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Welcome to Borromeo College 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.


Borromeo Seminary will resume formation and classes beginning on Friday, August 28. While we await guidelines from the State of Ohio to inform our plans, we welcome you back in the safest possible way that adheres to social and physical distancing requirements. Our focus remains on creating a healthy formational community, centered in Jesus Christ, that allows for a prayerful place of vocational discernment. As St. John Paul II stated in his encyclical Pastores dabo vobis, the seminary community is “the essential formational matrix for those preparing for ordained ministry, which itself ‘has radical communitarian form and can only be carried out as a collective work” (#17).

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On September 14, 2020, Bishop Edward Malesic will be installed as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland.  

Bishop Malesic has led the Diocese of Greensburg since July 2015. He holds a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. A native of Harrisburg, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1983 and a Master of Divinity degree in 1987 from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg by then-Bishop William H. Keeler on May 30, 1987.


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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Welcome from President-Rector Fr. Mark A Latcovich

– 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?