Seminary Renovation

Our seminarians have come to us from dioceses in Ontario, from further afield in Canada, from Dioceses and religious congregations in the US and throughout the world, as well as students from other Oratorian communities in America, Europe, South Africa and Australia.

Over the last thirty years, more than 530 students have passed though our classrooms, and 190 have been ordained to the priesthood.

Fees for studying at St Philip’s are kept deliberately low, so that in effect every student attends on scholarship.

The new building that we are planning will provide enhanced space for living and working. In particular it will provide the following key facilities:

  • 16 bedrooms, replacing the present 6
  • bathrooms
  • 2 purpose-built classrooms
  • chapel
  • sacristy