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The Blessed John XXIII Seminary community is committed to our founding mission: the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of candidates between 30 and 60 years of age. Our unique institution is the only American seminary for these mature candidates administered by diocesan priests. For more than four decades, candidates have been accepted from various professional backgrounds; such as law, medicine, business, teaching, sales, banking, social work and military service. The diversity of life experiences shared by these mature seminarians enriches both the Seminary community and their future ministries in the Church.

At Blessed John XXIII, seminarians are offered a balanced program of priestly formation in a healthy, happy and mature environment specifically suited for the adult learner. The curriculum of theological studies is designed to nurture what is central to our Catholic Faith and Tradition in an integrated human, spiritual and pastoral formation program. The expectation is that candidates applying for admission will have obtained an undergraduate degree and many enter the Seminary having already earned advanced degrees.

Candidates considering admission are sponsored by a diocese or religious order. Our current seminarians represent over thirty dioceses and two religious orders located throughout the United States and beyond. Since 1964, 124 dioceses and 20 religious orders have entrusted the formation of their candidates for priesthood to this Seminary. Almost 600 of our alumni serve throughout the world.

ATS Member Status: Accredited

558 South Avenue
Weston, MA 02493-2699

Phone: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057

William B. Palardy, Academic Dean Ph: 781-899-5500
Anthony W. Keaty, Academic Dean Ph: 781-899-5500

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 65 (65.0 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 7
Faculty Part-Time: 14

Approved Degrees: MDiv

Comprehensive distance education program: no

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