Philosophy and Mission

Philosophy  >>

The educational philosophy embraced by Holy Rosary Minor Seminary finds its succinct expression in the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis):

“A Christian education does not merely strive for the maturing of a human person as just now described, but has as its principal purpose this goal:  that the baptized, while they are gradually introduced the knowledge of the mystery of salvation, become ever more aware of the gift of Faith they have received, and that they learn in addition how to worship God the Father in spirit and truth (cf. John 4:23) especially in liturgical action, and be conformed in their personal lives according to the new man created in justice and holiness of truth (Eph. 4:22-24); also that they develop into perfect manhood, to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ (cf. Eph. 4:13) and strive for the growth of the Mystical Body; moreover, that aware of their calling, they learn not only how to bear witness to the hope that is in them (cf. Peter 3:15) but also how to help in the Christian formation of the world that takes place when natural powers viewed in the full consideration of man redeemed by Christ contribute to the good of the whole society (2).”

Given the significance of this declaration, particularly within the context of the history of the Philippine Church, the Bishops of the Philippines have reiterated the imperative of seminary formation. The Church recognizes the crucial role of preparing young men for the vocation of spreading the Gospel to all corners of humanity, as emphasized in Evangelii Nuntiandi (18).

High school seminaries serve as fertile ground where the seeds of vocation are nurtured. Through the guidance of superiors and the collaborative efforts of parents and the Christian community, seminarians are empowered to respond wholeheartedly to the call of Christ the Redeemer, thus embarking on a journey of service and discipleship.

Vision >>

The Seminario del Santisimo Rosario de Caceres, Inc. or commonly known as the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary is a vibrant center of educational excellence and holistic formation of future civic and Church servant-leaders who will advance social transformation in Bikol.

Mission >>

Honoring its heritage as the oldest school for higher education in South Luzon and its role in seminary formation for more than two centuries. The Holy Rosary Minor Seminary commits to serve young men who are discerning priestly vocation, their families, and the Church by: providing integral human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation and building a Christ-centered community imbued with Gospel values and equipped with knowledge and skills vital in leadership and lifelong learning.

Core Values >>

Christ-Centered and Marian

Discipline and Character

Competence and Proficiency

Community and Discipleship

General Objectives >>

Junior High School

At the end of the Junior High School Level, the seminarian is:

  • a young Bikolano who is aware of the social, political and economic challenges of society and can apply the Catholic Social Teachings in responding to those challenges;
  • a young Catholic seminarian who nurtures a consistent prayer life and from the training and formation in Boronyog, can articulate his faith through catechism, liturgical and pastoral services in his parish;
  • a young man who seeks greater responsibility within the family and community in building healthy relationships;
  • a young scholar who has the necessary learning, literacy and life skills to advance to senior high school with a solid desire for excellence.

Senior High School

At the end of the Senior High School Level, the seminarian is:

  • a young Bikolano servant-leader who participates in pastoral programs and community action to address social, political and economic challenges of society;
  • a young Catholic seminarian who, grateful for his calling to priesthood, nurtures an intimacy with Jesus by leading a basic ecclesial community through Scriptural study and prayer, catechism, liturgical, pastoral and social services in his parish and in the seminary community;
  • a young man who lives by Gospel values as he nourishes healthy relationships within the family and seminary community;
  • a young scholar who excels in a particular learning, literacy and life skill and is able to contribute his excellence in research, community organizing and social development.

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