Preparing Priests to Serve the Church Since 1888
The Pontifical College Josephinum was established more than 125 years ago to help prepare men for the priesthood. As a pontifical institution, the Josephinum serves dioceses and religious communities in the United States and the Church abroad. Although it has direct ties with the Holy See, the Josephinum is self-supporting and receives no financial support from Rome, nor is it dependent on any one diocese or religious community. The seminary is largely sustained by the generosity and prayerful support of loyal alumni and friends.
Since its founding in 1888, more than 1,900 Catholic priests have received their training at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Ordained alumni serve the People of God in 48 States and more than 20 foreign countries.
The Permanent Diaconate
Utilizing the advances of technology, the Josephinum's Distance Learning Program for the Diaconate offers continuing education opportunities to permanent deacons throughout North America and the world. Locally, the Josephinum offers courses to Deacon Inquirers, to assist them in fulfilling the prerequisites a candidate to the diocesan diaconate program must complete before he begins the aspirancy year.
Academic Dean is Author of "The Mystery of Marriage"
Hillenbrand Books has announced a new publication from Dr. Perry J. Cahall, Academic Dean for the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum. The Mystery of Marriage: A Theology of the Body and the Sacrament presents a complete explanation of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage. Incorporating the rich insights found in St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, as well as the rich theological tradition of the Church, The Mystery of Marriage delves into the theology of Marriage by examining the biblical, systematic, pastoral, and historical traditions which have shaped the Church’s understanding of this sacrament. Available May 15, 2016.