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Mundelein Seminaries

Mundelein Seminary prepares candidates for the diocesan priesthood and provides full-time intellectual, spiritual, human and pastoral formation. The seminary’s program provides seminarians with a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, growth in prayer, celibate chastity and readiness for diocesan priestly life and ministry of priestly leadership.

Seminary life offers opportunities for continued discernment, particularly in the first years. It is normal for knowledge of ‘the ways of the Lord’ to increase as preparation for priesthood is undertaken.

Mundelein Seminary’s Daily Seminarian Schedule

7:15 a.m. – Community and Morning Prayer

7:40 a.m. – Mass

8:25 a.m. – Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – Class I

10:45 a.m. – Class II

12:05 p.m. – Lunch

1:10 p.m. – Class III

2:40 p.m. – Class IV

4:05 p.m. – Class V & Meetings

4:45 p.m. – Rosary

5:15 p.m. – Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m. – Dinner

6:30 p.m. – Prayer & Meetings

7:30 p.m. – Free Time

Undergraduate: St. John Vianney College Seminar

St. John Vianney College Seminary is the undergraduate seminary where the Archdiocese of Chicago sends our college seminarians.  Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the campus of St. Thomas University, St. John Vianney College Seminary forms young men in the human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral dimensions of formation and helps them to discern a potential call from God to the priesthood.  The formation program is founded upon the norms of Pastores Dabo Vobis, the Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II; The Program of Priestly Formation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and, most recently the Ratio Fundementalis from the Congregation for Clergy.

For more information on St. John Vianney College Seminary, feel free to visit there website here: semssp.org/vianney