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Holy Rosary Major Seminary

The Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity College Seminary is owned and operated by the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a religious congregation of priests, sisters, and lay apostles, founded by Fr. James H. Flanagan on July 16, 1958 with a mission to work in areas of deepest apostolic needs. The priests' community saw the need to put up a seminary because of the growing numbers of seminarians who wanted to join the Society of our Lady. For two decades after the SOLT established a community in the Philippines, particularly in the Sacred Heart Parish, Cabasan, Bacacay, province of Albay, seminarians were being sent to different seminaries in the country for philosophical & theological studies. Between the year 1993-1994, there was an academic centralization. This time the Holy Rosary Seminaries in Naga City was chosen as the central seminary for the past 15 years.

As early as 2000, the community saw the need to really established a seminary which could cater particularly to the vision, mission and charism of SOLT as religious congregation. After many enduring efforts and patient waiting, the community was given the temporary permit (No.07-0, series of 2009) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to open and conduct the 1st Curriculum year of the course Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy, minor in Religious Education this school year 2009-2010. This is also the year wherein the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, declared this year to be the Year for Priests. What an apt affirmation of the community's dream to have a seminary!

The seminary is located in Sitio Langon, Brgy. Cararayan, Naga City. Twenty-two (22) seminarians served as pioneers with four priest-formators taking charge of the formation on full time basis. On July 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Bishop Jose Rojas, D.D, of the Diocese of Libmanan blessed the seminary and also celebrated a Holy Mass to close the 50th Jubillee celebration of the SOLT in the world.
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