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Welcome to Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

The Pope St. John XXIII Seminary community is committed to our founding mission: the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of candidates aged 30 and older. Our unique institution is the only American seminary for these mature candidates administered by diocesan priests. For more than five decades, candidates have been accepted from various professional backgrounds; such as law, medicine, business, teaching, sales, banking, social work and military service. The diversity of life experiences shared by these mature seminarians enriches both the Seminary community and their future ministries in the Church.

Read a Welcome Message from Very Reverend Brian R. Kiely, Rector

News and Events

Great article!  In Trust Center for Theological Schools highlights Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in its summer 2017 issue.  Read about what impact following God’s call at a later stage in life has on experienced and mature men, and about the solid foundation they will receive when attending Pope St. John XXIII. 

Join us in celebrating and praying for the men of the Class of 2017.

Photo taken by the Archdiocese of Washington D.C.

It is with tremendous joy that Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary celebrates the ordination of Most Rev. Roy E. Campbell Jr. ’07 to the Order of Bishop! Bishop Campbell is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington D.C.

Daily Reflection

Each one of us, as a living member of the Body of Christ, is called to work for unity and peace.

-Pope Francis


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