St. Patrick’s Seminary forms men for the priesthood after the model of Jesus Christ – teacher, priest, and shepherd.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values flow from the four dimensions of priestly formation and our Mission Statement, which presents Jesus Christ as Priest, Teacher, and Shepherd. Thus, of the seven values, the first is overarching, integrating all the values, and then of the remaining six, two correspond to each of these three Christological dimensions.  These values are being integrated throughout the institution, not only linking our Mission Statement with the Program Learning Outcomes but also more broadly with the spiritual and human formation dimensions.


Teaching, watching over, and guiding the people of God


Living in faithfulness to Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium


Conforming to the person of Christ


Pursuing Truth through a deep immersion in the Tradition


Witnessing to the Gospel for the salvation of all


Embracing hardship and welcoming the Cross of Christ


Seeking out the lost and suffering

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St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
320 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park CA 94025 
(650) 325-5621