Institutum Theologicum Salesianum “Saints Peter and Paul” – Ratisbonne

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Institutum Theologicum Salesianum “Saints Peter and Paul” – Ratisbonne


Founded in Bethlehem in 1929, the Seminarium Theologicum Salesianum in the Holy Land, which is an international theological seminary, was transferred to Tantur in 1949, then to Cremisan, near Beit Jala, in 1957. Since 1973, its academic component, the Studium Theologicum Salesianum (STS), has been affiliated to the Theological Faculty of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome. In September 2004, the seminary moved to the former Ratisbonne Monastery in Jerusalem, under the patronage of Saints Peter and Paul. In February 2011 the STS became the Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University. Since 2004, the official language of the community and STS is English.


Studium 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. Biju Michael, S.D.B.
Pastoral Councillor: Rev. Karol Kulpa, SDB
Councillor: Rev. Matthew Coutinho, SDB
Spiritual Director and Confessor: Rev. Stephen Kuncherakatt, S.D.B.
Spiritual Director and Confessor: Rev. Joan Maria Vernet Mateu, S.D.B.


Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ)

Posted by jean-paul | Mayor Seminaries | Monday 26 June 2017 10:22 am


Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ)

In 1866 the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land founded a School of Theology called the Studium Theologicum, at the Monastery of Saint Savior in Jerusalem, with the goal of forming future priests. Since that time, hundreds of students from many countries have attended the Studium, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the fields of moral theology, biblical studies, history, and archaeology.

On March 12th 1971, the Congregation for Catholic Education approved the affiliation of the Studium to the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University “Antonianum” in Rome with the right to confer the Bachelor Degree in Sacred Theology. Afterwards, on March 15th 1982, the Studium became the first cycle of the parallel branch of the Faculty of Theology in Jerusalem, known as the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. By 1987-88, courses in Philosophy began to be offered at the Franciscan Convent in Bethlehem. Then on September 4th 2001, the Studium Theologicum continued its usual academic system of organization as the first cycle of the Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology, leading up to the Bachelor Degree in Sacred Theology. Its academic program is based on that of the Pontifical University “Antonianum” in Rome with a few additional subjects relating to the specific context of the Holy Land.

The Studium is under the responsibility of the Custos of the Holy Land and welcomes non-Franciscan students.


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. Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.
Moderator: Rev. Ibrahim Najib, O.F.M.
Secretary: Mr Rocco Sacconaghi

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
Archaeology  Rev. Giovanni Loche, 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:

Pastoral Theology Fra Usama Bahbah, O.F.M.
New Testament Rev. Claudio Bottini, O.F.M.
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, Ecclesiology Sr. Telesphora Pavlou, FMCIM
Philosophy Mr. Rocco Sacconaghi
Hebrew Rev. Apollinary Szwed, O.F.M.
Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology Rev. Bruno Varriano, O.F.M.


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


Latin Patr. Seminary of Jerusalem: Professors

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Latin Patriarchal Seminary



Liturgy and Spiritual Liturgy Most Rev. William Dr. Shomali
History of the Church & Patrology Rev. Can. Adib Zoomot
Spirituality Rev. Samer Madanat
Dogmatic & Fundamental  Theology Rev. Can. Jamal Dr. Khader
Droit Canon Rev. Emile Dr. Salayta
Droit Canon Rev. Aktham Hijazen
Droit Canon Rev. Shawki Batarian
Moral Theology Rev.Hanna Dr. Mass’ad
Pastoral Theology & Catechesis Rev. Ibrahim Dr.  Shomali
Holy Scripture Rev. David Dr. Neuhaus. S.J.
Holy Scripture Rev. Issa Hijazen
History of Philosophy Rev. Iyad Dr. Twal
Philosophy Rev. Gabriele Romanelli, I.V.E.
Music Rev. Samer Madanat
Music Rev. Issa Hejazeen
French Language Mrs. Saika Twemeh
Secretary and Librarian:   Mr. Nicholas Hodali


Latin Patriarchate Seminary: Administration and Staff

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Latin Patriarchal Seminary

Administration and Staff


Rev. Can. Jamal Khader
Mobile: 059 976 22 20
Animator of the Major Seminary: Rev. Issa Hijazen
Vice Rector & Treasurer & Animator of the Junior Seminary:
Rev. Hanna Mass’ad
Mobile: 054 970 64 82
Mobile: 059 905 03 13
Animator of the preliminary study year:
Rev. Samer Madanat
Mobile: 054 970 66 00
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. Remon Haddad
Mobile: 059 713 27 95


Seminary “Redemptoris Mater”

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Seminary “Redemptoris Mater”
Studium Teologicum Galilaeae


            Opened in Korazim (Galilee)  in 2009 by Patriarch Fouad Twal with the support of the Ordinaries of the Archeparchies for Melkite and Maronite Church, and committed to the care of the Neocathecumenal 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: 054 596 17 53


Rector: Rev. Francesco Voltaggio
Vice-Rector: Rev. Paolo Alfieri
Director of studies:  Rev. Germano Lori
Spiritual father: Rev. Antonio Martin Carrasco

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, a year to master the French language, and two years of philosophy, followed by three years of theology, plus a year of pastoral experience in the parishes before the diaconate.  The curriculum in theology was 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, 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 2012-2013 academic year, 272 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 97

Administration and Staff