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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

The Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community welcomed Bishop Edgar da Cunha, Bishop of Fall River, on Wednesday February 12th, to celebrate the Mass for the Institution of Acolytes.  First Year Theologians were installed so each may primarily aid the deacon and minister to the priest.

Seminarians and faculty traveled to Washington DC recently where they partook in the activities of the March for Life between January 22nd and 24th, 2020.  The Seminary's group met up with approximately 500,000 others to give witness to and pray for the sanctity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. 

By:  Dan McHale '21

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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