Seminario de San Jose

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Seminario de San Jose is the diocesan seminary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa in the province of Palawan. The idea of putting a minor and college seminary was started by a Recollect friar, Leandro Nieto, the then Prefect Apostolic in 1937. He realized the difficulties of sending seminarians from the then Apostolic Prefecture of Palawan due to its distance from Metro Manila and other ecclesiastical jurisdictions such as Cebu City, Iloilo City or Lipa City. The main thrust of the seminary is, of course, to train future secular priests for a jurisdiction so large like Palawan.

Seminario de San Jose now stands in a very attractive compound in Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City (9°46′13″N 118°44′12″E / 9.7702°N 118.7367°E / 9.7702; 118.7367Coordinates: 9°46′13″N 118°44′12″E / 9.7702°N 118.7367°E / 9.7702; 118.7367). From its humble beginnings of a small seminary from a far-flung mission area of Palawan, started with Augustinian Recollects administrators, it is now fully under the diocesan clergy.

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