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Welcome to SVS


St. Victors Seminary was started by the Missionaries of Africa (the White Fathers) in 1946 in Wiaga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
In January 1953, the Staff of the Major Seminary and twelve Major Seminarians were transferred from Wiaga to Tamale, the present site. The transfer was due to the fact that the then one Diocese was transferred from Navrongo to Tamale, the capital town of the then Northern Territories.

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Pope Francis

“The call of God comes to us by means of a mediation which is communal. God calls us to become a part of the Church and, after we have reached a certain maturity within it, He bestows on us a specific vocation. The vocational journey is undertaken together with the brothers and sisters whom the Lord has given to us: it is a con-vocation. The ecclesial dynamism of the call is an antidote to indifference and to individualism. It establishes the communion in which indifference is vanquished by love, because it demands that we go beyond ourselves and place our lives at the service of God’s plan, embracing the historical circumstances of His holy people.”

— Message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Dec. 7, 2015

Human Formation

The purpose of Human Formation is to assist the seminarian in his task of becoming a man of integrity with the personality necessary for priestly ministry in the Church. It “seeks to prepare men to be bridges for, not obstacles to, the spread of the Gospel.” (Program of Priestly Formation, 83)

Spiritual Formation

In the area of spiritual formation, our seminarians seek to grow in their relationship with Christ through prayer and contemplation. In this relationship, they encounter the overwhelming love of God in their lives and share in His merciful compassion.

Intellectual Formation

In the area of intellectual formation, our seminarians seek to deepen their faith through study of the philosophy and theology so that they may authentically proclaim Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life to the faith communities they serve.

Pastoral Formation

Every Sunday during the academic year, seminarians in all campuses participate in supervised apostolate assignments.  Placements include: Parishes (varied cultural experiences), nursing homes, special education schools, hospitals, high schools, and prison.


Your gift to St Victor’s Major Seminary today is the best way to make an immediate and profound impact on today’s priestly formation. Contributions are used to meet the most pressing needs for seminarian education.

Consistent annual giving is the financial lifeblood sustaining the Seminary’s vital mission of forming priests to serve Catholics in the Northern part of Ghana and beyond. Now more than ever, your gift will support our growing number of seminarians.

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