minor seminary

Main Chapel, Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary
EDSA corner Bernardino, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati

In Catholicism, a seminary is an institution of learning of sorts for aspiring priests. Minor seminaries are institutions for young men who have, as early as high school level, already decided to become priests. Although some minor seminarians decide not to pursue priesthood after minor seminary, the Catholic Church nonetheless have kept these institutions to continue nourishing the vocations of the youth. Before 1955, the Archdiocese of Manila’s Minor Seminary is not considered as a separate entity.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary has been established since then and although now a few blocks away from its sister major seminary, San Carlos Seminary, it is still part of a bigger seminary complex occupying areas along EDSA in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City. The Belgian CICM handled the administration of OLGMS until it was handed to the Diocesan Clergy in 1970. Since then 8 Filipino priests have assumed the role of Rector, which acts as the seminary head. The last 4 of them, Msgr. Mejino, Msgr. Odiver and Reverend Fathers Agustin and Garcia are all graduates of OLGMS.

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4 thoughts on “minor seminary

  1. Msgr. Dennis Odiver, Fr. Rolando Agustin, and the incumbent rector, Fr. Emerico Garcia are alumni of OLGMS.

    Msgr. Jovito Mejino studied high school at Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish School (Pasay).

    Nice shoot of the facade.

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