Saint John Vianney College Seminary has a clear mission - to provide essential training today for tomorrow's Catholic priests. We pursue this mission through the first-class academic resources of the University of St. Thomas; a systematic formation in Christian character; and a traditional Catholic program of spiritual growth.
With more than 130 undergraduate men in formation representing 20 dioceses, Saint John Vianney College Seminary is the largest college seminary in the United States. More than 400 of our alumni are serving as ordained priests today, and many more are serving as lay leaders and faith-filled witnesses, building up the Catholic Church throughout the world.
Our seminarians are gaining an outstanding foundation in philosophy and theology. A four-year program of spiritual conferences and individual spiritual direction help seminarians grow strong in their Catholic faith and vocational discernment. We are Catholic and proud of it!