St. Joseph’s Seminary

img2 copy1200 Varnum Street, NE – Washington, D.C. 20017-2740

Main: 202-526-4231 – Fax: 202-526-7811

St. Joseph Seminary is located in the northeast section of our Nation’s Capital within blocks of the campus of the Catholic University of America (CUA) and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The main purpose of the seminary is for the formation of men for service to the Church, as Josephite Priests or Brothers. It includes Pre-Novitiate Formation, Josephite Brotherhood Formation, and Seminarian Formation for those in the Philosophy or Theology program for priesthood.

This building also serves as headquarters for the Josephite Pastoral Center, Josephite Archives and the Josephite Vocations Office.

Also, visiting small groups can utilize this facility for day-long meetings. Contact the Seminary Guest Master for fee structure and date availability.

Our Staff

Bishop John H. Ricard, S.S.J. – Rector

Reverend Joseph M. Doyle, S.S.J. – Spiritual Director

Reverend Cornelius K. Ejiogu, S.S.J. – Dean of Studies