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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

By:  Dan McHale '21

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary was pleased to welcome The Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan, S.Th.D. from the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado to celebrate Mass on October 30th.  During the Mass, Bishop Sheridan admitted nine seminarians from First and Second Theology into Candidacy for Holy Orders. These men are in formation for the Archdiocese of Boston and for the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Columbus, Orlando, and Youngstown. Thank you, Bishop Sheridan, for your generous spirit and for being with us during this special evening for the community.

38th Annual Lawn Party – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – 6:00pm

This is a great opportunity to come under the tent and meet the current seminarians studying for their respective dioceses around the country and world. Your support directly benefits the formation program for enrolled seminarians.
 
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Daily Reflection

Jesus made Himself like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies to give life. Our hope springs from that love-filled life.

-Pope Francis

 

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