Archdiocesan Minor Seminary

Ankur Kung, Diocsan Minor Seminary

  • Rector: Fr. Jojo Vincent ph: 9921709627, Vice- Rector: Fr. Linto Peter Ph: ....
  • Address: Ankur Kunj- Diocesan Minor Seminary
  • C/O R.C. Church, 27 The Mall
  • Kamptee Cantonment
  • Nagpur- 441001
  • Email:.......

About minor seminary

Vocation, Priestly vocation is a wonderful free gift of God. To become a priest one has to undergo years of formation. We call this formation house as 'Seminary.'

Earlier those who wished to become a priest in the archdiocese of Nagpur, were sent to Lucknow, Uttarpradesh for their minor seminary studies. In the year 1992 i.e. 20 years ago our archdiocese started a minor seminary in the S.F.S. school Nagpur. Late Rev. Fr. Joaquim Fernandez was the first Rector of the minor seminary. He was followed by late Rev. Fr.Laurance Fernandez and late Rev. Fr. John Anthony.

In the year 1994 the minor seminary so called D.O.C. Diocesan Orientation Center was shifted to the Red building at the seminary hills. D.O.C. was in the Red building from 1994 to 1998. In the year 1999, Archbishop, Most. Rev. Dr. Abraham Viruthakulangara, shifted D.O.C. at Kamptee, Cantonment. It was given a new name ANKUR KUNJ. Rev. Fr. Brycle Cutinho was appointed as the Rector with late Rev. Fr. Ignatius Anthony as the Vice Rector.

After Fr. Brycle, Rev. Fr. John Monteiro took charge as the Rector. Late Rev.    Fr. Ignatius Anthony severed the second term as Vice Rector. In 2009 Rev. Fr. Sebastiraj became the Vice Rectr and in the year 2010 he became the Rector of the minor seminary. He was assisted by Rev. Fr. Joseph Polishetty and then Rev. Fr. Jojo Vincent.

The year 2011-2012, the new academic year was welcomed by two new formators. Rev. Fr. Jojo Vincent became the Rector and Rev. Fr. Sachin Peter became the Vice Rector. This is a blessing of God that to come back as a priest to where they began. And thus it is the 13th year of Ankur Kunj Minor Seminary.