November 20, 2017

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to Host 30th Annual Christmas Concert and Open House

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary welcomes all to attend an Open House followed by an evening of religious music and prayer during this year’s Advent season at the 30th annual Christmas Concert. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Open House)
4:00 p.m. (Concert)
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096 (Montgomery County)

Future priests will guide tours through this historic Catholic landmark where visitors can view artwork treasures from the Seminary’s collection, Papal artifacts from Pope Francis’ visit in 2015, explore the daily life of seminarians and learn about educational programs open to the general public. Tours last one hour and begin at 1:00 p.m. The final tour starts at 3:00 p.m. 

Christmas crèches will be on display before the concert in the Ryan Memorial Library featuring dozens of Nativity scenes from around the world. In addition, Papal artifacts from the 2015 Philadelphia Apostolic visit will be on display. The concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Saint Martin of Tours Chapel and will feature the musicians and choir of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Both events are free and open to the public. Parking is available on the Seminary campus.  A free will offering will be collected at intermission for the Sisters of Life at Saint Malachy Parish.

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Editor’s Note: Founded in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for more than 180 years.  In August 2017, the seminary reported an overall enrollment of 167 seminarians, an 11% increase over the spring 2017 enrollment and the largest overall enrollment since 2004. Of the 43 new seminarians including one student priest, 11 are seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. With the generosity of many, these young seminarians are able to successfully transform into the compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring leaders of tomorrow’s Church.  For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please call 610-667-3394 or visit


Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications
215-587-3747 (office)