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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

Every year of the fall semester, PSJS seminarians and spiritual directors take time away from academics and participate in a week-long retreat.  Taking this time allows the men to slow down after the hectic pace at the start of a new academic year.  It helps the men to center their priorities and to hear God more clearly; it is a time to reflect on their paths and strengthen their resolve to serve God and the people of His Church.  It is good – and at times emboldening - to experience and to be the quiet, to listen.   It is also a great time for fellowship among the men.  At the conclusion

This marks the 36th year we are having our Lawn Party to support the priestly formation program for our current seminarians. Please consider joining us! Find details here: http://www.psjs.edu/lawn-party

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. 

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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