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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

As is custom, seminarians and faculty travelled to Washington D.C. in January to participate in the annual March for Life. The mood throughout the trip was joyful and hopeful.  Included in the trip was a Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, as well as a Youth Rally and Mass for Life in the Verizon Center. 

Enjoy our pictures in this Flickr album, and mark your calendars for January 19, 2018!

Sr. Rose Clarisse Gadoury, S.S.A. passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Sr. Rose Clarisse was a former faculty member of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary for 33 years, from 1975-2008.  She served our community as both a spiritual director and a classroom instructor.

Is God calling you? Have you contemplated the Priesthood and would like to learn more?

On Friday and Saturday - February 10th and 11th - Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is hosting a Discernment Retreat for men over the age of 30 who are interested in Priesthood. His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, will be in attendance. Attendees will have the opportunity to live and pray with the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community, attend classes and discussion groups, and socialize with seminarians, faculty and staff.

Daily Reflection

"Blessed are those who observe his instructions, who seek him with all their hearts, and, doing no evil, who walk in his ways."

-Psalm 119, 2-3

 

Seminarian Profile

Diocese of Dodge City | Class of 2017

Mark Brantley began his life’s journey right down the road from Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Waltham, MA. As an Air Force pilot and the son of an FBI agent, Mark has lived and worked in all parts of the world. After retiring from the Air Force, he flew for a number of years as a commercial airline pilot.

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