- 107 Students
- Private Institution Type
Under the guidance of newly appointed Archbishop Coleman Carroll, the Archdiocese of Miami set out to build a seminary on the outskirts of budding Miami over 50 years ago. In the papal document that established Miami as a diocese, Pope Pius XII issued just one specific directive: the founding of a minor seminary within the Diocese's territory.
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As one of the newer additions to St. John Vianney College Seminary, the Library and Administration Building sits near the front entrance of campus. A breezeway splits the building into two separate parts: to the south, the Administration wing; to the north, the Maytag Memorial Library.
Accessed by way of 87th Avenue, a larger-than-life statue of St. John Vianney greets visitors who enter the seminary campus. Beyond him, the reflection pond and St. Raphael Chapel combine to make a stunning view of the campus mall.
In conjuncture with St. Brendan High School, seminarians use the Thomas Dennehy gym for recreational activities, including basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball. Within the gym, a weight room features current equipment for exercise and fitness.