drop Anchor

Drop Anchor on iTunes

Download the original song from our film, Drop Anchor.


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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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