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After graduation from SJV's Junior College, seminarians would have continued to St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in Boynton Beach.   In the days that SJV was a Junior College, SJV was known as the "Minor Seminary" and SVDP was the "Major Seminary".  


    St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, was opened in 1963 by the Vincentian Fathers at the invitation of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Coleman F. Carroll, D.D., the first Bishop of Miami. On July 1, 1971, the Vincentian Fathers withdrew from the seminary, and its operation continued under the direction of the Archdiocese of Miami until September 1981. At that time the seminary received confirmation from Rome for regional status, with ownership and operation under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Miami and Dioceses of Pensacola/ Tallahassee, St. Augustine, and St. Petersburg. In October 1984, the Diocese of Palm Beach and Venice were formed, and joined the corporation which owns the seminary. In 1991, the Diocese of Orlando became a non-owning member of the seminary corporation. In 1998, it became an owning member and thus united the province of Florida in the formation of its future priests.   [source:  SVDP web site]


I haven't found a similar alumni web site for St. Vincent de Paul yet.  If you know of one, please let me know.  

revised 07/29/2008