The seminary began because Venerable Leo John Dehon, a French priest and the founder of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, valued education, had a passion for the priesthood, and was committed to social justice. Between 1910, when Fr. Dehon first visited the United States, and 1932 a dedicated band of men filled with vision and courage laid the foundation.
Sacred Heart offers an accredited Master of Arts Program open to laity, a robust ESL program serving religious communities and dioceses around the world, and other programs and educational opportunities.
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The Leo Dehon Library houses a comprehensive theological and scriptural collection of over 100,000 volumes in a light, inviting space. The collection has special strengths in the areas of church history, social justice, Mozarabic liturgy, and canon law, and is enhanced by extensive holdings in philosophy, psychology, and the arts.
Sacred Heart offers an accredited Master of Arts Program open to laity, a robust English and Culture Studies program serving religious communities and dioceses around the world, as well as other programs and educational opportunities. Seminarians who do not have a bachelor’s degree enroll in our Pre-Theology Program, while earning credits through an accredited institution.
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