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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

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Join us as we continue to celebrate Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary’s 39th Annual (Virtual) Lawn Party that was held on Wednesday, September 23rd.


Join us virtually on September 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the formation program at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary!

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is pleased to re-schedule a round of golf to help benefit the educational program for seminarians studying at the Seminary!

For details and how to register, please visit

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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