Seminario Mayor Arquidiocesano San
Apartado Aéreo 26598 (Unicentro)
Carrera 122 # 12-459 (Via a Pance)
Cali, Colombia, A.S.
Contact: Fr. Gustavo Isaza, PSS, Rector
Ph.: (57-2) 555-2053 or 555-2061
Fax: (57-2) 555-2056
The Major Seminary of Cali.
The former seminary of Cali had
closed its doors in early 1970. The
Archbishop of Cali, His Excellency Alberto Uribe, asks Saint
direct this seminary in 1981. Fr. Robert Mercier, PSS becomes
first rector. He was succeeded by Fathers Jacques D'Arcy, PSS
(1983), Diego Restrepo, PSS (1989), Joaquín
(1998) et José Abel Sierra (2004). The
current Rector, Fr. Gusavo Isaza, PSS directs the seminary
2010. His team is composed of 4 Sulpicians and 4 diocesan priests.
When the seminary opens its doors in August 1981, it houses 15
in philosophy and 16 in theology. During the academic year
there are 94 intern seminarians and 10 in the pastoral year. The
interns study in two cycles: philosophy (54) and theology (40).
come from five dioceses: Cali (59), Palmira (18), Buenaventura
(8), and the Apostolic Vicariate of Guapi (9).
There are also 15 extern seminarians belonging to 3
A group of seminarians of Cali.
It may be noted that, contrary to
calendars of other seminaries in
Colombia and Brazil where the school year corresponds to the
year, the Seminary of Cali starts its activities in August of one
and ends them in June of the following year.