Rorate Caeli

Paulist seminary for sale

The Paulist Fathers were the first order of priests founded in North America, started by Redemptorist missionary converts, including Father Isaac Thomas Hecker, in New York in 1858.  On the Paulists' website, the history page states: "Hecker had come to believe that Protestant America, if approached in the right manner would become Roman Catholic."

Over the years, Paulists would focus on the conversion of Protestants to the Catholic Church, expanding from New York to college campuses and downtown centers around the U.S. and Canada. In 1914, Saint Paul's College in Washington, D.C., was established for Paulist seminarians. In 1922, Pope Benedict XV gave the Paulists (aka the Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle, or the Congregation of Saint Paul) the church of Santa Susanna in Rome.

Following the Second Vatican Council, the Paulist Fathers and the order's Paulist Press shifted their focus toward "ecumenical and interfaith efforts" and "Jewish-Christian dialogue." In recent decades, Paulists have identified with the far left.

One-hundred years after the founding of the seminary, a real estate website lists it for sale.

The Paulists prefer to sell the land and improvements to one entity. However, a sale of just the improved college with approximately 4 acres of land would be considered.
Ideally designed for college, dormitories, nonprofit organizations, museums, private club or chancery use.