Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri is an ecclesiastical institution established for the training of young men for the Catholic priesthood. With growth in the number of vocations to the priesthood in the province, the bishops of the then Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province deemed it fit to forward a proposal to the Propaganda Fide for the opening of a new seminary. The subsequent approval of this proposal in 1982 was the genesis of this seminary. We are full of praises to God Almighty for the heights already attained by Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri since its inception. These heights constitute the uniqueness of the Seat of Wisdom family. This family tries to thrive in discipline, good work, excellence and in some qualitative priestly formation.
WISOM FAMILY CELEBRATES REQUIEM FOR THE REPOSE OF BISHOP CLEMENT MOAKOZI
With hope in the resurrection, the Seat of Wisdom Seminary gathered to celebrate a requiem Mass for the peaceful repose of the Emeritus Bishop of Port Harcourt, Most Rev. Clement Makozi. This solemn rite took place at the Seminary’s Main Chapel on Tuesday, 26th Jan. 2016.
In rendering the homily, the rector, Very Rev. Dr. Uzochukwu J. Njoku invited all to offer prayers for the soul of this great patriarch of our age who has been called to eternal bliss. Finally, he admonished all on the memories of the deceased welcoming personality and fatherly tenderness should challenge and inspire all in our earthly pilgrim as well as our journey to the priesthood.
SEAT OF WISOM FAMILY PRAYS FOR MSGR. CLEMENT CHIGBU
With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss the seminarians and staff of the Seat of Wisdom seminary gathered on Mon.18th Jan. 2016, in the seminary’s main chapel for a requiem mass for the peaceful repose of her seasoned hero; Mons Clement Chigbu, whose personality attracted the fund that erected our seminary.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri has announced the death of Msgr. Clement Chigbu. He died on Monday January 4, 2016. He was ordained priest on 21st December 1963.
PROPRIETORS OF OWERRI PROVINCIAL MAJOR SEMINARIES MEET AT SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY, OWERRI
Thursday 20th January was a joyful frenzy for the Seat of Wisdom community, as all the bishops of her province paid a visit to the seminary for their annual meeting and also pray with and for the seminary. Among them were; His Grace Most Rev. Anthony J. V. Obinna; (Metropolitan of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province); Most Rev. Lucius I. Ugorji; (Chairman of Episcopal Seminary Commission of Owerri Province and the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese); Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma; (Secretary Episcopal Seminary Commission); Most Rev Solomon Amatu; (Bishop of Okigwe diocese), Very Rev Fr Innocent Ajuonu; (Cathedral Administrator of Aba diocese) and Very Rev. Fr. Clement Ebii; (Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara diocese) .
An amazing breeze of joy engulfed the hearts of 168 seminarians of The Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri as their long awaited matriculation into Imo Sate University Owerri finally came to limelight. The ceremony which attracted a lot of guests, family and friends of the matriculants began with the Eucharistic celebration at the Seminary’s Main Chapel at exactly 10am presided over by Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Dimkpa. Read more...
2015 CHRISTMAS CANTATA!!!
The Seat of Wisdom Seminary Christmas Cantata held on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at the Seminary Auditorium was on many lips as the much touted event attracted many choirs, musical lovers both within and outside Owerri metropolis, members of the Academia, traditional rulers, the military and paramilitary, priests and religious, institutions of both higher and lower learning and not less than five different choirs to the event. Read more…
MEN OF ORDER ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES WEEKEND IN GRANDSTYLE
The M.O.D (Men of Order and Discipline, Seat of Wisdom Chapter) week end held on Saturday November 2015 at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, Imo State (Nigeria) attracted lots of dignitaries from far and wide as the Order presented awards, elevated members to various ranks while thrilling expectant onlookers with well tailored parades.Read more...
THE WISDOM FAMILY CELEBRATES BISHOP UGORJI’S EPISCOPAL ANNIVERSARY
His Excellency Most Rev. Lucius Iwujuru Ugorji is undoubtedly a towering personality not just as a strong voice in Nigeria’s political arena but also as a good shepherd in Umuahia diocese, Nigeria and beyond. Little wonder the happiness and excitement that eclipsed the celebration of his 25 years Episcopal anniversary at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri Imo State on Saturday 21st Nov., 2015. Features of the event were Holy Mass in the seminary main Chapel and a grand reception at the seminary refectory. Read more...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER WISDOM @ 30!!! (Founded: 15th November 1985)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! MOTHER WISDOM IS 30 TODAY
Saturday, November 14, 2015 ushered in a beehive of festivity at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Ulakwu, Owerri Imo state as she welcomed past formators, alumni, teachers and both academic and non academic staff to the grand celebration of the 30th anniversary of the seminary that was founded since 1985 with 102 students. click here to download Msgr. T. Okere's homily
RECTOR’S ADDRESS TO THE SEMINARIANS ON THE RESUMPTION DAY 07 October 2015
My dear Seminarian,
The Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri has opened her doors for a new academic and formation year 2015/2016. We are happy to receive you here either as an old student or new student. It is wonderful that you are here. I thank God for his graces working in you and through you. May these graces continue to guide and nurture you. May you continue to respond to these graces through your docility to the formation process....click here
The Seminary Main Chapel side view
FOLLOW THE SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY ON THE HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS...
WISDOM FAMILY HOSTS PROF. VIOLA ONWULIRI IN A GRANDSTYLE
Sunday, 7June, 2015 was the grand reception of the former minister of Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri at Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri with a resounding celebration as the seminary community went agog for a true and virtuous Catholic who has worked tireless in the promoting and supporting the seminaries in Owerri Ecclesiastical Province. The celebration started with a Holy Mass at 11:00 am presided by Most Rev. Gregory Ochiagha (Bishop Emeritus, Catholic Diocese of Orlu) with the seminary community at the Main Chapel. Read more...
The Seminary appreciates Prof. Viola Onwuliri
Pro-Lifers on Save Life Campaign in the seminary compound
Saturday, 16th May 2015, was another weekend for the Wisdom Prolife Movement of Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri. This marked her 20th Annual Weekend celebrated in a grand style. The ceremony started with a Holy Mass at the Seminary Main Chapel by 9.00pm which featured Rev. Fr. Dr. Ben. Agumanu as the principle celebrant and Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Ibe (Moderator) as co-celebrant.click here...
2015 ONOI WEEKEND
Saturday, 9 May, 2015 witnessed a profound cultural expression and appreciation of the Igbo language by the members of the Otu Nhazi Obaokwu Igbo (ONOI) of The Seat of Wisdom Seminary Chapter. Being the 20th anniversary of the association, the event took a dual facet. The first phase commenced with the celebration of the Holy Mass at the Seminary’s Main Chapel at about 9.40 am. Representing the Arch Bishop, Rev. Fr, Dr. Innocent Osuagwu presided over the Mass. click here
The ONOI group after the Holy Mass
NAPS WEEKEND CELEBRATION 2015
Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri played host to representatives from her sister seminaries and philosophers from other institutions within the state on the occasion of her 2015 NAPS Weekend celebration, held on Saturday 1st March, 2015. Read more...click
Download some of the events of the Holy Week Celebrations:
Ash Wednesday: Reflection by Rev. Fr. Patrick Osekwu... click to download...
Palm Sunday: Homily: By Rev. Fr. Dr. Uchenna C. Okpalaunegbu...click here... For the Commentary... click here
Holy Thursday:Homily by Rev. Fr. Dr. Uzochukwu J. Njoku....click here For the Commentary click here...
Good Friday:Homily... click here for the commentary click here
SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY HOSTS HER 2015 NACATHS WEEKEND
Joy flowing like a river sprang up in the hearts of the entire members of the wisdom family with the event of the 2015 NACATHS weekend. For the first year students of theology, it was a lovely opportunity to be formally inducted into the NACATHS association.
The ceremony commenced at about 10.20am in the seminary auditorium with the opening prayer which was said by Rev. Fr. Dr. Okechukwu Ani CMF. After the seminary anthem, the Vice Rector 1 immediately made an opening remark with which he welcomed all and sundry to the event. He hinted on the academic paper to be presented and then officially declared the ceremony open.Read more...
Prof. Anthony Onyeocha presenting his paper during the NACATHS Weekend
Behold the Tu Es priests and the seminary formators after the Mass
TU ES VISIT OF 2013/2014 PRIESTS
It was really a remarkable home-coming for our recently ordained priests to Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary. Memories of this day will always remain green in the mind-set of the entire wisdom family as she heartily welcomed her priests to their Alma Mater. The occasion was kick-started with a novelty match between the priests and the fourth year theologians of the seminary. The match recorded a goal-less draw as the fans of both teams sent their hallows into the air. Read more...
Tu Es priests blessing the seminary formators
SEAT OF WISDOM FAMILY CELEBRATES FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS CANTATA
By 4.50 pm on Monday, 8th December 2014 the seminary community with high personages and institutions’ choir had a memorable Christmas Carol.The carol which was held at the seminary’s auditorium was introduced by the Master of the Ceremony, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dimkpa. He spoke of the meaning and advent of Carol. Earlier on before the introduction, the students stood up to welcome the first Rector of the seminary (Mons. Theophilius Okere) and the Rector of the seminary (Rev. Fr. Dr. J. U. Njoku) and other priests present at the maiden occasion...click to read more
The Seminary Main Choir entertaining the audience
WISDOM FAMILY HONOURS MONS RICHARD ONWANIBE @ 50
Thursday, 20th November, 2014 was a great celebration in the seminary as Mons. Richard Onwanibe was warmly received and celebrated by Seat of Wisdom family as he marked 50 years in the priestly ministry. The celebration began at 6:15 am with the Eucharistic celebration at the Seminary Main Chapel. After the Mass, the jubilee celebration was further extended to the audirotorium which featured a round table colloquium and the presentation of papers and other reception galore … read more...
WISDOM FAMILY CELEBRATES ALUMNI DAY @ 29
Saturday, 15th November, 2014 was a memorable day at Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Owerri as she marks the Alumni Day together with 29th Anniversary since her inception as a senior seminary. The ceremony commenced with the 10:00 am Holy Mass at the Seminary Main Chapel with dignitaries such as the community of formators, priests and lay alumni and from different parts of the world back to their Alma Mater.Read more...
the Alumni with the seminary formators after Mass
B.D and B.Phil Degree Exams Results are out!!! Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri happily congratulates her students who particpated in the 2014/2015 B.D and B.Phil Degree Examinations for their excellent and meritorous results. Bravo! Candidates are to check the Academic Dean's Office for further information.
SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY HAD 129 MATRICULATED!
THE SEMINARY LIGHTENED FOR CHRISTMAS IN GRAND STYLE
On Monday 8th December 2014, Seat of Wisdom Seminary had her first ever Christmas Carol. The celebration which was rightly honoured by the IMSU chaplaincy choir, Alvan choir and other choral groups....details here
2014/2015SOLEMN OPENING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
It was yet another eventful day at the seminary, as His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Ekuwem, The Archbishop of Calabar and the Metropolitan of Calabar Ecclesiastical province on the 24th day of October 2014, officially opened the academic year of 2014/15. The ceremony started at the eve of 24th. The opening of the academic year is an annual tradition always done by the seminary, to mark the official opening of the year.. click here for more information
The Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Ekuwem with the Formators and Superiors of congregations
SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY HOSTS REGIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF WEST AFRICA (RECOWA, CERAO) MEETING 2014
Monday, 3rd March was the arrival of the rectors from the various seminaries of the English and French countries in West Africa at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria as they joined the seminary community in the solemn vespers. The meeting which was slated to hold from 3rd-7th of March 2014. Read more...
The Archbishop, Most Rev. Anthony J. Obinna and Bishop Mike Apochi pose with the Regional Rectors of West Africa after Mass
HIS EXCELLENCY, GOV. PETER OBI OF ANAMBRA STATE DONATES A 30 SEATERS BUS TO SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY OWERRI, IMO STATE.
Sunday, 2nd March 2014 was marked with great jubilation in the seminary community as the Rector; Rev. Fr. Dr. Uzochukwu J. Njoku announced the arrival of a new brand (30 Seaters) bus donated by His Excellency, Gov. Peter Obi, (Executive Governor of Anambra State) to Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, Imo State.click here...
The Archbishop, Most Rev. Anthony J. Obinna blesses the new bus donated by Gov. Peter Obi
The New Father's House
THE OPENING OF THE NEW FATHER’S HOUSE
The evening of 28th of February 2014 witnessed the birth and blessing of a new structure at this great institution of learning, by the Metropolitan of Owerri province, Most Rev. Dr. AJV Obinna. continue here
THE PRIESTS WITH THE FORMATORS
TU ES VISIT OF 2013 SETS OF PRIESTS TO SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY
It was an eventful day at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, a moment of homecoming for the newest priests of the province who paid a traditional visit to their alma mater. Tu es, as it was popularly called is an annual visit, of the newest priests of the province, to Seat of Wisdom Seminary, as a showcase of gratitude and appreciation to the seminary, their alma mater,continue reading
BEHOLD OUR NEWEST PRIESTS
ANNUAL FORMATORS BISHOPS MEETING HELD ON 22ND JANUARY, 2014.
Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014 marked the annual meeting of the Formators with the Proprietors of the seminary. the meeting merges the two campuses of the Wisdom family, Seat of Wisdom Owerri and Seat of Wisdom Umuahia. Read more...
NEW YEAR VISIT OF REV. FR. PROF. JOHN O. EGBULEFU TO SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY OWERRI
Wednesday 8, January, 2014 marked the courtesy new year visit of the Founder of the Congregation of Christ the Emmunuel, Rev. Fr. Prof. John. O. Egbulefu to Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, and he was warmly recieved by the college of formators and seminarians.Read more...
REV. FR. DR PATRICK AMADI CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PRIESTLY ORDINATION
Rev. Fr. Dr. Patrick Amadi is a priest from the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri. He hails from Amatta in Ikeduru L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria.
WISDOM FAMILY CELEBRATES TRIO-CELEBRATION SILVER JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY
Sunday, 17th November, 2013 witnessed another thrilling celebration of a trio-silver jubilee celebration of the seminary of our cherished seminary formators at Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary Owerri. The celebration was coloured with fascinating spirit filled festive galore as the whole nook and cranny of the seminary testifies this joyous celebration. click here for more information
FR. LUKE NDUBUISI CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION
The thanksgiving Mass on the 9th of November, 2013 took its brightest colour at exactly 11:30 am at St. Anne’s Parish Ahieke as Rev. Fr. Dr. Luke Ndubuisi celebrated his 25th year of working in the Lord’s vineyard, with many concelebrating priests who were ushered in with a solemn processional click for full details
The Wisdom Family hosts Owerri Provincial Colloquium in Celebration of the Year of Faith
It was a great of occasion of intellectual banquet that featured the who is who in Owerri Province in the sole act of harvesting the riches of faith bequeathed to us fifty years ago in the Vatican Council II. The program which was well attended both on representative and personal basis by clergy and lay people of the six dioceses that make up the Owerri Catholic province started at exactly 9:30am with the opening prayer by the Vice Rector of Seat of Wisdom major seminary Owerri, Rev. Fr. Dr. E Ekweke, click here for other details
His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna delivering the keynote address
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