The Lorenzo Mission Institute was established in 1987 by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin, D.D., who was the Archbishop of Manila that time. His primordial intention and mission was to intensify, continue and develop more the Filipino-Chinese Apostolate which was begun by Bishop Domingo de Salazar, OP, the first Bishop of Manila during the 16th century Spanish mission in the Philippines.
Domingo Salazar, O.P., the first Bishop of Manila initiated the vision of the new apostolate in the 16th century Spanish mission in the Philippines. Then, the Chinese priests during the middle of the 20th century built parishes, schools, and hospitals that ushered a new springtime in the Filipino-Chinese Apostolate and directed its continuous pastoral progress. Today, the seminary is a continuing sign of a vibrant missionary animation and awareness in the Philippines where the formation of young missionaries for missio ad gentes is realized. It is for this missionary vision that the Lorenzo Mission Institute was born.
Jaime Cardinal Sin
Founder of the Lorenzo Mission Institute in1987
Msgr. John Su
First Rector of the Lorenzo Mission Institute
John Paul II
The first pope to visit the Lorenzo Mission Institute
Msgr. Paul Lu, PME
First Superior of the Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society