The Saint Anthony's Seminary Archive is a community project created and maintained by the Saint Anthony's Seminary Alumni Association. Saint Anthony's was a minor seminary in Santa Barbara, California, that was operated by the Franciscan Friars from 1896 to 1987. The philosophy of the school was rooted in the compassionate spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi. These values not only animated the school but also inspired the community at large.

This website was created to display the history of Saint Anthony's Seminary as well as allow alumni to share their collective memories of the school. Please be patient as this entire project is an ongoing work in progress.

Pictorial History

Dick D. and Steve R. have done a wonderful job compiling a fascinating collection of images that span the seminary’s entire 90 plus years of history. The timeline not only offers us a glimpse into the past of Saint Anthony’s but also the culture and era from as early as 1896.

Click here to view the Timeline

Memories of Saint Anthony's Seminary

We are adding a new area to the website titled "Memories" and we're actively seeking stories of student life at St. Anthony's Seminary. If you have an interesting memory to share submit it on this page and you may find it up on this site for all to enjoy.