Preparing Joyful Priests for the Future
Approximately 90 men come to The Saint Paul Seminary each year to answer God’s call to the priesthood. They desire to live holy lives of service to reveal the love of Jesus to our world. Their preparation guides them on their path to the priesthood and greater holiness. Upon completion of their studies and ordination, they return to their dioceses to serve God’s people with mercy, truth and compassion.
The cost of higher education—and the expanded scope and depth of priestly formation—require a significant amount of resources. The seminary’s endowment currently covers approximately 16 percent of the cost of the priestly formation program, funding annual formation for 30 seminarians. Increasing the endowment by $17 million will provide permanent funding for the annual formation of an additional 20 seminarians.