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

OrdinandiOrdinations to the Priesthood

Watch the Archdiocese of Milwaukee ordination on May 15, and the Diocese of La Crosse on June 26.

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | Milwaukee

Congratulations to our Milwaukee seminarians who were ordained to the transitional diaconate on April 24.

Diaconate OrdinationDiaconate Ordination | La Crosse

Congratulations to our La Crosse seminarians who were ordained to the transitional diaconate on May 2.

Fr. Justin KizewskiLecture in Christian Ethics

Watch the video of Very Rev. Justin Kizewski's presentation to our seminarians on April 12.

Pallium Scholarship BenefitPallium Scholarship Benefit

Join us at the Wisconsin Country Club on Monday, June 14 to raise funds for seminarian scholarships.







Deo Gratias

Deo Gratias

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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