St. Pius X Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa)

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St. Pius X Seminary
MottoPro Deo et Patria
Motto in English
For God and Country
Established1839 (1839)
FounderBishop Mathias Loras
Parent institution
Loras College
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque
ChancellorArchbishop Michael Jackels
RectorFr. David Schatz
Location, ,
United States

42°29′07″N 90°40′31″W / 42.4852°N 90.6754°W / 42.4852; -90.6754Coordinates: 42°29′07″N 90°40′31″W / 42.4852°N 90.6754°W / 42.4852; -90.6754

St. Pius X Seminary is associated with Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, and run under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The seminary prepares Minor (College) Seminarians for the priesthood, specifically preparing candidates for entrance into Major Seminary & Theological studies. Through Loras, the seminary provides full training in Philosophical studies, while giving students the necessary religious studies courses required for entrance into Major Seminary. Founded in 1839 by Bishop Mathias Loras as St. Raphael Seminary, the seminary has operated under various names and conditions at Loras College until adopting its present name in 1954. St. Pius X has prepared countless Seminarians across Iowa & surrounding states for the priesthood, counting over 30 Bishops as alumni. Currently, the seminary is housed at the Vianney House and serves Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Dubuque and the Diocese of Des Moines. The current rector of St. Pius X Seminary is Fr. David Schatz and the spiritual director is Fr. Tom McDermott.