The Michigan Days
St Joseph's was founded in Armada, Michigan in 1974 as the first SSPX Seminary in the United States. Five years later the seminary was moved to Ridgefield CT, and the property was turned into a convent for the SSPX Sisters. In 1990 due to a lack of catholic schools, Father Novak opened a K-12 grade school which replaced the convent. A few years later in 1994 the school added a boys boarding school. In 2005 with growing classes and the need for a larger facility, Fr. Novak entrusted the search of a new property to Father Michael Mc Mahon. After finding and purchasing the La Salette Father's Seminary in Olivet Illinois, the students and some faculty of the St Joe's made the move to Illinois and La Salette Academy was established.
- Written by Sebastian Cook Class of 2025
Photos From the Past
A selection of archival photos taken from St Joseph Academy's yearbooks