Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ)

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Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ)

The Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum was founded at St. Saviour’s Monastery in 1866 by the Custody of the Holy Land as a Grand Seminary in order to form its own candidates to priesthood. Since then it has welcomed hundreds of students of many nations and different continents and expanded itself progressively and continuously.
On March 2, 1971, the Congregation for Catholic Education gave to the old Seminary the affiliation with the Pontificio Ateneo Antonianum of Rome (Pontificia Università Antonianum –PUA since 2005) under the name of Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ) and the faculty to confer a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology (STB).
On March 15, 1982, through the same Congregation, the STJ became an integral part (undergraduate) of the Studium Biblicum Francescanum (SBF), Jerusalem section of the Faculty of Theology of the PUA. With the addition in 1987 of the two year study of Philosophy based at Bethlehem’s St. Catherine’s Convent, transferred in Jerusalem in 2004, the STJ includes the entire undergraduate level of the Faculty of Theology.
As a university institution of the Church, the STJ also welcomes, besides the franciscan seminarians, lay and religious people – men and women that have the necessary requirements.


1 Saint Francis Street
P.O.B. 186
9100101 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 626 67 87
Email: (Office/Admissions)
Email: (Moderator)

Administration & Faculty

STJ: Administration & Faculty

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Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum 

Administration & Faculty


Dean: Rev. Rosario Pierri, O.F.M.
Moderator: Rev. Ibrahim Najib, O.F.M.
Secretary: Rev. Peter Ashton

Regular Professors:

Archaeology, field trips to archaeological sites Rev. Eugenio Alliata, O.F.M.
Liturgy  Rev. Enrique Bermejo Cabrera, O.F.M.
Scripture: Works of John II Rev. Piotr Blajer, OFM
Scripture: Works of John I Rev. Alessandro Cavicchia, OFM
Sacraments I, II  Rev. Daniel Chrupcala, OFM
Scripture: Historical Books Rev. Alessandro Coniglio, OFM
Introduction to NT  Rev. Ibrahim Najib, OFM
Canon Law  Rev. Dobromir Jasztal, OFM
Church History  Rev. Narcyz Klimas, OFM
Philosophy  Rev. Seweryn Lubecki, OFM
Introduction to NT  Rev. Massimo Luca, OFM
Liturgy, Latin  Rev. Stéphane Milovitch, OFM
Dogmatic Theology  Rev. Ramzi Sidawi, OFM 
Dogmatic Theology, Eschatology  Rev. Artemio Vítores, OFM 

Visiting Professors: 

Moral Anthropology Rev. Waclaw Stanislaw Chomik
Fundamental Morals Rev. Pietro Felet, S.C.J.
Philosophy Rev. Marcelo Gallardo, IVE
The Prophets Rev. Alberto Mello, Bose Com
Sacred Music Ms Guliana Mettini
Greek Sr. Telesphora Pavlou, FMCIM
Hebrew Rev. Apollinary Szwed, O.F.M.
Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Theology Rev. Bruno Varriano, O.F.M.


Professors Emeriti: Rev. Giovanni Bissoli
Rev. Alfio Marcello Buscemi
Rev. Stanislao Loffreda
Rev. Frédéric Manns


Seminary “Redemptoris Mater”

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Seminary “Redemptoris Mater”
Studium Teologicum Galilaeae


            Opened in Korazim (Galilee)  in 2009 by the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal with the support of the Ordinaries of the Archeparchies for Melkite and Maronite Church, and committed to the care of the Neocatechumenal Way, the Seminary was founded to train local young people and as well foreigner ones to diocesan priesthood preparing themselves for the service of the Church in the Holy Land or in other countries as priests fidei donum.

Since 2011 the “Studium Theologicum Galilaeae” of the Seminary “Redemptoris Mater” is affiliated with the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome as a section of the Patriarchal Latin Seminary of Beit Jala. This affiliation enables the students to receive, at the end of the program, the degree of Bachelor of Theology.


Monastery Domus Galilaeae
P.O.B. 909
1410801 Tiberias
  Tel:(04) 680 91 00
Fax: (04) 680 91 11
Mobile: 055 991 22 91


Rector: Rev. Francesco Giosuè Voltaggio
Vice-Rector: Rev. Paolo Alfieri
Director of studies:  Rev. Germano Lori
Spiritual father: Rev. Juan Pablo Díez Llamazares

Seminarium Theologicum Salesianum “Saints Peter and Paul” – Ratisbonne

Posted by jean-paul | Mayor Seminaries | Tuesday 12 March 2019 9:31 am


Seminarium Theologicum Salesianum “Saints Peter and Paul” – Ratisbonne


Founded in Bethlehem in 1929 as an international seminary, the Seminarium Theologicum Salesianum in the Holy Landwas successively transferred to Tantur (1949), to Cremisan (1957), and lately to the premises of the “Salesian Monastery Ratisbonne” in Jerusalem (2004) together with the Studium Theologicum Salesianum (STS).


Seminarium Theologicum Salesianum
Salesian Monastery – Ratisbonne
26 Rehov Shmuel Hanagid
P.O.B. 7336
9107202 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 625 91 71
Tel: (02) 625 70 68
Fax: (02) 625 91 72

 Administration and Staff

Religious Superior (‘Rector’): Rev. Stanislaus Swamikannu, S.D.B.
Vice Rector: Rev. Andrzej Toczyski, SDB
Administrator: Rev. Matteo Balla, SDB
Principal: Rev. Gustavo Cavagnari, S.D.B.
Pastoral Councillor: Rev. Matthew Coutinho, SDB
Liturgical Councillor: Rev. Samuel Obu, SDB
Spiritual Director and Confessor: Rev. Stephen Kuncherakatt, S.D.B.
Spiritual Director and Confessor: Rev. Joan Maria Vernet Mateu, S.D.B.


Latin Patr. Seminary of Jerusalem: Professors

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Latin Patriarchal Seminary



Liturgy and Spiritual Liturgy Most Rev. William Dr. Shomali
Liturgy and Spiritual Liturgy Rev. Aziz Dr. Halaweh
Dogmatic & Fundamental  Theology Rev. Can. Jamal Dr. Khader
Dogmatic & Fundamental  Theology Rev. Bernard Poggi
Dogmatic & Fundamental  Theology Rev. Davide Meli
Holy Scripture Rev. David Dr. Neuhaus. S.J.
Holy Scripture Rev. Issa Hijazen
History of the Church Rev. Yacoub Dr. Rafidi
Patrology & History of the Lat. Patriarchate Rev. Can. Adib Zoomot
Droit Canon Rev. Emile Dr. Salayta
Droit Canon Rev. Aktham Dr. Hijazen
Droit Canon Rev. Shawki Dr. Batarian
Moral Theology Rev.Hanna Dr. Mass’ad
Pastoral Theology & Catechesis Rev. Ibrahim Dr.  Shomali
History of Philosophy Rev. Iyad Dr. Twal
Philosophy Rev. Marcelo Gallardo, I.V.E.
Philosophy Rev. Gabriele Romanelli, I.V.E.
Philosophy Mr. Raed Dr. Abdel Massih
Music Rev. George Salsaa
French Language Mrs. Sarika Twemeh
Secretary and Librarian:   Mr. Nicholas Hodali

Latin Patriarchate Seminary: Administration and Staff

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Latin Patriarchal Seminary

Administration and Staff


Rev. Yacoub Rafidi
Mobile: 054 9706483
Vice Rector & Animator of the Junior Seminary:
Rev. Issa Hijazen
Mobile: 054 970 65 75
Mobile: 056 839 10 10
Animator of the Major Seminary:
Rev. Bernard Poggi
Rev. Issa Shomali
Dean of studies:
Rev. Iyad Twal
Mobile: 054 970 65 51
Director of the Studies of the Junior Seminary and Vocational Animator in Jordan, Palestine & Israel:
Rev. Bashar Fawadleh
Mobile: 054 970 64 68
Mobile: 059 830 49 07
Assistant in the Junior Seminary:
Rev. Davide Meli
Spiritual direction & librarian:
Rev. Adib Zoomot
Mobile: 054 970 64 80

Latin Patriarchal Seminary of Jerusalem

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Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem


            Opened in Jerusalem in December 1852 by Patriarch Valerga, the seminary was transferred to Beit Jala on September 7, 1857.  Because of circumstances, it returned several times to Jerusalem, though its principal base of operations has been Beit Jala where it was permanently established on July 7, 1936.

            Directed at first by priests of the Patriarchate, it was entrusted to the Benedictines of Dormition Abbey in October 1921 and to the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Betharram in October 1932. Since July 1980, it is once again under the direction of the priests of the Patriarchate.  The Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo serviced the seminary from 1921 to 1929 and the Sisters of Saint Dorothy of Vicenza from 1929-2008, replaced by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (Mercedarians) from 2008 – 2013, and now by the Servants of the Lord and of Our Lady of Matara.   

            The curriculum comprises an introductory year of spirituality, two years of philosophy, followed by four years of theology, a year of pastoral experience in the parishes, plus a year in the seminary to accomplish the final exams before the priesthood. The curriculum in theology has been affiliated with the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome on May 3, 1967. This affiliation enables the students to receive, at the end of the program, the degree of Bachelor of Theology.

            The academic and formation programs are based on the Ratio Fundamentalis (2017), the Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis, the Ordo of the Pontifical Lateran University, and the Ratio Studiorum of the seminary which was updated in 1990 and published in the General Academic Calendar. Courses are taught in Arabic, French, and occasionally English.

Founded mainly to train local clergy, the seminary has traditionally been and remains open to students from other institutions and countries who wish to prepare themselves, on site, for the service of the Church in the Holy Land. Since its opening in 1852 until the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, 288 former seminarians have been ordained priests, 14 of them have become bishops, three of them patriarchs.


Mailing Address:
c/o Latin Patriarchate
P.O.B. 14152
9114101 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: (02) 274 26 12
Tel: (02) 277 77 44/5/6
Fax: (02) 274 28 85
Fax: (02) 277 77 47 (rector)
Mobile: 054 970 64 83


Administration and Staff