Come to me all who are burdened

When our souls are weary, Christ is the only consolation where we experience his love to the fullest.

The Season of Lent.

Rend your hearts and not your garments.Return to the LORD your God.

The Philosophate standing majestically in the midst of Dumbara Mountains

The massive edifice where the future priests are trained to develop their reason

Do this in memory of me

All the seminarians and priests are invited to be another Christ and to follow the footsteps of Jesus, the High Priest

Faith seeking understanding

Future priests are taught Philosophy not to question the Divine existence, but to consolidate their faith in God

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Welcome

Welcome to www.philosophatekandy.org – The Official Website of The National Seminary Philosophate, Ampitiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Philosophy is taught as a preparation for theology because both these aspects supplement one another.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

CPL CHRISTMAS GATHERING 2017

The Christmas gathering of the class conducted by Christ the Poor League (CPL) for the children in the neighborhood was held on the 9th Saturday at the Marius Peiris Auditorium. The children showed their talents in singing, dancing and received gifts and shared the joys of Christmas.


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Monday, December 4, 2017

SOLEMNITY OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER

The patron saint of missionaries and one of the founders of the Jesuit order, Saint Francis Xavier sought religious converts throughout Asia during the 1500s.
Saint Francis Xavier was born on April 7, 1506, in a castle near Sang├╝esa in Navarre (part of present-day Spain). With encouragement from his friend Ignatius of Loyola, Xavier devoted himself to religious service and became one of the founders of the Jesuit order. Much of his life was spent tending to missions in areas such as India and Japan. He was 46 when he died on China's Shangchuan Island on December 3, 1552.In addition to being a founding member of the Jesuit order—the Society of Jesus was officially recognized by Pope Paul III in 1540—he baptized an estimated 30,000 people. Xavier was beatified by Pope Paul V in 1619, and canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. A famed missionary himself, he is now the patron saint of missionaries.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

LIBRARY DAY 2017

Annual Library Day of the National Seminary Philosophate was held on 16th of November 2017. Days proceedings began with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev. Fr. Eugene De Silva. The opening of the new e-library was a historical event in the history of the Philosophate. Fr. Eugene reiterated the fact that the habit of  reading should be inculcated in the life of a seminarian and every Priest must become good readers with vast knowledge in many fields.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

JOURNALISM PROGRAMME

 A journalism programme was conducted by the Co - Editor of "NANARTHA PRADEEPAYA" on 6th November 2017, at the National Seminary Philosophate. This demonstration program helped the Brothers to have a good interest and to gather knowledge on this field. It was a good opportunity for the Brothers to engage on writing and reporting to news papers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

ALL SOULS DAY

All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity. The Anglican Church is the largest protestant church to celebrate the holy day. Most protestant denominations do not recognize the holiday and disagree with the theology behind it.
According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go.

Purgatory is necessary so that souls can be cleansed and perfected before they enter into heaven. There is scriptural basis for this belief. The primary reference is in 2 Maccabees, 12:26 and 12:32. "Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out... Thus made atonement for the dead that they might be free from sin."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ALL SAINTS DAY

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.
Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church.