A Message from the Rector


Greetings from St. John Vianney College Seminary,

My name is Fr. Jonathan Kelly. As rector, I have the great privilege of being the leader and spiritual father of the seminary, and I’m inspired every day by our young men who, with great courage, have stepped forward to consider a call to the priesthood.

I watch them grow in holiness and in all the human ways that will allow them to to make a gift of themselves. At SJV, we form men in Christ, men of the Church, men for others.

Ours is a healthy and vibrant environment, one that allows young men from throughout (primarily) the Upper Midwest to properly discern God’s call in their lives.

If you feel like God might be calling you to priesthood, I invite you to sign up for a Vianney visit and come and see what seminary life is all about.

Thank you, and may God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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