St. John Vianney Theological Seminary located at Seminary Hill in Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro is an interdiocesan theological seminary faithful to the tradition of the Catholic Church in the formation of candidates for the priesthood.

Opened in 1985, the seminary covers the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and the Dioceses of Butuan, Surigao, Tandag, and Malaybalay (CaBuSTaM). The seminary has been accommodating Mindanao seminarians outside the CaBuSTaM region, as well as seminarians from other Asian countries (Myanmar or Burma). It was named after St. John Marie Baptist Vianney – the patron saint of all priests.


The first batch of priest-graduates was ordained in 1990 (see below) which included now Malaybalay Bishop Jose Araneta Cabantan (top row, 3rd from left).

photo by Raffy A. DeGracia

Nearly 35 years after, the seminary continues to produce priests who serve in various dioceses in Mindanao and Bohol.

Aside from spirituality, the seminary is gradually shifting to renewable energy, developing sustainable practices, and designing a cosmic walk in the campus as a symbol of its commitment to care for the earth, our common home. Photo below shows the seminary as pictured last year.

photo by Elvinov Kerolenko Simenesky

Now, the roofs are all green. Photos courtesy of Project LUPAD.

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