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.


You Will Be My Witnesses: John Paul Sonnen ’01

SJV caught up with John Paul Sonnen ‘01 (Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis) to learn what inspired his book, Sant’Onofrio al Gianicolo: Journeying to a Citadel of Faith.

Alumni Ordination Feature: Deacon Eric Artz ’20

Meet Deacon Eric Artz (SJV '20) from the Diocese of Bismarck!

SJV’s Most Wonderful Time of Year

13 SJV alumni will be ordained to the priesthood of Our Lord Jesus and 16 alumni will be ordained to the transitional diaconate this spring!

Why SJV?

Because God still calls.

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