Archdiocese of Hyderabad


Know our Seminarians

What is Seminary

Seminary is a college or university that prepares young men to be good and effective Priests for te people of God. Seminarians for the Archdicoese of Hyderabad are currently undergoing different stages of formation. There are four primary areas of formation: Spiritual, Intellectual, Pastoral and Human. These are the basic tools of seminary formation.

How long does it takes to become a Priest?

Usually about 10 years, depending on when and where one starts. A young man who enters seminary now immediately after high school will spend 3 years in Minor Seminary (One Year Orientation and two years of Junior College) then moves on to a Major Seminary for 2 years to get a sound foundation in philosophy and Graduation, followed by 1yearof Regency and then move onto the theological seminary for 4 more years of specialized study in Scripture, Theology, Church History and related fields.

Our Seminarians & New Priests

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Sponsor a Seminarian/Young Priest

“The Priest is not a Priest for himself; he does not give himself absolution; he does not administer the Sacraments to himself. He is not for himself; he is for you.”
- St. John Maria Vianney

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Vocation is a gift from God. He calls us by name and entrusts the mission to those whom he calls. All of us, Baptized, are Called to Support the mission by our prayer’s and efforts and also financially.I request your generous support to our seminarians and young Priests through your prayers and financial assistance for fostering vocations to Priesthood and Religious-life.

Do you want to know more?

Do you want to sponsor a Seminarian?

For more information please contact: your Parish Priest or send an Email to