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Welcome to Borromeo Seminary!

Borromeo Seminary is a house of formation serving the Diocese of Cleveland, Diocese of Youngstown, the Capuchin Franciscan Province of Saint Augustine, and the Blessed Sacrament Community.  It is located at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, Ohio.  Men who have been accepted into the Borromeo Seminary program live at the seminary and commute to John Carroll University as they work toward their undergraduate degree.


MADE FREE FOR FREEDOM                                  AQUINAS LECTURE | MARCH 15, 2020

Each year, Borromeo Seminary hosts the Aquinas Lecture in Philosophy, which addresses the perennial questions and especially those relevant for philosophy studies at the seminary. Recent speakers include Christopher Tollefsen, Michael Rota, Meghan Sullivan, Daniel Howard-Snyder, and Rev. Andrew Pinsent. Our most recent Aquinas Lecture was given by Christopher Tollefsen, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. He spoke about “The Sanctity of Life.”

We are looking forward to hosting Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. from the Thomistic Institute on March 15, 2020. His lecture is entitled, “Made Free for Freedom”.

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Support our seminarians in their formation to serve the Church.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
12:00 – 3:00PM
Executive Caterers – Landerhaven
For more information and tickets:  Bishop’s Seminary Brunch
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Come and See the goodness of seminary life during a weekend visit. The weekends begin on Friday evening and continue until community Mass and brunch on Sunday. Personal interaction with our seminarians, several presentations, time with the Lord Jesus in Eucharistic adoration, prayer and Mass with the seminary community, social time, free time to use the grounds or the gym, and an individual meeting with the vocation director all take place. This opportunity to experience the awesome Borromeo community is always enjoyable and prayerful.  Contact the Vocation Office for upcoming dates.

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– Check out the Philosophy Portraits in Borromeo’s classrooms

Meet the Borromeo Seminarians

– Read Fr. Damian Ference’s response to the question: Why a College Seminary?