Mission Saint Joseph's Seminary is a Roman Catholic center for formation in the Vincentian tradition.  Our principal goal is to inform and form women and men, youth and adults, laity and clergy, who share the charism of St. Vincent De Paul: to proclaim good news to the poor (Luke 4:16), in word and deed. -

This mission is accomplished by:

  • Strong Spiritual and Human Preparation
  • Practical Formation in the Vincentian Charism
  • Lay Leadership Training for a multi / intercultural setting

History in an exciting new collaboration with faithjustice ministries, St. Jospeh's conducts the work of formation with youth and adults, lay, religous and clergy. St. Joseph's is sponsored by the Vincentians -- the followers of St. Vincent de Paul.

Vincent was born in the village of Pouy, France, in 1581. Through the events of his life, he was finally led by divine providence to a firm determination to dedicate himself to the salvation of the poor. He soon learned he needed to invite and to train colaboratiors -- the first Vincentians, as well as the Daughtrers of Charity, which he cofounded with St. Louise de Marillac. This early foundation time gave birth also to the Ladies of Charity,and in the nineteenth century, to the Vincent De Paul Society. Their collaborative heirs came to the United States in the early nineteenth century and eventually here to St. Joe's in 1914, where men were prepared for the priesthood.