The Seminary of Our Lady of Saligao-Pilerne, Bardez, Goa, India, is the cradle where young boys aspiring to be priests are nurtured and helped to find their vocation. The foundation stone of this institution was laid in 1937 but due to the intervening circumstances was completed only in 1952. Since then this house has catered to the formation of youngsters some of whom today serve the Church as priests while others, equipped with the upbringing received in this Seminary, are successfully engaged in different other occupations.
God has promised that He will never leave us without priests. Today the world is in ever greater need of priests who will proclaim to us the word of God and nourish us with His Sacraments. This Seminary is an instrument to fulfill that desire of our Heavenly Father.
This sprawling magnificent building, which has borne the inclemencies of weather for the last fifty seven years, is in urgent need of repairs which include replacing the roofing sheets totally, waterproofing, guttering, repairs of the columns, false ceiling, replacing frames-cum-doors/windows, painting, providing for better facilities in the classrooms so that the students can have a proper environment for living and studying. Needless to say, it is a financially daunting task as the projected expenses have been tentatively estimated at around rupees ten million or a crore.
We are sure you too share our concern and will help us generously and with love to realise the project. On behalf of all the young boys, who study here, and the staff, I express, in anticipation, our sincere thanks to each one of you for your kindness and assure you of our prayers.
All cheques/dds should be drawn in favour of Seminary of Our Lady,
SB / Ac 5964,Corporation Bank, Pilerne
May God bless you and reward you a hundredfold.