St. Joseph Seminary (Edmonton)

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Saint Joseph Seminary
Motto Exiit Qui Seminat
Motto in English
The Sower Went Out
Established 1927
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rector Rev. Stephen Hero
Location , ,
53°32′19″N 113°27′28″W / 53.538696°N 113.457865°W / 53.538696; -113.457865Coordinates: 53°32′19″N 113°27′28″W / 53.538696°N 113.457865°W / 53.538696; -113.457865
Affiliations Newman Theological College

St. Joseph Seminary is a Roman Catholic Seminary located in Edmonton, Alberta.


The Seminary opened 1927 under the episcopacy of Archbishop Henry Joseph O'Leary for the training and formation of diocesan priests in what had previously been a Seminary in Downtown Edmonton run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.[1] The Seminary moved from downtown Edmonton to St. Albert Trail near St. Albert in 1957.[1] In light of the Second Vatican Council, Newman Theological College was set up in 1969 as a degree-granting institution within the same building and began accepting lay students and students from other denominations, while the seminary continued to be used for the formation of Catholic clergy.[1][2] Since its inception, Newman Theological College has granted all degrees for St. Joseph Seminary students; the seminary itself does not grant any degrees. In 2007, the province bought the seminary's land in order to build Anthony Henday Drive, requiring the seminary to vacate in June 2009.[3] In the 2010, the seminary, along with Newman, moved to new and separate facilities at the intersection of 98 Avenue and 84 Street near the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley.[2][4]

In 1990, Archbishop Joseph McNeil invited the Society of Saint-Sulpice to take charge of the formation of seminarians.[1]

Recent Rectors of St. Joseph Seminary

Current Formation Team at the Seminary

  • Rev. Stephen Hero (Rector)
  • Rev. Shayne Craig, pss
  • Rev. Augusto Garcia, pss
  • Rev. Sylvain Casavant, pss
  • Rev. Robert Gauthier, pss
  • Rev. Myles Gaffney
  • Rev. John Kohler


  1. ^ a b c d St. Joseph Seminary has undergone many transitions
  2. ^ a b Catholics rejoice as college, seminary ready to open doors
  3. ^ Seminary History Archived 2013-12-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Moving takes its toll

External links

  • St. Joseph Seminary
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