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.


giving“Giving Tuesday” for Borromeo Seminary

To celebrate the great community of Catholics in Northeast Ohio, the Catholic Community Foundation is hosting the first-ever day of Catholic giving on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 also known as “Giving Tuesday,” a global day of giving. Secure tax-deductible donations to participating Catholic parishes, schools, Catholic Charities sites/programs, and other Catholic organizations affiliated with the Diocese of Cleveland will be accepted on weGiveCatholic.org during the 24 hour period. BORROMEO SEMINARY will be participating in this on-line campaign. Anyone can donate. The minimum donation is $10.

The Catholic Community Foundation knows that for Catholics, generosity and giving have a profound meaning. Compelled to action by our shared faith, #weGiveCathlolic is the Catholic Community Foundation’s gift to the community.















Borromeo College Seminarians in Formation to Serve

Please keep in prayer the 36 men who are studying and discerning priesthood and consecrated religious life this year at Borromeo Seminary.




















Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

Borromeo Seniors celebrated their Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 13, and commencement at John Carroll University on May 22, 2016.  We wish our seniors a blessed summer and Grace-filled start to their next journey!

Pictured above and below: Samuel Martinez, Luis Munguia, Ben Schweigert, Thomas Lydic, Alexander Spenik Gregory Boldin, Robert Johansen,  Evan Jamison and Alex Clark (Fr. Latcovich and Fr. Joyce joined the seniors for the John Carroll University graduation).



Borromeo Seminary Challenge Scholarship Golf Outing

Monday, June 27, 2016

StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights, OH. Proceeds benefit scholarship support for seminary students. For more information, contact the Vocation Office at (440) 943-7631


See the video for highlights from last year:

– 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 Lennon

Welcome from Bishop Lennon

Dear Friend in Christ,
After being appointed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, I must tell you how thrilled I was to learn that we have a college seminary program right here in our own diocese. Upon my first visit with the seminarians, I quoted the late John Paul II, in saying that I see the seminary as “the heart of the diocese.” I am happy to welcome you to Borromeo Seminary.

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Fr. Latcovich

Welcome from Fr. Latcovich

Welcome to Borromeo Seminary’s website!

For over fifty-eight years 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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