Founded in 1959 by Archbishop Coleman Carroll, St. John Vianney College Seminary aims to form men for the diocesan priesthood by focusing on the four pillars of formation: human, spiritual, pastoral, and academic. In accordance with the cultural makeup of Southern Florida, the seminary bills itself as bilingual, allowing seminarians the opportunity to interact, pray, and socialize in both Spanish and English.
The Fifth Edition of the Program for Priestly Formation (approved by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops) directs the formation program of St. John Vianney College Seminary. As in the days of the first disciples, priestly formation takes place at the feet of the Lord as a journey of deep and continued conversion to Christ. St. John Vianney College Seminary guides men to learn His teachings, seek His wisdom, and pattern their hearts after His own.