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These times have been difficult yet the incredible work of our faculty and staff enabled us to transition online and complete the semester.  We are working on plans to re-open in phases that will prioritize the safety of our students, employees, and visitors.  Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is ready to step forward in faith. Please watch our message of hope, produced by Joe Hilke, the father of one of our employees.

Your seminary turns out great priests!!

Jan BraunMary Queen of Heaven Parish, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love my ministry. The most satisfying aspect of it is being there for people when they are in need...

Sacred Heart prepared me well for this part of priesthood.

Rev. Richard Broussard, Diocese of Lafayette, LouisianaAlumnus

When I graduated from Sacred Heart, I was very well prepared for the responsibilities of priesthood.

Rev. Robert Guerra, Diocese of Victoria, TexasAlumnus

I learned so many valuable things that I use in my daily ministry.

John MondayAlumnus

The Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Canada, has sent a number of seminarians to Sacred Heart over the years and has been

very satisfied with the quality of education and formation available at Sacred Heart.

Most Rev. Richard GagnonArchbishop of Winnipeg

...I felt really welcome, I felt as a family, either with the parents and siblings of the Sacred Heart Community,

for which I especially appreciate to Fr. Yvon and Br. Duane...

Fr. Ronald Cerda MezaDiocese of Juigalpa (Nicaragua), English & Culture Studies

Your Seminary

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology prepares men of all ages and backgrounds for priesthood. Sacred Heart’s expertise ensures a rich, rewarding and efficient formation experience, while rigorously following the Program of Priestly Formation, 5th Edition. Approximately 30 bishops and religious superiors entrust their seminarians to Sacred Heart.

Vision Statement

Conform our world to the heart of Christ

Mission Statement

As a Roman Catholic seminary and school of theology, we form missionary disciples who evangelize, both globally and locally, minds and hearts with the life and light of Jesus Christ.


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Multicultural Mass
Celebrated by current and former ECS students
April 30, 2020
Check our video about what it is like to be a part of the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology community!
Thinking about the priesthood? Click HERE to go to our Vocations page.
What is your Powerful Question? The question that runs through your life, unites your gifts to your passion, serves as the lens through which you view your role in God’s plan?  Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Olesnavage, who founded the program and teaches at Sacred Heart.
Are you wondering how to heal this fractured world?  Watch this video from Dr. Russell, about our Master’s program Cor Unum. Visit our Cor Unum page by clicking here.

“Discovering Pope Francis”


The excitement is growing over the publication of our new book! Over 25 bishops have written to congratulate us on the release of this important work. To learn more or to purchase a copy of this book, click here.

Sacred Heart has now received official notification from the ATS Commission on Accrediting that we have been re-accredited for another ten year period!

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditor. Click here for details on accreditation.

See details for the institutional profile on the ATS web page here.

Sacred Heart seeks comments for our upcoming reaccreditation visit; click here