Minor Seminary

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Salem diocese has a Minor Seminary at Arisipalayam, known as St. Francis Xavier’s Minor seminary. We have an Apostolic School attached to it.

There are 23 students studying in lower classes and 54 in Higher Secondary sections. Every year the students are admitted after the vocation camp. Here the students are given formation in all the facets, such as spiritual, intellectual, physical, character formation, etc.

Fr. S. Benjamin Sandanaraj is the Rector for all the Salem Diocesan Seminarians.

We have the following seminarians for Salem Diocese
Minor Seminarians 05
College Going 11
Propaedeutic 04
Philosophers 06
Regency 05
Theologians 17

Fr. S. Benjamin Sandanaraj
St. Xavier’s Seminary
Salem – 636 009
Mobile: 98657 07502

Those who are interested to join the diocese of Salem to become a priest please contact the Rector of the Minor Seminary