Our seminaries

The purpose of the Society of St. Pius X is “the priesthood and all that pertains to it, and nothing but what concerns it” (Statutes). This includes all the works necessary for the formation of candidates to the priesthood, which takes place in our international seminaries.


During six years of intense liturgical life, philosophical, theological, and pastoral studies, community life, and spiritual direction, the future priests advance towards the altar and prepare themselves for a lifetime apostolate at the service of the Church and the souls.

Seminary overview

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

    Rector: Father Yves le Roux

    Dillwyn, Virginia U.S.A. 

    It welcomes seminarians for studies in the English language and has a Brothers novitiate.

  • Holy Cross Seminary

    Rector: Father Daniel Themann

    Goulburn, Australia

    It accommodates English-speaking seminarians from Asia, Oceania and Africa, houses a novitiate of brothers.

  • O. L. Co-Redemptrix Seminary

    Rector: Father Jean de Lassus

    La Reja (Buenos Aires), Argentina

    It accommodates Spanish-speaking seminarians and houses a novitiate for brothers.

  • Saint Pius X Seminary

    Rector: Father Bernard de Lacoste-Lareymondie

    Ecône (Valais), Switzerland

    It accommodates French-speaking seminarians for their studies of philosophy and theology.

  • Holy Cure of Ars Seminary

    Rector: Abbé Patrick Troadec

    Flavigny sur Ozerain, France

    It accommodates seminarians during their first year of spirituality and houses a novitiate of brothers.

  • Sacred Heart Seminary

    Rector: Father Franz Schmidberger

    Zaitzkofen (Bavaria), Germany

    It accommodates German-speaking seminarians and houses a novitiate for brothers.