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Bishop White Seminary

Forming Faithful Men to Serve as Priests in the Pacific Northwest

Formation in the Heart of Christ

Bishop White Seminary forms solid, balanced Catholic men who are well-prepared to continue their priestly formation in major theology.

Growth in Prayer and Virtue

Robust Spiritual Formation develops the foundation of a healthy, balanced spirituality suitable to diocesan priestly life.

Discern Your Vocation

Is Jesus calling you to serve Him as a Catholic priest? We’ll help you prayerfully discern your vocation.

Meet Our Seminarians

Bishop White is home to 26 men from 9 (arch)dioceses in 5 states.

Forming Faithful Priests in the Western US

Bishop White Seminary has provided human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation for hundreds of seminarians in the dioceses of the Western United States.

We provide initial formation for men discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood, foster the continuing education of the clergy, and help generate a culture of discernment in the Diocese of Spokane.

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Seminary News & Blog

Bishop Daly Makes New Appointments at Bishop White Seminary & Cor Christi

As Bishop of Spokane, my top priority is to form holy priests who will be strong spiritual leaders in our parishes. Established by my predecessor, Bishop Bernard Topel, Bishop White Seminary has been instrumental in the integral, initial formation of young men...

Living in the Heart of Christ

McGivney Hall Will Be a Home for Young Catholic Men Throughout the Northwest as They Discern the Priesthood The Built on Rock Campaign to remodel McGivney Hall, the new building that will house young men discerning the priesthood, has raised about one-third of the...

A New Beginning: Bishop White Seminary expands to McGivney Hall

A Change in Seminary Formation In 2016, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy provided new guidelines and norms for the priestly formation process throughout the world. These norms call for an additional period of formation at the very beginning of a man’s journey...

Spokane is a leader in responding to new Vatican seminary requirements

A seismic change is coming to Catholic seminaries that will affect every diocese in the world—and the Diocese of Spokane is among the first to respond. Men who feel called to the priesthood—even those who have been fully vetted by their bishops—will not be starting...

New Building Purchased for Propaedeutic Program

A new building has been purchased nearby Bishop White Seminary in anticipation of the Vatican's new requirement of a "Propaedeutic Phase" of formation. The new building, called McGivney Hall, will be renovated to house men who have been accepted as seminarians, but...

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