Pondering the Providence of 1212 Perfection Avenue

We recently wrapped up SJCS’s 12 Days of Christmas on Facebook, so it’s a perfect time to consider the significance of the address of our future seminary. This time next year, God willing, we will be close to completion on our new home at 1212 Perfection Avenue. On our website, we address the divine significance …

Merry Christmas from St. Joseph College Seminary!

As we complete our fall semester of classes and anticipate the coming of our blessed Savior, we are so thankful for the prayers and support you offer to the future parish priests studying at St. Joseph College Seminary. Through God’s grace and your generosity, we will continue to build strong men and form good and holy …

Advent Inspiration from our Patron, St. Joseph

As the patron of our seminary, St. Joseph offers daily inspiration to young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood. During Advent, in particular, we are reminded of his courage and obedience in responding to the Lord’s call, accepting his unique and distinct vocation as guardian of Our Savior. Each day, we pray to follow …

2 Things You’ll Find in Every Seminarian’s Pocket

Cultivating the seeds of a priestly vocation begins with rich soil. And the soil of seminary life is fundamentally prayer. That’s why, whether you see a seminarian wearing his “crest attire” on campus or his House Cassock at Mass, you’ll always find two things in his pocket– a Rosary and the Vade Mecum. Both are …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the …

St. Joseph: Our Patron and Protector

Protector. Provider. Righteous. Obedient. Compassionate. Humble. Foster Father of Jesus. Most Chaste Spouse. For a man who appears very little in the Gospels, St. Joseph is one of the most beloved and all-encompassing saints. Who was this silent paragon, and why is he the patron of our seminary? The Real St. Joseph: Holiness and Strength …

Dying for the Truth:
John Fisher and Thomas More

The early 16th century was a tumultuous time, with England’s King Henry VIII divorcing his wives and Germany’s Martin Luther dissenting from the Church. But, difficult times produce great heroes. The Outspoken Priest and the Tactful Politician John Fisher was a bishop, cardinal, theologian, and chancellor of Cambridge. He received a papal dispensation to enter …

All Seminarians Get At Least Two As:
Augustine and Aquinas

Seminarians at St. Joseph’s College Seminary major in Philosophy, and their studies extensively cover the two greatest influences of Catholic Theology – St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. God’s Grace Swooping Down Augustine, a fourth century Bishop, spent a rebellious childhood avoiding his mother’s Christian influence. As a young man he even joined Manichaeism, a …

St. Charles Borromeo:
Powerful Patron of Seminarians

Imagine ministering to over 1,000 parishes, founding an educational system for priestly formation, spearheading one of the most influential Church councils, using your own money to feed 3,000 people daily during an epidemic, and effectively transforming bishops and Church leaders to shepherd their flock through personal reform. Now imagine accomplishing all that without emails, phone …