CLARETIAN SEMINARY, MALLESWARM
P. B. 5556
28/12, 18th Cross Road, 14th Main
Malleswaram West Post – 560055
Claretian Seminary, Malleswaram is the theology study house of the province of Bangalore. It began in 1971 in a small house at Shanti Nivas. Later a piece of land was purchased from St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary and a spacious and beautiful building was constructed in 1976. The Seminary was inaugurated by Very Rev. Fr. Antonio Leghisa, the then Superior General and was blessed by Most Rev. P. Arokiaswamy, Archbishop of Bangalore on February 29, 1976. Due to the increasing number of students, the seminary was expanded. On January 08, 1984, the extension of Claretian Seminary was blessed by Very Rev. Fr. Aloys Hornung, the then Provincial Superior of Germany and Rev. Fr. Dirnberger inaugurated the St. Thomas Hall of the seminary.
At present, the seminary remains as a study house for the theology students of the province of Bangalore as well as for some students from other provinces. The Seminary has students from various states of India. Missionary formation is given to the seminarians throughout the years of their formation here. The students are involved in various action groups such as HOPE – a de-addiction action group, ASHRAYA – a group working among the slum dwellers, Young Student Movement – a group working with the school children and Moral Science group which are engaged in regular classes in the schools.
The Seminary is also associated with a few other activities, such the Saints Joseph and Claret Church at Dasarahalli.
The Claretian Publications functions from this Seminary. It was begun in September 27, 1988. Now it is grown as ministry in the province. It publishes – The Bible Diary and brings out many titles relevant to the Church and society.
· Formation House
· Claretian Publications
· Indian Bible Foundation
· SS. Joseph and Claret Church, Dasarahalli