About us

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The Holy Spirit Seminary is a community and an educational institution that was founded by the Roman Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea in Kap on 1 March 1963. In January 1968 the seminary was transferred to Bomana, 12 kilometres from the capital of the country, Port Moresby.

The purpose of the Holy Spirit Seminary is the education, formation, and preparation of young men from all dioceses of Papua New Guinea for the Roman Catholic Priesthood. According to the teachings of the Catholic Church, there are four aspects of the formation: human, spiritual, pastoral and intellectual. The intellectual education is divided into two aspects: philosophy and religious study, and theological study.

The seminarians are under the authority of the rector (nominated by the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples) and formators, his collaborators. The seminary is supervised by a Governing Council: the chairperson – Abp. Sir John Card. Ribat MSC, Bp. Don Lippert OFM Cap., Bp. Rolando Santos CM, Fr. Peter Chanel Silong, Fr. Joseph Vnuk OP, Fr. Jacek Tendej CM.

Formation

Fr. Jacek Tendej CM
Rector

Fr. Solomon Akaya
Vice-rector for Student Affairs

Fr. Peter Silong
Vice-rector for Pastoral Affairs

Fr. Marceliano Oabel CM
Spiritual Director

The seminary is an institution and a community whose purpose is to help in the formation and self-formation of the young men who experience and discover the call of God to follow Jesus as his apostles in today’s world. This practice is occurring in four dimensions – human, spiritual, pastoral and intellectual – during the different events of the daily, weekly,
and monthly schedule as:

Holy Eucharist with homily ★ Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours morning, evening, and night prayer ★ Sunday Benediction with reflection by seminarians of the last year ★ Meditation ★ Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ★ Other forms of devotion: Rosary, Station of Cross, Eucharistic procession in the Solemnity of Corpus Christi etc. ★ Private prayer ★ Annual retreat and monthly recollection days ★ Weekly formation conferences lead by the rector, vice-rector, spiritual director, or pastoral director ★ Religious, philosophical and theological study at the Catholic Theological Institute ★ Monthly meetings with the specialists of different disciplines ★ Monthly seminary community meetings ★ Spiritual direction ★ Individual talks ★ Pastoral activity ★ Bible group sharing ★ Preparation of the liturgy ★ Private study ★ Sports and physical work ★ Recreation, visiting of interesting places and institutions, watching TV.

All these activities have one goal – to prepare good, responsible, committed priests, followers of Jesus Christ (alter Christus) for the Church, especially for the Church in Papua New Guinea.

Fr. Jacek Tendej CM
Rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary


DOCUMENTS

RATIO NATIONALIS FORMATIONIS
THE GIFT OF THE PRIESTLY VOCATION
SPIRITUALITY OF THE DIOCESAN PRESBYTER
VALUE-BASED FORMATION PROGRAM
CALENDAR
DAILY SCHEDULE
AREAS OF RESPONSABILITY
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULES

Seminarians

Dominic DOTTIE – PH1
(diocese Alotau)
My Vocation Story

Leisieta ISAIAH – TH3
(diocese Alotau)
My Vocation Story

Victor KALI – PH1
(CSMA)*
My Vocation Story

Steven PUP – TH2
(CSMA)
My Vocation Story

John WAI – TH3
(CSMA)
My Vocation Story

Philip PIRIMIN – PH1
(diocese Kavieng)
My Vocation Story

Bernard TOHIAN – PH2
(diocese Kavieng)
My Vocation Story

Luke TANGTANGSIARO – TH4
(diocese Kavieng)
My Vocation Story

Joseph ARIA – TH1
(diocese Kimbe)
My Vocation Story

Benedict POLEI – TH2
(diocese Kimbe)
My Vocation Story

William BAI – TH2
(diocese Kimbe)
My Vocation Story

Caspar VALU – TH3
(diocese Kimbe)
My Vocation Story

Alphonse PENGA – TH4
(diocese Kimbe)
My Vocation Story

Hans GENDE – TH2
(diocese Kundiawa)
My Vocation Story

Joseph KUN – TH2
(diocese Kundiawa)
My Vocation Story

Joseph PALME – TH2
(diocese Kundiawa)
My Vocation Story

Samuel NOGLAI – TH2
(diocese Kundiawa)
My Vocation Story

Thomas WITNE – TH2
(diocese Kundiawa)
My Vocation Story

Martin MAKA – TH3
(diocese Lae)
My Vocation Story

Jeffrey OSSOM – PH2
(diocese Madang)
My Vocation Story

Christopher WAPI ABMA – TH1
(diocese Madang)
My Vocation Story

George KALAWA – TH2
(diocese Madang)
My Vocation Story

Paul LEME – TH2
(diocese Mendi)
My Vocation Story

Jacob TUMUN – PH2
(diocese Mt. Hagen)
My Vocation Story

Mark BERRY – TH2
(diocese Mt. Hagen)
My Vocation Story

Neville UNEA – PH1
(diocese Port Moresby)
My Vocation Story

Philip OPEAE – PH2
(diocese Port Moresby)
My Vocation Story

Matthew TIMBALU – TH1
(diocese Port Moresby)
My Vocation Story

Raphael GOBI – TH1
(diocese Port Moresby)
My Vocation Story

Ephraim KEH – PH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Ignatius LONGEWANA – PH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Manuel TOPITE – PH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Philemon LAMUNAI – PH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Rudolf PAMAT – PH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Stanton LATOMENE – PH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Gabrial KETERE – PH2
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Gregory LAVUT – PH2
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Henry TADE – PH2
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Jack PAIAU – PH2
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Philip TOTONE – PH2
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Dickson KEWES – TH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Hirinius KATAPUA – TH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Jack KESKALA (JNR) – TH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Mathew GONA – TH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Richard BOSCO – TH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Russel BATERI – TH1
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Francis TINA – TH2
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Jeffrey PENSOKSOK – TH4
(diocese Rabaul)
My Vocation Story

Freddy SEPIK – TH3
(diocese Wabag)
My Vocation Story

Luke TANDA – TH3
(diocese Wabag)
My Vocation Story

Bernard SAKA – TH4
(diocese Wabag)
My Vocation Story

Robert WAIEK – TH3
(diocese Wewak)
My Vocation Story

Adrian MEUKA – TH4
(diocese Wewak)
My Vocation Story

CSMA – Latin: Congregatio Sancti Michaelis Archangeli.

Contact

Holy Spirit Seminary
P.O. Box 1717
Boroko NCD
Port Moresby

phone: +675/328 1025
e-mail: hssbomana@gmail.com
rector’s mobile: +675/708 79 939
rector’s email: tendej@gmail.com