Mission and Purpose

Borromeo Seminary, the college seminary in the Diocese of Cleveland, is a community in which men discern the call to and are formed for diocesan priesthood or religious life through the integration of human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation.


Welcome to Borromeo Seminary!

The theme for the 2018-2019 Formation Year is Momento Mori (Remember that you have to die).  As seminarians in discernment for the Roman Catholic priesthood and consecrated religious life, we are reminded each day to die to self so that we may rise with Christ.  Pray with us that this formation year will transform us more deeply into Christ’s disciples.



Support our seminarians in their formation to serve the Diocese and the Church.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
12:00 – 3:00PM
Executive Caterers – Landerhaven
For more information and tickets:  Bishop’s Seminary Brunch
Seminary Brunch Details



Duc in Altum: A Come and See Weekend experience at Borromeo Seminary

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.



– 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?

Bishop Nelson Perez

Welcome from Bishop Nelson Perez

On September 5, 2017, Bishop Nelson Perez was installed as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland.  A kind, joyous, and hard-working person, Bishop Perez enriches those ministries and people entrusted to his care.   Rooted in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel”, Bishop Perez’s pastoral vision can be summarized as: “Church on Mission: Proactive, Involved, Supportive, Fruitful, and Joyful”
(The Joy of the Gospel, # 24, Pope Francis)

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Fr. Mark Latcovich

Welcome from Fr. Mark Latcovich

Welcome to Borromeo Seminary’s website!

Borromeo Seminary has had a rich tradition and place within the Diocese of Cleveland. Our primary mission is and has always been to help men to discern their call to priestly service.

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