St. Joseph College Seminary

Milwaukee seminarians who have not completed their undergraduate degree have their formation at St. Joseph College Seminary on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago. They live and pray together with other college seminarians from around the country in a house of formation at the heart of the campus and they also participate fully in the academic and extracurricular life of the university.

All college seminarians major in philopophy, which is the Church's pre-requisite for theology studies in major seminary.  They also receive human, pastoral and spirtual formation from the priest-faculty at St. Joseph's and they are involved in apostoloic work in Chicago.

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The Vocation Office hosts a variety of events from retreats to discernment groups. 

JPII House

The JPII House is a residence for adult men to encounter Jesus Christ through a formative living experience. 



Parishes and men discerning the priesthood can find free resources here.


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