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Saint John Vianney College Seminary

 The fundamental purpose of St. John Vianney College Seminary is to provide undergraduate education and formation for those students whose stated objective is to discern a call to serve the Catholic Church as priests.

Bachelor's programmes



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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Library services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

 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.

South Miami, Florida, United States