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Since 1601, San Jose Seminary has formed hundreds of Filipino priests for ministry in many different dioceses. Run by the Society of Jesus, San Jose Seminary gives its young formands intensive courses at the Jesuit-run Loyola School of Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University. The seminarians also receive spiritual formation in the Ignatian spirituality and counseling in as well as training in different kinds of pastoral work. seminary formation and school administration. San Jose Seminary also serves as a residential facility for young men undergoing formation for the priesthood. Over the years, San Jose alumni have been assigned to parishes and formation institutes across the country and around the world. Their training is such that they are also sought out as formators in other Filipino seminaries. Some are called to serve the Philippine Church hierarchy. At present, San Jose Seminary alumni include 7 bishops, 2 archbishops, and 3 of the 3 living cardinals of the Philippines namely Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.
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The reputation of San Jose Seminary stands tall among the major seminaries in the Philippines, attracting on the average over a hundred applicants each year. Because the five year program of studies is rigorous, fewer than 20 are accepted.

Currently there are 53 seminarians: 14 entering their first year and 4 completing their last.

It costs approximately Php 300, 000 a year to educate each seminarian.

That expensive? you ask.

Yes, we reply, because these young men will become parish priests in a Philippine church. Some will become rectors and professors of seminaries, diocesan and school administrators in various educational institutions. They are now faced with multiple and complex challenges. They will need solid grounding in theology and sound training in ministry.

The Board of Trustees estimates that San Jose will need, over the next three years, approximately 60M to support the current number of seminarians.

 Please help.

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San Jose Seminary
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Ateneo De Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City Metro Manila PH
About us:
San Jose Seminary is a Catholic formation institution for diocesan seminarians run by the Society of Jesus. It has been forming men of virtue, learning, spirit and service since 1601.