Petit Seminaire College Saint Martial

Spiritans, a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation founded in 1703, have been working globally to help the poor and the needy. There are total 43 Spiritans who are connected with the Haitian Foundation of the Congregation of which 12 are ministering within Haiti, 12 others are ministering outside the Island Country and there are 19 seminarians from Haiti who are studying for priesthood.


One of the several ministries of the Spiritans in Haiti is the Petit Séminaire Collège Saint Martial (PSCSM). The Petit Séminaire Collège Saint Martial is located centrally at Port-au-Prince and it is actually a Catholic school that was established in the year 1865. Originally the PSCSM was a petit séminaire or minor seminary meant only for the candidates to priesthood. 7 years after its establishment, College St. Martial started operating as an open school which has, ever since then, provided quality education to several generations of Haitians. From 1865 to date, well over 300 Spiritans missionaries that include brothers and priests, have ministered and worked at the school.

Before the earthquake of January 12, 2010, the Petit Séminaire Collège Saint Martial operated in three sections - Kindergarten consisting of 200 students, primary school consisting of 760 students and secondary school consisting of 800 students. It was also the administrative headquarters in Haiti for the Spiritans as well as a formation center for young seminarians. However, the earthquake badly damaged the Petit Séminaire Collège Saint Martial. The primary section collapsed completely. The chapel was also damaged. The Spiritans of TransCanada created the St. Martial Fund and Earthquake Fund to revive the school as well as to help the entire nation.

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Avlot Quessa says...

My name is Avlot Quessa, a graduate of the 1986 class (Philo 2)and would love to hear from some of my class mates.

My email is legalandmedicaltranslations [at]

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Yves R Jeanty says...

im a student from 1980 at petit seminaire college saint martial im looking for my school and college education scrept please contact me at

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