Events of the past make up our history for today. Our present activities will form the materials for history tomorrow while the experiences of the future will turn out eventually to be history on the making. So is life full of historical facts and experiences that may not just be taken for granted due to the effects they have on general human events and actions. St. Mary’s seminary has passed these various stages from the inception and right now, after a little above fifty years of her existence, the story must be enormous but makes an interesting reading as a history. Among the many individuals that left their footprints on the sands of this seminary, these personalities are to be remembered in a unique way.
1. Bishop J.B. Whelan (Owerri Diocese) that sent Rev. Fr. Thornton as the first Rector.
2. Giovani Cardinal Battista Montini (Later Pope Paul VI) that helped in funding the seminary for the completion of its initial building.
3. Bishop G. O. Ochiagha brought in a feeder seminary Bonus Pastor Seminary, Osina in 1982.
4. The Rectors: Rev. Fr. J. T. Thornton as the pioneer rector (1961 – (1966), Rev. Fr. C.U.… Continue reading