The Oblates of Saint Joseph College Seminary was originally conceived and constructed as a hospital and a religious house by the Medical Mission Sisters in 1978. But the religious sisters shelved the plan and instead put up the property for sale.
At first there were two interested buyers: one wanted to make it a hospital while the other wanted to convert it into a hotel. And both offered much higher bids. A third buyer in the person of the late Rev. Fr. Guido Coletti, OSJ, after learning about the property, sought the approval of the General Council to buy it. Though the Congregation offered a lesser value, the Mother General of the Medical Mission Sisters sold it to them.
On November 7, 1978, Rev. Fr. Napoleon Jinon, OSJ (who was still a deacon at that time) officially moved in as the first Rector with some forty seminarians (some were studying Philosophy while some were high school students studying at the St. Francis Minor Seminary near the Bishop's Residence). It was then called "OSJ Formation Center".
In 1997, the name was changed into OSJ College Seminary in preparation for the establishment of the OSJ College of Philosophy, offering a major degree in philosophy with a minor degree in education. This program is a duly-recognized course by the government.
At present, the OSJ College Seminary houses the Province's college seminarians.
Oblates of Saint Joseph College Seminary
J. P. Laurel Highway, Marawoy, Lipa City 4217 Philippines
+63 (043) 756 2550
+63 (043) 757 2013
The Oblates of Saint Joseph College Seminary (OSJCS) is the second phase of aspirancy period in the Oblates of St. Joseph - Philippine Province.
The Oblates of Saint Joseph College of Philosophy (OSJCP) offers Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy sanctioned by the Commission on Higher Education. It is founded in 1998.
The OSJ-IC was instituted in 2018 to train lay people to be catechists.
The OSJ House of Prayer is one of the two retreat houses owned and run by the Congregation.
The Commission on Vocation is an office directly under the Provincial Superior. Its purpose is to promote vocation to religious and priestly life in the Congregation.