are a community of men trying to search for and follow
God's will for us. The Seminary of Christ the King offers High School
grades 8 through 12, as well as College and Theology programs.
goal of the Seminary Program is to form spiritual men who are well
prepared for the ministerial priesthood and able to adjust to the
changing needs of the Church. The Seminary of Christ the King in
its Secondary School, Arts, and Theology departments gives special
attention to character and spiritual formation centered on the liturgy
and builds on foundations of faith and reverence laid primarily
in a Christian family. The Seminary is convinced of the advantage
of maturing within a community of like-minded students and of pursuing
priesthood studies in a setting where Church seasons and feasts
help to make real the mysteries of the faith and create a supportive
environment for academic life.
Brief History: The
Seminary of Christ the King was founded in 1931 by Archbishop William
M. Duke of Vancouver. In 1939, with the approval of the Holy See,
the Archbishop entrusted the Seminary to Benedictine monks as a
training center for both diocesan and religious priesthood students.
In 1951 the Seminary opened the Faculty of Theology. The Monastery
was raised to abbatial status in 1953 under the title Westminster
Abbey. In 1966, through its own University Charter, the Seminary
was empowered to grant the Bachelor of Arts degree as well as degrees