|Affiliation||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York|
St. Joseph's Seminary and College, sometimes referred to as Dunwoodie after the Dunwoodie neighborhood of Yonkers, New York in which it is located, is the major seminary of the Archdiocese of New York. Its primary mission is to form men for the priesthood in the Catholic Church, whether in dioceses in the United States or abroad. The seminary also serves as the major seminary for the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, who study alongside the diocesan seminarians, but live off campus at a friary in Yonkers.
St. Joseph's Seminary holds a reputation as one of the more prestigious and theologically orthodox Roman Catholic seminaries in the United States. As both a college and seminary, it has been accredited both through Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), respectively. It offers the degrees of Master of Divinity and S.T.B. Those who maintain an acceptable grade point average and fulfill other academic requirements are eligible for a Master of Arts.
On April 4, 2019, the Seminary hosted the incorruptible heart relic of St. Jean Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. The relic was venerated by more than 2,000 people while it was at the seminary.
In addition to offering the degrees of M.Div., S.T.B., and M.A., the seminary, through its various chairs, hosts visiting scholars throughout the academic year. Seminarians are given the opportunity to take part in interreligious discussions with students of non-Catholic seminaries of the metropolitan area. Each spring, the seminary publishes The Dunwoodie Review. Previously published at least annually and bi-annually from 1961 until 1974, the journal has been annually published since 1990 as a student-managed theological journal.
The seminary's primary mission is to educate men studying for the priesthood. Besides four years of academic work, students are required to take part in charitable activities. Seminarians pray together three times a day, at Morning and Evening prayers and at Mass.
The seminary's main building serves many other archdiocesan functions. Pre-Cana conferences for those preparing for the sacrament of Matrimony are hosted monthly. On campus is one of the archdiocesan tribunals and the studio of ITV for schools. Throughout the year, both days of prayer and days of further education are scheduled for the clergy of the archdiocese.
Beginning in August 2012, St. Joseph's Seminary has been the major seminary for the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
- Edward R. Dyer, S.S. 1896-1902
- James F. Driscoll, S.S 1902-1909
- John P. Chidwick 1909-1922
- James T. McEntyre 1922-1930
- Arthur J. Scanlan 1931-1940
- John Michael Fearns 1940-1956
- Charles O'C. Sloane 1956-1958
- Francis Frederick Reh 1958-1962
- Thomas A. Donnellan 1962-1964
- Edwin B. Broderick 1964-1968
- Edward J. Montano 1968-1973
- Austin B. Vaughan 1973-1979
- John J. Mescall 1979-1982
- Edward M. Connors 1982-1985
- Edwin F. O'Brien 1985-1989
- Raymond T. Powers 1990-1994
- Edwin F. O'Brien 1994-1997 - Named Archbishop of Archdiocese of Military Services
- Francis J. McAree 1997-2001
- Peter G. Finn 2001-2007
- Gerald Thomas Walsh 2007–2012
- Peter Ignatius Vaccari 2012-2019
- James Massa 2020-Present
- Lorenzo Albacete
- Sara Butler, M.S.B.T. (2001-2009)
- Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P. (2004-2005)
- Francis P. Duffy
- Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.
- J. M. Lelen
- William Bartley Smith (1971-2009)
- Charles John Brown — Archbishop, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines (2020–present)
- Terence Cooke — Cardinal (from 1969), Archbishop of New York (1968-1983)
- Stan Fortuna — priest of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, musician
- Philip Joseph Furlong — Auxiliary Bishop of the United States Military Vicariate (1956-1971)
- William Lombardy — World Junior Chess Champion (1957), tutor to World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer, priest (1967-1980)
- Henry J. Mansell — Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut (2003-2013)
- Theodore Edgar McCarrick — Cardinal (2001-2018), Archbishop of Washington (2001-2006)
- Timothy A. McDonnell — Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts (2004-2014)
- James Francis McIntyre — Cardinal (from 1953), Archbishop of Los Angeles (1948-1970)
- John P. Meier — priest of New York, professor of Scripture at the University of Notre Dame
- John Joseph Mitty — Archbishop of San Francisco (1935-1961)
- Patrick Aloysius O'Boyle — Cardinal (from 1967), Archbishop of Washington (1947-1973)
- Edwin Frederick O'Brien — Cardinal (from 2012), Archbishop of Baltimore (2007–2011)
- Frank Pavone — priest (until December 2022), Director of Priests for Life, founder of Missionaries of the Gospel of Life
- Dennis Joseph Sullivan — Bishop of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey (2013–present)
- David Tracy — Catholic theologian, University of Chicago Divinity School professor (1969-2008)
- Michael Voris — layman, founder of RealCatholicTV and Church Militant.
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