Saint Paul Seminary

Strength and numbers: Saint Paul Seminary sees unprecedented growth

December 9, 2021
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“There’s so much brokenness in the world today. We need joyful, Catholic leaders to be present in the world.” – Rector Father Joseph Taphorn

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Seminary life, leadership through crisis have prepared Saint Paul Seminary alum Cozzens for next role as bishop

December 6, 2021
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“I’m a person who loves adventures,” Cozzens said. “To me, this is a great, new adventure … for the sake of the Gospel.”

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16 seminarians take next step toward priesthood as acolytes

November 22, 2021
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Bishop William Joensen of the Diocese of Des Moines recently celebrated the installation of 16 acolytes at The Saint Paul Seminary.

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A video message from Archbishop Hebda regarding The Saint Paul Seminary

November 10, 2021
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While the problems of this age are no secret, the answers can be found via strong leadership formed in a seminary setting.

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‘A new Pentecost’: Saint Paul Seminary introduces inaugural propaedeutic year for men discerning priesthood

November 9, 2021
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The propaedeutic year is a year of discernment for men who feel called to the priesthood before they enter the rigorous studies of major seminary formation.

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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: How is a seminary run?

November 5, 2021
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Saint Paul Seminary Rector Fr. Joseph Taphorn explains what goes on behind the scenes at the seminary.

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SPS seminarian Mike Selenski goes ‘all in’ while preparing for priesthood

November 4, 2021
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Even an introductory conversation with Selenski reveals that just about everything about him is big.

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Seminaries of Saint Paul to launch new podcast Friday, Nov. 5

October 28, 2021
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New episodes will drop each month on the first Friday of the month.

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Photo Gallery from the 16th Annual Rector’s Dinner

October 28, 2021
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On Tuesday, October 19, friends of the Saint Paul Seminary gathered to celebrate the important work of forming Joyful Catholic Leaders for the future of our Church.

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Rector, seminarians and alums compete in Twin Cities Marathon

October 4, 2021
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Saint Paul Seminary Rector Father Joseph Taphorn ran alongside two men currently discerning priesthood and three more SPS alums who now serve as parish priests in the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese.

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