Why Attending College Seminary Could Be the Right Move for You
If you feel God is calling you to use your gifts and talents to minister to others and help them follow Christ, attending seminary and studying for the priesthood may be God’s plan for you. The priesthood is a life of prayer and service which calls a man to live and minister in a parish community, provide the sacraments, and show people God’s love through His Church. St. Joseph College Seminary creates an environment of support and challenge to help one discern the possibility of priesthood. Through prayer, study, community events and service to God’s people in need, you will mature in the Four Pillars: Human, Intellectual, Spiritual and Pastoral.
Why Come to St. Joseph?
Our program provides an excellent education here at Loyola University Chicago, with the right support you need to discover if God is calling you to be a priest of Jesus Christ. You will learn more about yourself, your purpose in life, and engage the diverse culture around you. You will learn to ask important questions about life and faith. Along with academic studies, you will be absorbed in the study of sacred scripture and our rich Catholic Tradition, so as to learn how to communicate the gospel in a modern world. You will be a part of a community of young men, like yourself who share the same interests, values, and common purpose of seeking to answer God’s call. Between seminary life and our educational partnership with Loyola University, you will have a culturally rich and well-rounded education, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy while partaking in the spiritual formation program aimed at helping you discern the possibility of the priesthood.
We offer those who wish to serve God by discerning a vocation to the priesthood, excellent training, a thought-provoking and nurturing environment, and a strong sense of community and prayer.