Holy Rosary Seminary

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Holy Rosary Seminary
Type Private
Location Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Campus Suburban

The Holy Rosary Seminary (Spanish: El Seminario del Santissimo Rosario) is the oldest Christian higher educational institute for the clergy in the Philippines established in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Camarines Sur in the early part of the 18th century. The Holy Rosary Seminary, a Roman Catholic seminary run by the Archdiocese of Caceres, has produced 22 bishops, including the first Filipino bishop, Jorge Barlin, and the first Filipino Cardinal to work in the Roman Curia, Jose Cardinal Sanchez. It has richly contributed as well to the national heritage through Jose Ma. Panganiban and Tomas Arejola and 7 of the 15 Bikol Martyrs.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • 22 bishops
  • Jorge Barlin - the first Filipino bishop
  • Jose Tomas Sanchez - the first Filipino cardinal to work in the Roman Curia
  • Jose Maria Panganiban - propagandist, avenger of Filipino Honor
  • 7 of the 15 Bikol Martyrs

National Historical Landmark[edit]

On January 29, 1988, the National Historical Institute declared the Holy Rosary Seminary as a National Historical Landmark.