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St. Albert the Great Major Seminary

St. Albert the Great Major Seminary is a new Catholic Major Seminary - a specialised institution where selected young men who believe that they have the special calling to serve the Church and the wider society as priests are prepared for the Catholic priesthood.

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Rev. Fr. Anselm Ekhelar (Phd)

Rev. Fr. Anselm Ekhelar PhD - Rector of St. Albert the Great Major Seminary


The number of vocations to the Catholic priesthood has steadily risen over the years. As a result, the existing seminaries in the Southwest of Nigeria (Ss. Peter and Paul, Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan and All Saints Major Seminary, Uhiele, Ekpoma) are beginning to get overcrowded and no longer able to adequately provide the specialised and person-focused training required for the preparation of catholic priests. The bishops of Lagos, Ibadan and Benin City Ecclesiastical provinces therefore, decided to open a new seminary to ease the pressure on the existing ones.