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

It is good to be back in Philadelphia because of the many good things we have here, including St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

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Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia

Read Archbishop Pérez’s letter

Partner dioceses and Religious Congregations

  • Archdiocese of philadelphia
  • Diocese of allentown, pa
  • Diocese of arlington, va
  • Archdiocese of colombo, sri lanka
  • Diocese of Bridgeport, CT
  • 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 STEUBENVILLE, OH
  • Diocese of trenton, nj
  • CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION, THE VINCENTIANS
  • CONGREGATION OF THE ORATORY OF SAINT PHILIP NERI
  • ORDER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE MERCEDARIAN FRIARS
  • 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.