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Who we are.

Saint John Vianney Seminary (SJV) is one of the largest college seminaries in the United States, representing dioceses throughout the nation, with approximately 100 undergraduate men in formation annually. Established in 1968, SJV nurtures the seeds of a priestly vocation and prepares young men for major seminary through a premier education, a systematic formation in Christian character, and a traditional Catholic program of spiritual growth.

SJV seminarians are full-time undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas and live in community on campus. Seminarians have access to the resources and benefits of the University, which provides our men with a full college and seminary experience.

More than 500 of our alumni are serving as ordained priests today. Many more serve as lay leaders and faith-filled witnesses, building up the Catholic Church throughout the world.

We are Men in Christ, Men of the Church, and Men for Others.