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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

Of the 430 potential ordinands to the priesthood this year, 18 will have been formed at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary!

Lambert Nieme, Class of 2018, is preparing for his ordination as a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston.  His ordination is May 19th at The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church).  Enjoy this Boston Globe article featuring a story about Lambert and his journey to the priesthood.  Please pray for Lambert as he continues his journey and soon begins ministering to the people of Boston. 

March 19, 2018 - Ten seminarians proclaimed the Solemn Oath of Fidelity and made their Profession of Catholic Faith as part of Evening Prayer on March 19th the Feast of St. Joseph. The service was presided over by Pope St. John XXIII Rector, Very Rev. Brian R. Kiely in our Alumni Chapel.

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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