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Philadelphia Will Retain Its College-Seminary

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – A Philadelphia archdiocesan task force appointed to analyze the viability of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s college division has unanimously recommended that the division remain open.

The panel also called for a strategic plan to be implemented over the next three to five years to provide a vibrant, sustainable house of formation and education for future generations of seminary students.

St. Charles Seminary has two residential divisions on opposite sides of its campus in the Philadelphia suburb of Wynnewood: the college division, which houses undergraduate seminarians; and the theology division, which houses the postgraduate theology seminarians.

The huge college division building, opened in 1928, will be closed, and the seminary will be consolidated in the buildings that now house the theology division.