"The Seminary is a place not only of academic formation but also human formation"

Our Vision

Provide and promote, “Intellectual formation which has its own characteristics, but it is also deeply connected with, and indeed can be seen as a necessary expansion of, both human and spiritual formation” (Pastorem Dabo Vobis. Paulist Press, 1993 par.51)

Our Mission

Spiritan Missionary Seminary provides the first phase of academic training for missionary, priestly and religious formation. Based in Tanzania, it is rooted in the African reality. It fosters a wide, critical, and a global perspective on life. The students live and study in a multicultural

Our Goals

Spiritan Missionary Seminary is founded on the philosophy of The Catholic Higher Education which is “truly outstanding in learning, ready to shoulder duties of major responsibility in society and to witness to the faith before the world” (Gravissimum Educationis 10).

Who We Are

A Message from the Rector

Dear colleagues, students, the non teaching staff, the entire Spiritan Missionary Seminary (SMS) community, the Alumni of SMS and the entire general public; it is my great joy and honour to welcome you to our website.

Since its foundation in 1986, SMS has experienced great growth in its various aspects. Those who were trained and formed in our institute are now leaders with different responsibilities within the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers (spiritans), in other religious missionary congregations, in the Church and the civil society.

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The Spiritan Missionary Seminary is a Philosophical Institute, which is owned and administered by the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, otherwise known as Spiritans. It open to receive students from other Congregations and Society.

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Our Staff

Rev. Fr. Thaddeus KASOLO, C.S.Sp

M.A in Philosophy – CUEA

Rev. Fr. Josephat SHIRIMA, C.S.Sp


Rev. Fr. Maticha NYAROMBE, a.a

M. A in Philosophy – CUEA

Rev. Fr. Andrew M. NDUNDA, C.S.Sp

Doctoral Candidate – CUEA

Rev. Dr. Germin W. LONGIO

PhD in Philosophy in Theology – CUEA

Dr. Philip MUMO

PhD in Philosophy – UST – MANILA

Salongo K. STEPHEN, C.S.C

MA Moral Theology – Duquesne University

Rev. Fr. Felix JABU, C.S.Sp

MA in Business Administration – Versailles University

Rev. Fr. Christopher Y. MBUNDE

MA in Social Science – Pontifical University Gregorian, Roma

Dr. Rupa JOSHI

PhD in Guidance and Counseling – Texilla American University

Rev. Fr. Oliver O’Brien

Mr. Simon A. KIMAYAN

BA in Library and Information Science  – Open University of Tanzania (OUT)

Mr. Anselm M. MOWO

MA in Education – Ottawa University Canada

Sr. Esther W. HINGA, Cp

Diploma in Office Management – Germany Institute, Kenya

Why Choose Us?

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E) or Equivalent, with passes in FIVE subjects, obtained prior to sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E); Read more

Registration and Academic Transcript

The Vice Rector Academic will give out registration forms to the Rectors of the respective houses of formation, who will present to the Seminary at least one week before the beginning of the academic year. At the opening of the Academic Year, candidates must register by duly completing the Registration Form. Requests for transcripts should be accompanied by specific information as to where the transcripts should be sent.

Tuition Fees Sructure

The registration fee of US$ 25 covers the following: library, academic transcripts, identity card and any other communication that shall take place between the institute and the students. The fee is payable once only by new students. Tuition Fee: Each semester 500 $.

Application Forms

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New & Upcoming Events

Life at the Spiritan Missionary Seminary (Philosophical Institute).

Spiritan Missionary Seminary is a philosophical institution established by the congregation of the Holy Ghost fathers. The seminary comprises of many students of different religious orders and dioceses from all over Africa The students come from all over Africa with different cultures and different backgrounds, giving rise to a nourishing spiritual, social growth and rich […]

SPORTS: The Hallmark of Our Human Formation

Larger than life, that is the phrase that best describes the reality of Sport in life. Sport is a cultural phenomenon of the world in part due to its undeniable prowess to bring people together. This is a relatively new view that has propelled me to write this. I do not ordinarily have particular interest […]


On the 2nd of October we celebrated, the feast of Claude Poullart des Places, the First Founder of the Congregation of The Holy Ghost Fathers (SPIRITANS). Mahatma Gandhi once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself.” This statement captures the impact of the life of Claude Poullart des Places. What he […]

Philosophy is able to cultivate clarity of thought, ...


Foundation Built


Silver Jubilee


Academic Awards


  • A Valedictory from Nkoyooyo
    April 6, 2015

    Guest of Honor, Rev Fr Martin Andama, Superior of the Spiritans...

  • Anthony Pius Chuwa - Best Student
    Valedictory - 2018 Graduation
    May 8, 2018

    Dear guest of honour, Very Rev. Fr. Phillip Massawe CSSp, the...

  • Fr-Philip-MASSAWE
    Guest of Honor Speech - 30th Graduation
    May 8, 2018

    Dear Most Reverend Rector

    Fr Evarist Shayo, Cssp

    Dear Superiors and Rectors of...


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