Saint John Vianney College Seminary

Saint John Vianney College Seminary is the largest collaborative college seminary in the United States, representing 18 dioceses throughout the nation with approximately 100 undergraduate men in formation annually.


A Generous Response

SJV's vibrant and healthy formative environment equips men to faithfully respond to God's call with courage, conviction, and zeal.

Saint John Vianney College Seminary

Men in Christ.
Men of the Church.
Men for Others.

Established in 1968, SJV nurtures the seeds of a priestly vocation, preparing young men for major seminary through integral formation and discipleship in Christian character, a traditional Catholic program of spiritual growth, and a formative liberal arts education. Our seminarians are full-time University of St. Thomas undergraduate students who participate in campus life as it aligns with our mission.

More than 600 of our alumni are serving as ordained priests today.
Watch SJV Vocation Stories.


Fr. Kelly & Nick Deutsch featured on the Practicing Catholic Show

Is there a young man in your life who you think, "He'd make a great priest"? If the answer is "yes," you'll want to hear about the culture, fraternity, and whole-person formation at Saint John Vianney College Seminary.

Missionary Disciples: To the Parishes and Beyond

Trained to live the New Evangelization as "missionary disciples," second-year men immersed in their teaching apostolates share fruits from their time in the classroom.

A Christmas Eve Note

Featuring an original composition by Andrew Glotzbach, third-year seminarian from the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

Why SJV?

Because God still calls.

Scroll to Top