St. Joseph's Seminary (Callicoon, New York)

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St. Joseph's Seminary
St Joseph's Seminary, Callicoon, NY.JPG
St. Joseph's Seminary (Callicoon, New York) is located in New York
St. Joseph's Seminary (Callicoon, New York)
Location Seminary Rd. W side, Callicoon, New York
Coordinates 41°46′12″N 75°3′29″W / 41.77000°N 75.05806°W / 41.77000; -75.05806Coordinates: 41°46′12″N 75°3′29″W / 41.77000°N 75.05806°W / 41.77000; -75.05806
Built 1904
Architect Comes, Perry & McMullen
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body U.S. Department of Labor
MPS Upper Delaware Valley, New York and Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference #

93000582

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Added to NRHP July 8, 1993

St. Joseph's Seraphic Seminary is a former Roman Catholic seminary in Callicoon, New York, located on the west side of Seminary Road in that town. A Romanesque part of the seminary was built in 1904. A historic district including church and agricultural buildings was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1][2]

St. Joseph's was a minor seminary of the Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), the original Franciscan order of priests and brothers founded by St. Francis of Assisi. The Holy Name province covered the eastern U.S. states from Maine to Florida. Students entered St. Joseph's in the 9th grade and remained until the completion of two years of college. The curriculum was classical, with Greek and Latin as core subjects. Upon completion of the six-year program at Callicoon, the seminarians would advance to other venues to continue their study for the Roman Catholic priesthood. Universities operated by the Franciscans of the Holy Name Province included St. Bonaventure University and Siena College.

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