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It is essential for the formation of candidates for the priesthood and the pastoral ministry, which by its very nature is ecclesial, that the seminary should be experienced not as something external and superficial, or simply a place in which to live and study, but in an interior and profound way. It should be experienced as a community, a specifically ecclesial community.

St. John’s Seminary

Boston, Massachusetts

Saint John's Seminary was founded by Archbishop Williams to train priests for the Archdiocese of Boston and other dioceses of New England. Saint John's seminary opened its doors in May 1884, with room for 100 seminarians and was staffed by Sulpicians from Paris and Baltimore." Find more information at http://www.sjs.edu/

Our Lady Of Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Today the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence is a house of formation. The seminary serves candidates from the Diocese of Providence and other qualified candidates who are sponsored by other dioceses. Find more information at www.olpseminary.com

Religious Communities

For more information about the Religious Communities that serve the Diocese of Manchester visit our Religious Life page. 

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The Vatican

Vocation Ministry

Diocesan Priests