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Founded in 1832, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary is the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The students and seminarians studying here are truly the future of our faith.

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Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia


Read Archbishop Chaput’s letter

Partner dioceses and Religious Congregations

  • Archdiocese Of Philadelphia
  • Diocese Of Allentown, Pa
  • Diocese Of Arlington, Va
  • Archdiocese Of Atlanta, Ga
  • Archdiocese Of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Diocese Of Columbus, Oh
  • Diocese Of Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Diocese Of Greensburg, Pa
  • Diocese Of Harrisburg, Pa
  • Diocese Of Lincoln, Ne
  • Diocese Of Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Diocese Of Raleigh, Nc
  • Diocese Of Trenton, Nj
  • Diocese Of Winona-rochester, Mn
  • The Personal Ordinariate Of The Chair Of St. Peter
  • Oblates Of St. Joseph, Holy Spouses Province
  • Congregation Of The Mission, The Vincentians
  • Order Of Canons Regular Of Prémontré, The Norbertines Daylesford Abbey
  • Society Of The Catholic Apostolate, The Pallottines
  • Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • Ukrainian Archeparchy Of Philadelphia
  • Every Thursday, Seminarians minister to the community by serving people in need in parishes, nursing homes, prisons, schools, and community centers. This allows each seminarian to understand the ways in which their growth is connected to service while continuing on their path of discernment to a priestly vocation.
  • There are four dimensions of priestly formation that guide the development of the candidate toward Priesthood. They are the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral dimensions.
  • Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts in Theology degrees to lay man and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.
  • Every Thursday, Seminarians minister to the community by serving people in need in parishes, nursing homes, prisons, schools, and community centers. This allows each seminarian to understand the ways in which their growth is connected to service while continuing on their path of discernment to a priestly vocation.
  • There are four dimensions of priestly formation that guide the development of the candidate toward Priesthood. They are the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral dimensions.
  • Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts in Theology degrees to lay man and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.