Blessing of the New Seminary and Acceptance of New Seminarians Conclude Canonical Visit in Indonesia

The new Rogationist Seminary in Ribang, Maumere, Indonesia was blessed on August 8, 2018 by Fr. Herman Abcede, Provincial of St. Matthew Province, at conclusion of his canonical visit to the Missionary Station. Moreover, during the same occasion, 11 new aspirants in the preparatory year (propaedeutic) were admitted for the School Year 2018-2019. 

Fr. Abcede was in Indonesia on August 3-11 to meet with the religious community, seminarians and lay collaborators. He also visited Fr. Edgar Dacaldacal in the island of Surabaya where he is currently recuperating at the hospital after a serious road accident.

The seminary building was finally completed after almost three years of construction, thanks to solidary of the many Rogationist communities and confreres all over the world who contributed funds for it. 

The seminarians will transfer to this new structure for the new School Year which starts in September. At the moment, there are 10 Indonesian Rogationists (1 priest, 1 deacon and 8 Religious students) and 45 Indonesian Rogationist seminarians.


Attachment: Message of the Superior General on the occasion of the blessing of the new Seminary.

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Before the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the blessing of the new seminary.
Admission of 11 new seminarians to the seminary preparatory year (SPY).
The seminarians at prayer in the chapel of the new building.
Fr. Herman Abcede cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Fr. Abcede blessing the different locales of the building.
The new seminary building in Ribang, Maumere.
The Rogationist emblem in the local language; engraved on the altar of the seminary chapel.