Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary

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The seminary building

The Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in Vilnius, Lithuania. It traces its history to an institution founded by Cardinal Jurgis Radvila in 1582. After being closed and reopened several times, it was re-established in 1993 by Juozas Bačkis, the archbishop of Vilnius, and moved to a new building in 1997.

The seminary prepares candidates for priesthood in the Vilnius Archdiocese and the dioceses of Panevėžys and Kaišiadorys. Over the course of the six-year program, candidates study philosophy, theology, sociology, church history and teachings, educational theory, singing, psychology, languages, art history, and rhetoric. Its graduates receive a baccalaureate from the Pontifical Lateran University.[1]


  1. ^ "Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary". Catholic Internet Service. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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Coordinates: 54°44′17″N 25°16′43″E / 54.73806°N 25.27861°E / 54.73806; 25.27861