ST. ALOYSIUS MINOR SEMINARY, Kesavadasapuram, Trivandrum

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The Church is fully aware that the desired renewal of the whole Church depends in great part upon the priestly ministry animated by the spirit of Christ and it solemnly affirms the critical importance of priestly training (OT). The hopes of the Church and the salvation of the souls are thus committed to this priestly formation.

As the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church grew considerably under the able leadership of His Grace Archbishop Mar Ivanios it had the objective of reuniting various Christian denominations. With the erection of the Hierarchy, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was totally endowed with this mission. But found it difficult to execute this mission due to the lack of sufficient priests and missionaries. With this view in mind, His Grace Archbishop Mar Ivanios decided to start a Minor Seminary for the Archdiocese of Trivandrum so that the Church could promote priestly vocation and form young men for priesthood in its proper ecclesial millieu. ..Readmore