Saint John Vianney College Seminary

Saint John Vianney College Seminary is one of the largest college seminaries in the United States, representing dioceses throughout the nation, with approximately 100 undergraduate men in formation annually.


The seminary's building project will allow us to form discerning young men into disciples of Christ.

Established in 1968

Saint John Vianney College Seminary

Established in 1968, Saint John Vianney College Seminary nurtures the seeds of a priestly vocation and prepares young men for major seminary through a premier education, a systematic formation in Christian character and a traditional Catholic program of spiritual growth. Our seminarians are full-time undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas and live in community on campus.

More than 500 of our alumni are serving as ordained priests today. See Our Story.


A Drop in the Ocean: Reflections from Mission in Kolkata

Seminarians reflect on sixteen days serving the poorest of the poor in Kolkata, India with St. Teresa of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity.

13 SJV Alumni Ordained Priests in 2023

Congratulations to the newly-ordained priestly Class of 2023! “For it is declared, ‘You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.'” (Hebrews 7:17)

Put on the New Man: Implementing the New ‘Propaedeutic Stage’ at SJV

The life of a seminarian at SJV is markedly different from most of his 18-22-year-old contemporaries. How does the seminary help him acclimate to the nuances of university and seminary life while laying the groundwork to support his vocational discernment?

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