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Friday, July 8, 2011

SOLT Seminary of Asia Kicks Off Another School Year


Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Minor Seminary in Naga City, Philippines started another school year with the celebration of the Holy Spirit Mass on June 12th.  The former rector, now the Regional Priest Servant of the Asia-Pacific Region, Fr Roger Abalon, SOLT, was the main celebrant.  Click here to read more about this event.


The seminary, which offers SOLT seminarians a Bachelor's Degree course in Philosophy to prepare for the sacred priesthood, formally launched its first year in 2009.  Archbishop Leonardo Legazpi of Naga City and Bishop Jose Rojas, of Libmanan diocese have taken a lively interest in helping the seminary achieve a temporary licensure by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) in the Philippines, also in advising the ongoing development of their curriculum, and the building up of their faculty.  It is a sign of the vitality of the local Church when religious communities found new seminaries to train missionaries to serve in areas of need.


This year Fr Rogelio Barcelona, SOLT, is the new rector.  "Fr Bars" has served formerly as the Regional Priest Servant, the Novice Servant, and has served in various foreign missions, so he comes with a lot of experience that will undoubtedly aid him in forming future priests of the Church.

Click here to find out more about helping form future missionary priests of the Church.