39 years in the Formation of Students

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600+

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300+

Ordained Priests

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35+

Under Fomration

PATRON
St Joseph Vaz
St Joseph Vaz

Gladsom Home for Students is dedicated to the patronage of St Juze Vaz, Saint of the Soil, who came to Canara in 1681 and served in many parishes for about a decade. His selfless service here is well recognised. He is an inspiration for all the youth who desire to be a follower of Jesus like him.

FORMATION TEAM

Formators are the ones who accompany us so that we become true and are worthy ambassadors of Christ.


Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha

Bishop of Mangalore

Rev. Fr Antony Clany Dsouza

Rector

Rev. Fr Harry D Souza

Spiritual Director

Br Joel Fernandes

Regent

Want to JOIN

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

FOUR FOLD FORMATION

The Minor Seminary of the Diocese of Mangalore is basically a formation house where those who feel inspired to follow Jesus in His mission are given facilities to discern their divine calling. The candidate imbibes the attitude and values of Jesus Christ such as love, compassion, forgiveness and service.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION
INTELECTUAL FORMATION
HUMAN FORMATION
PASTORAL FORMATION

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR FORMEES

"Gladsome was like a sweet home to me, never making me feel far from my actual home. Life there was truly wonderful, with meaningful prayers, delicious food, enjoyable games, and fulfilling work. It played a crucial role in shaping my strength and improving my vocation. Gladsome was the cornerstone of my life's foundation. I am deeply grateful to Gladsome Home for molding me into the person I am today.
Austin Vas
Neermarga
"Gladsom provided me with a nurturing environment, akin to a home away from home, where I had the opportunity to reflect on my life and undergo significant personal and spiritual growth. The individuals I encountered at Gladsom, including Rectors, Spiritual directors, Regent brothers, Maam, and my fellow brothers, played a pivotal role in my journey. This place had a profound and lasting impact on me, helping me become the person I am today.
Ajay Loyed Lobo
Loretto
"Gladsom Home" is indeed a beautiful and cherished place, a true sanctuary where you've built countless memories. It's surrounded by the serene beauty of nature, with lush trees, colorful flowers, and a variety of fruits, making it a truly delightful setting. This home holds a special place in your heart because it's not just a place to live; it's a place where you can find solace, work towards your goals, and create lifelong friendships.
Alwyn Pinto
Indubettu

Inspiring Vocation Stories

Get inspired by the hear-touching stories of our seminarians and priests.

If God has called you, He will take care of you,” are the words that challenged me not to say ‘no’ when I had reached that stage of deciding whether to join the seminary or to decide to continue my life as a bachelor till I discern to get married. 

Norman John Mathias

Kuppepadavu 

As a child I was too much interested to serve the altar from near as an altar boy. Even though I was irregular to my classes but I was regular at the altar to serve. Even I was disappointed when someone snatched my chance yet there were instance where I fought for it. 

Pradeep Rodrigues

Ferar

The vocation to priesthood is a free gift from God, and our duty is to nurture it. My vocation story begins with my early catechism days when I was attracted to the Altar while the priests were celebrating the Eucharist. 

Rikson Monteiro

Manjeshwar

FORMATION IN ACTION

I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love, I Have Called You And You Are Mine

Jeremiah 31:3

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