This means that all diocesan priests receive their training in philosophical studies in this institute. The Seminary is situated about 15 kilometers from the centre of Kabwe town. St. Augustine’s Major Seminary is situated within the ecclesiastical boundaries of the recently created Kabwe diocese.
This Major Seminary was established on 15 August, 1973. The structure used to be a Minor Seminary which was established in 1956. Thus, the buildings are old and require a lot of attention so as to respond to needs of a Major Seminary.
St. Augustine’s Major Seminary offers a two-year Diploma program of Philosophical and Religious Studies. These studies lead to a four year degree study of Theology at the Theologicum - St. Dominic’s Major Seminary. As a National Philosophical Seminary, it caters for all the Eleven (11) Arch/Dioceses in Zambia.
These are: Chipata, Kabwe, Kasama, Livingstone, Lusaka, Mansa, Monze, Mongu, Mpika, Ndola and Solwezi.
“We are grateful for the help you have given us. This has enabled us do the works for which the monies were applied for.
Here are the pictures for the work that has been done, both for the renovation of the Chapel, and for the replacement of the asbestos water pipes in our seminary.”
In 2019 the Society of St. Peter the Apostle contributed to the training of 90 seminarians and the support of 9 formators.