"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

Fr. David E. LYIMO, C.S.C

PhD in Theology – University of Notre Dame, USA

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

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

Mr. Anselm M. MOWO

MA in Education – Ottawa University Canada

Fr.Temba Leopold Luka, CSC

PhD. – Dogmatic Theology,
Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Sr. Esther W. HINGA, Cp

Diploma in Office Management – Germany Institute, Kenya

Sr. Mary Mutiso – Ora. A

Diploma of Theology in R/L –
University Catholique de L’Afrique de L’Ouest – COTE D’IVOIRE

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

A VALEDICTORY BY “Br Boniphace James Odera” Graduation 2021

Your excellency, Very Rev. Fr. Henri Kizito, the Provincial Superior of the Augustinians of the Assumption Vice- province of East Africa and the guest of honor in our today’s 33rd graduation ceremony,

SMS SPORTS ARENA “Football” “Volleyball” and “Basketball”

SMS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Over more than fifteen years Spiritan Missionary Seminary has been losing football matches to their rivals in the inter-seminary competitions. Thanks to Fr. Andrew Mwania who is the Institute coordinator of sports activities at the Spiritan Missionary Seminary. Under his leadership he has become victorious in the friendly ties against […]

An Article “Sharing in the Queenship of Mary Mother of God”

Sharing in the Queenship of Mary Mother of God Mary received Christ, she treasured and pondered on God’s words and actions in her heart. She was able to draw closer to her son daily giving Him to the entire human race. We Christians, too therefore, before we give Christ to men and women in the […]

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