St Pius College
Address : Aarey Road Goregaon (East) Mumbai 400063
Website : http://sites.google.com/site/stpiusxcollege/about-us/history
About St Pius College
As far back as 1770, a first attempt to train local clergy in Bombay was made by its Apostolic Vicar. From that time until 1930, teething troubles, interruptions, changes of location, administration and Staff marred subsequent attempts. Finally, Archbishop Joaquim Lima decreed the establishment of a Seminary for Bombay in Parel under the patronage of St Anthony of Lisbon and St Francis Xavier and entrusted it to the Jesuits. He inaugurated it on 13th June, 1936 with Fr. J. Valls sj as its first Rector. This milestone marks the inception of a stable and flourishing Diocesan Seminary. Within two decades, the number of seminarians swelled so rapidly that the existing facilities became woefully inadequate. In 1953, the ‘Pilgrim House’ at Mount Mary’s Bandra was converted into a ‘Theological College’ for the Seminary, an interim measure.
In July 1960, renamed as ‘St Pius the Tenth College’, the Seminary’s large new campus in verdant Goregaon East became operational. The official inauguration was held on 5th October 1960, in the presence of high ecclesiastical and civil dignitaries and a large multitude of clergy, religious and laity. The Seminary and the Archdiocese owe a debt of eternal gratitude to Valerian Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay from 1950-1978 for bringing to well planned and executed fruition what he termed ‘the first major project of my episcopate’. The Seminary’s impressive and aesthetic façade, lobby in Italian marble, large Chapel with stained glass windows, ample lecture halls and living rooms, well equipped kitchen and many other facilities continue to be admired and appreciated by residents and visitors fifty years on.
Courses offered by St Pius College
|Bachelor of Commerce|
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