Priestly Formation

The fundamental mission of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is the formation of Catholic men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and of partnering dioceses and religious communities for pastoral service in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. The Seminary is committed to providing a unified college and theology program of formation in priestly spirituality, pastoral ministry, celibate witness, emotional maturity, intellectual integrity, and physical wellness.

Formation towards the ministerial Priesthood centers on the Word of God and the Sacraments of the Church; most especially Eucharist and Reconciliation. This is complemented by personal and community prayer, a comprehensive academic program of liberal arts and theological studies, and a program of pastoral preparation designed primarily for parochial ministry.

The Seminary recognizes the diverse challenges of our time and promotes in the seminarian a commitment to work in unity with others in the Church with a pastoral sensitivity that is exercised in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church.

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary provides an atmosphere that fosters and ensures a thorough process of formation, so that the man called to the Priesthood by God will have a strong priestly identity, a desire to serve, and a love for the people of God.