Welcome to Oblates of Saint Joseph Minor Seminary
The Home of the OSJ Minor Seminarians!
The Oblates of St. Joseph Minor Seminary, formerly known as St. Joseph Mission Institute, was built in 1951 by Italian missionaries belonging to the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph. Located beside the Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Joseph the Patriarch, San Jose, Batangas, the Oblates of St. Joseph Minor Seminary used to house the high school and college seminarians of the congregation.
After more than two decades of existence, due to scarcity of vocation and difficult times, the high school department was closed. The college seminarians, nonetheless, remained and continued their studies in the diocesan seminary.
In the late seventies, a group of young boys, mostly elementary students who serve during the mass, called the Marello’s Altar Knights was organized in all parishes under the administration of the Oblates of St. Joseph. This group has become a fertile ground for young boys to stir their interest in pursuing vocation to the priesthood. Consequently, a great number of possible applicants coming from the said organization became evident so that the congregation deemed it wise to reopen the High School department. It was also providential that the college seminarians who were once residing in the same building have moved much earlier to their new home in Marawoy, Lipa City.
Hence, in 1984, the former St. Joseph Mission Institute was revived with new vigor and a new name, the Oblates of St. Joseph Minor Seminary.
Today, the OSJ Minor Seminary is the home of Junior High School and Senior High School Seminarians who are formed in the five Christian and Human aspects - Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Social, and Emotional.
OSJ Minor Seminary Updates!
We would like our Seminarians, Families, Friends, Benefactors and Cooperators to be always updated with us!
Check out the section below for updates on our recent activities, events, programs, and developments. We also have the necessary information on our response to the challenge of the Covid 19 pandemic especially our Seminary Formation at Home Program. For those who are interested to enter the OSJ Minor Seminary, you may look at our admission process and we will answer all your questions on all our social media and communication pages. You may also view the schedule of our online daily spiritual and liturgical activities and visit our official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/osjminorseminary.
Oblates of Saint Joseph Minor Seminary Formation at Home Program
The pandemic will not stop us from providing Christian and Human Formation to our seminarians!
The crisis of the Covid 19 pandemic challenges us to take seminary formation on a different road but looking forward to one and exact same goal, that is to provide human and Christian formation to our dear seminarians. Thus, the program has two primary objectives: 1. Provide guidelines for the Formation of the OSJ Minor Seminarians at their homes. 2. Formulate the Flexible Academic System for E-learning or Online classes.
Admission Process for Aspirants to the Seminary
Answer the call of God now and be an OSJ Minor Seminarian!
We believe that everyone is called by God to be his disciple. If you hear the call of God to be a seminarian and hopefully become a religious priest or brother of the OSJ, here are the directions that you have to follow. We also have here the list of the requirements for applicants and the contact numbers in case you need more information about the process of admission.
Daily Online Spiritual and Liturgical Schedule
We invite everyone to come and pray with us everyday through our Facebook live stream!
Inside the seminary, we follow a daily schedule of prayers and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Due to the pandemic, we decided to have all our spiritual and liturgical activities online on our Facebook page via Facebook Livestreaming. Check our our schedule and contact us for mass and prayer intentions.
"Once our goal is set, keep looking at it always, even if the world should fall apart."
St. Joseph Marello