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.


A Sturdy Foundation

Celebrating 100 years of college seminary formation in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at Nazareth Hall and Saint John Vianney.

Father Kelly on Relevant Radio

Father Kelly discusses the Curé of Ars and 100 years of college seminary formation with John Morales on Morning Air!

Inside the New Chapel

Tour SJV's new chapel with our rector, Father Jonathan Kelly, as he highlights several standout pieces of art that adorn the space.

Why SJV?

Because God still calls.

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