The Archdiocesan Missionary Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Pretoria was born last 23rd of September 2017, by the will of the Archbishop of Pretoria, His Grace Archbishop William Slattery.
The seminary in Pretoria was formed by a small core of five seminarians from five different nationalities: Matteo, from Rome, Saint Joan Antida Thouret, Mauricio, from El Salvador, Charles, from the Philippines, Roberto from Paraguay and Ronwynne, a vocation of Pretoria. Last February two other seminarians joined this group: Tabuaca , from the Republic of Bati, and Gabriel, from Brazil.
The Rector is Juan Jesus Prats Arolas, Spanish, missionary priest of the Diocese of Rome. God willed that, precisely in a multi ethnic and multicultural country like South Africa, this first seminary was formed from 8 people from 8 different nations.