Friday, November 30, 2012






The Philosophical studies are an indispensable prerequisite in the academic formation of a candidate to the priesthood. Article no 15 in the decree on The training of priests ‘Optatam Totius’ of Vatican II says that philosophical subjects should be taught in such a way as to lead the students gradually to a solid and consistent knowledge of man, the world and God, so that one can engage in philosophizing taking in to consideration not only metaphysical aspects but also cultural and anthropological perspectives. Especially when we consider the cultural and anthropological aspects they demand a great amount of openness and relationship with the outside world. In view of such connectivity National Seminary Philosophate launches this web site. At this momentous occasion I would like to congratulate the architects of this project and wish all the success. 

May God Bless You!


Rev. Fr. Ajtih Prasanna Fernando 
Director of the Philosophate