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St Joseph's Seminary Establishment Day

Established on February 23, 1728 by the Jesuits, St. Joseph Seminary was one of the most important principal educational centres for the missionary work implemented in China, Japan, and around the region. It was the cradle for many Catholic leaders including numerous Bishops of Macao, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Brunei. When the Coup d'état happened in Portugal in 1762, the seminary was left vacant and became an orphanage for 20 years. St. Joseph Seminary reopened in 1784, and in 1800 it was given the royal title of "House of Mission Congregation" by the Queen Dona Maria of Portugal. This shows the importance of the St. Joseph Seminary. The seminary is still a priest training facility through University of St Joseph’s philosophy and theology faculty.



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