LOCATION

461 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Nasese, Suva, Fiji

Phone: (679) 330 2224

Fax: (679) 330 3882

MAILING ADDRESS

Private Mail Bag 79,
Suva, Fiji


E-Mail prs@connect.com.fj

 

Pacific Regional Seminary offers training for the Roman Catholic priesthood for candidates from the various dioceses of CEPAC and for religious congregation with houses affiliated to the Seminary.
Pacific Regional Seminary offers a Diploma in Theology and a Bachelor of Divinity which are accredited by the South Pacific Association of Theological Schools (SPATS). In addition since it is affiliated to the Urbaniana University in Rome the students of PRS who complete the requirements can also obtain a Bachelor of Theology degree.


Explore this website to find out more about the seminary, its mission and the various aspects of its programs, the people involved (faculty, staff and students) its governance, library and enrolment.

 

PRS in 2017

Start of the Year
The year opened in the usual way with orientations. Moderators first then faculty. Year One and Year Six came together one week before the main student body arrived on 4th February 2017. Faculty remained almost unchanged from 2016 apart from the arrival of Fr Aisake Silatolu sm to teach philosophy. Though there were a couple of surprises also with Fr Iona Tatau being again available for Canon Law in 2017 and Fr Soane ‘Ahohako sm being available for the first term to help carry out the Moral program of the seminary. Unfortunately we lost Fr Andrea Volonnino sm who had had to return to Italy for family reasons at the end of 2016.

 

Student Body
The student numbers had stayed about the same for the last three years. In 2017 there are 124 in class on campus, compared to 119 in 2016 and 117 in 2015 The number of student in diocesan college rose again to 57 after decreasing to 50 in 2015.

 

New Members of the Senate
Archbishop Peter Loy has taken over as chairman of the seminary senate from Cardinal Soane Mafi in mid 2016 and Bishop Peter Brown of Samoa-Pagopago joined the long standing members Bishop Ghislain and Cardinal Soane as the four bishops on the Senate. Frs Richard McNally SS CC and Tamati Sefo MSC represented the congregations on the senate.

our news

Urbaniana Exam

The year seven students have been nervous for some weeks as they awaited the day of the written Urbaniana exam which the required exam for the awarding of the Bachelor of Theology. There were 19 students sitting the exam in 2017 and so the ordinary room - Conference room in Zion - was really packed.

Anniversary of death of Apisai Tovata

Tuesday 16th October is the first anniversary of the death of Apisai Tovata, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Suva who passed away in the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva just two days after admission with a serious heart attack.