Seminaries Where We Study

College Seminaries

(for men who are starting or in college)

sjv_logoSt. John Vianney College Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

Located on the campus of the University of St. Thomas, this seminary is sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minnesota. Seminarians live and pray in community, but attend classes, eat meals and take part in the life a medium-sized co-ed Catholic University.

Young men are invited to the Open House at St. John Vianney College Seminary. Seminarians organize and present these weekends to help young men reflect on God's call in their lives and help them see what college seminary has to offer. The Green Bay Diocese's Vocation Office sponsors trips in February and November for men from the diocese.

St. John Vianney Seminary Website


immaculate-heart-of-mary-seminary-winona-logoImmaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Seminary, Winona, Minn.

This Diocesan-sponsored college seminary in Winona, Minnesota is located adjacent to the campus of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. It has provided college-level seminary training since 1948. Seminarians from various dioceses across the United States live at IHM Seminary and take classes from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

IHM Seminary Website

Major Seminaries

(for men who have finished college)

USML-LogoThe University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Ill.

Located in Illinois, north of Chicago, this seminary offers the M.Div. and STB degrees in theology, as well as a pre-theology program to prepare college graduates who have not studied philosophy. Mundelein, with about 200 priesthood students, is the largest diocesan seminary in the U.S. It is also a pontifical theological faculty and, like the Roman universities, is authorized to grant all of the academic degrees of the Holy See.

The Exploring Priesthood Weekend is a retreat designed to help men discern God's call in their lives, especially in regards to diocesan priesthood. The weekend is for men who already have a college degree and are considering the possibility of diocesan priesthood. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the seminary, experience community prayer, and meet some of the men who are studying there, and make use of the recreational facilities (gymnasium, pool, racquetball courts, weight room, and more).

Mundelein Seminary Website


stfs-logoSt. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, Wis.

For over 150 years, St. Francis Seminary has trained many of the priests in Wisconsin. Located in Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, students live and receive human, spiritual and pastoral formation at St. Francis Seminary. For academic classes, students travel to Sacred Heart School of Theology.

St. Francis de Sales Seminary Website

nac_logoPontifical North American College, Rome, Italy

Located in Rome, Italy, this is the Roman Seminary sponsored by the U.S. Bishops. It trains men for diocesan priesthood. The North American College is the house of formation. Students attend the Gregorian University or the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) for their academic work.

Pontifical North American College Website

SHST-logoSacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corner, Wis.

In Hales Corners, Wisconsin, Sacred Heart is a seminary that is focused on the needs of older seminary candidates. At this time, St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee utilizes Sacred Heart for its theology program. It also has an English as a Second Language program.

Sacred Heart Seminary Website

Which Seminary?

The Bishop will place students at a particular seminary after listening to the recommendation of the student and the Vocation Director, and taking into consideration the needs of the Diocese of Green Bay.


Contact Fr. Mleziva or Fr. Quinn Mann for more information about any of the seminaries, or to arrange for a visit.


Phone: (920) 272-8293 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8293 (from 920 and 715 area codes)