The purpose of the fund is to ensure the five major seminaries in Kenya have the resources they need to carry out their role of training future priests for the Church in Kenya.
The SEF will be responsible for awarding scholarships to all Kenyan seminarians studying for the priesthood in Kenyan national seminaries. The scholarships will cater for tuition and accommodation.
This training for seminarians takes places for a period of 1 year
The students in the seminaries undertake these studies for 3 years
The training for Theology for the seminarians take 4 years to complete
The SEMINARIES ENDOWMENT FUND (SEF) was launched by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2018.
The idea of an endowment fund is to collect funds from different sources and pool them. These funds are then prudently and professionally invested and the investment income is then spent on the purpose for which the fund was created.
The purpose of the SEF is to ensure the five major seminaries in Kenya have the resources they need to effectively and comfortably carry out their role of training future priests for the Church in Kenya.
A seminary is an institution where young men who perceive they are called by God to the priesthood undergo an intense training with the aim of discerning their call more clearly and equipping them with the necessary tools that will enable them live their priestly ministry fruitfully and joyfully.
Annual cost per Student
You can donate to the SEF through these methods
Paybill number: 559980
Account number: [Your ID Number]
Amount: [Your pledge amount]
Bank: Caritas Microfinance Bank
Account Name: KCCB Seminaries Endowment Fund
Account number: 1003086000042
Swift code: CRMFKENA
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(Nicholas Antony Mwituria)
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"The priest is not and must not be a civil servant of the Church. Above all the priest is a man who lives for the spirit for God. This being the case the Seminary is the place where he learns 'to be with Him.'"
Pope John Paul II
"Venerable brethren, there is only one piece of advice that I offer to you: watch over your seminaries and over candidates for the priesthood."
Pope St. Pius X