The Seminary of Cúcuta|
Seminary of Cucuta
Seminario Mayor San José de
Apartado Aereo 040
Cúcuta, Norte de Santander
Contact: Fr. José Abel Sierra, PSS, Rector
Ph.: (57-7) 576-3765
Fax: (57-7) 576-3765
In 1983, His Excellency Alberto
Giraldo, PSS becomes Bishop of Cúcuta. He immediately
Saint Sulpice to establish a seminary in his diocese. This house
formation begins in 1986 under the direction of the first rector,
Gregorio León, PSS, who held that position until 1992.
Assisted by a Sulpician aspirant and two diocesan priests, he
community of seminarians in the first year of the cycle of
and the first year of the cycle of theology. The students who had
started theology in previous years, continued their studies in the
major seminaries of Pamplona and Tunja.
At the end of 1989 those who had begun their theology in this new
seminary were ordained. In 1992 were ordained those who had
their two cycles in this house of formation.
The first Sulpician rector of the seminary was succeeded by
Hector Epalza, PSS (1993), Diego Restrepo, PSS (1999),
Norberto Flórez, PSS (2003), and Joaquín
Cortés (2009). The current Rector, Fr. José Abel
Sierra, PSS, directs the house since 2012. He is
assisted by 1 Sulpician, one candidate to Saint Sulpice, and 4
The community of seminarians currently has 79 students: 39 in
philosophy and 40 in theology. There are also 7 seminarians
pastoral year. Seventy-six come from the Diocese of
Cúcuta, 10 from the Diocese of Tibú and 2 from
Since the arrival
of the Sulpicians in the Seminary of Cúcuta, more than 71
priests were ordained.
|A group of seminarians at
|Park of Mary.