Seminary Background 2

Redemptoris Mater Seminary

  The Redemptoris Mater Seminaries are international:
they are for the whole world and at the service of the Church.


As a response to the Vatican Council’s wish, the Holy Father John Paul II opened the first “Redemptoris Mater” Seminary in Rome in 1987. From then on, more than 100 similar seminaries have been erected in all the world – including the “Redemptoris Mater” of Perth, inaugurated in 1994 by Archbishop Barry James Hickey.