Vincentian Efforts in the Formation of Ilonggo Clergy (1869-1901)
Jomarie Delgado
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This article attempts at a historical inquiry into subsequent Vincentian efforts to form the Ilonggo clergy between 1869 and 1901. The time-frame marked their arrival, subsequent establishment and progress of the Seminario de San Vicente Ferrer in Jaro, Iloilo. Vincentian efforts during the period set in place important elements of seminary formation. The systematic and multi-faceted approach to formation of the clergy of the Vincentians, under the Congregation of the Mission in the Philippines, proved to be decisive and significant in the formation of the Ilonggo clergy and could provide lessons to present-day challenges in the continuing formation of the Filipino clergy.

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