The College and Theology Division seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary returned to campus to mark the start of the academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 20 beginning with registration and moving-in to the dorms.  This fall, over 40 new men will be entering seminary for the first time from approximately nine dioceses and religious orders, including approximately eight men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Opening week at the seminary includes campus tours, in which returning seminarians will pair with new seminarians and their families to tour the grounds and facilities.  In addition, during the first week, group activities such as day trips to Philadelphia and daily Mass are also planned.  Fall classes for the College and Theology Division of the seminary officially begin Thursday, Aug. 22.

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming young men for priestly service to the community for more than 180 years. This year, approximately 150 young men have answered God’s call to attend the seminary to be formed after the heart of Jesus Christ. Through the generosity of many, these seminarians are able to transform into the compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring leaders of the Catholic Church.

Click here to watch a video. (Photos and video by Sarah Webb)