Jesus gathered disciples around himself, sharing his love with them and forming them into a community of prayer, fellowship and service. Similarly community life plays an essential role in the formation of priests , who will be called to lead communities of the faithful in their parishes and other ministries.
The diocesan college and the whole seminary constitute a community of faith, which, on the human level brings together men of varied ages, temperaments, talents, cultures, and ethnic and professional backgrounds. Here is a truly Catholic community , deeply rooted in Christ Jesus, centred on the Eucharist and sacramental life and imbued with the spiritual heritage of the Catholic church This diversity, reflective of the universal church, creates a climate where mutual respect, responsible communication and purposeful collaboration may take place. Seminarians are challenged to grow to full adulthood and accept maturely the responsibilities of discipleship and ministry.
The seminarians are expected to share in the ordinary work of the community such as preparing meals, cleaning the dining room and other rooms, as well as maintaining the lawns and gardens of the seminary.
Pacific Regional Seminary has been offering training for the Roman Catholic priesthood for the various dioceses in the Pacific and for religious congregations with houses affiliated to the seminary since 1972.
During this year, 1973, we are celebrating our 40 years at the present site at Nasese, Suva Point. The celebration is centred on the last weekend of August, 23rd to 25th August with three day of presentations on the documents of Vatican II as they relate to seminary formation and to priestly life. All former students and faculty are invited to join in the celebration either by coming in person or joining in spirit from the different parts of the world. The same invitation is expressed to former staff members.
If you are coming, please notify us by email to email@example.com , if possible by early July. [Alternatively by mail which can be sent to Private Mail Bag, 79, Suva, Fiji]