Vocation Directors

Vocation Directors

Dear Vocation Directors,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to learn more about St. Charles Borromeo Seminary! Thank you for your interest. As a proud alumnus, it always gives me great to joy to share about our beloved institution, and all that it has to offer. We consider it a privilege to collaborate with our sending dioceses and religious orders.

Our program encompasses every stage of formation, including:

  • A free-standing, fully accredited College Seminary
  • A two-year Pre-Theology Program
  • A Theological Seminary

Effective Fall 2023, St. Charles Seminary will offer two distinct Propaedeutic Year programs – one for those entering Pre-Theology, and one for those entering College Seminary. The duration of each program is one full calendar year (August – July). We will also continue to offer our Spiritual Year for those in need of additional time in the Discipleship Stage.

At the beginning of the 2023-24 year, total enrollment was 147 seminarians, representing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and 14 other dioceses and religious orders from across the country and around the world.

We are soon to enter an exciting new period in our institution’s history, as we prepare to relocate to a new campus in Gwynedd Valley, PA for the 2024-2025 year. Construction is well underway! Please check the homepage of our website regularly for details or click on the link below.

St. Charles strives to form seminarians into men who love the Lord and who will serve His Church with generous hearts, a love for truth and an ardent desire to lead souls to heaven. Please click on the links below to learn more about who we are and what we can offer your seminarians/brothers.

We would also love to welcome you to visit our beautiful campus!  Please contact Reverend Patrick Brady at 610-785-6520 and let him know if you would need accommodations.

I invite you to view a short video about St. Charles:

Once again, thank you for your interest, and may the Lord abundantly bless your ministry.

Sincerely In Christ, 

Most Reverend Keith J. Chylinski



Bishop Keith J. Chylinski

Father Patrick J. Brady
Vice Rector, Director of Admissions



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