St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto

Rector’s Welcome

On the joyful occasion of the Centenary year of St. Augustine’s Seminary, I extend to you the sincerest greetings of our entire community, and welcome you to learn more about our mission and Programs of study in the pages that follow.

Our primary goal at St. Augustine's Seminary is the formation of candidates to the Diocesan Priesthood for the Roman Catholic Church in English-speaking Canada.  At the same time, we are proud to offer Programs of study for the formation of candidates to the Permanent Diaconate, as well as a variety of degrees and diplomas of interest to lay men and women, and members of religious orders. Our Lay Spiritual Formation Program continues to offer excellent opportunities for spiritual formation to complement our academic programs.

St. Augustine's is authorized by the Holy See's Congregation of Catholic Education to confer the Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology. We are, at the same time, among the founding members of the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto, and are proud to continue our commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence in theological studies within a context of ecumenical dialogue.

Many centuries ago, St. Augustine wrote: Inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te. ("Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee").  Augustine, ever the psychologist, expresses the perennial truth that, ultimately, the human heart has been created for God, and that the deepest strivings of the human heart find their fulfillment in God and in the spiritual life.

As we begin a new Century of service in the era of the New Evangelization, we renew our commitment to do our part to prepare “labourers to enter the Lord's harvest”, both men and women who are committed to addressing the religious and spiritual aspirations of “the Church in the modern world”.

If we may be of help to you in your journey, or if you should have any questions, we would welcome gladly the opportunity to talk with you.

Pax Christi,

Reverend Monsignor A. Robert Nusca, President-Rector

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