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 young men configured to 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.


18 St. John Vianney College Seminary alumni enter priesthood

18 transitional deacons who graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary are being ordained to the priesthood this summer.
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Brothers in abundance: How a college seminary and a college football team have formed a unique bond

The presence of Caruso’s Crew has become a source of unity and fraternity between a seminary, a football team and a university.
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SJV hires longtime business development leader Roeser to lead advancement efforts

Saint John Vianney College Seminary is pleased to announce the hiring of longtime friend and benefactor Phil Roeser to spearhead the seminary’s advancement efforts.

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