Vision (of the Institute was stated as) “Giving to students a reflective and critical knowledge of the mystery of man, the world and God in preparation for the Theological studies”.
Mission (of the Institute was stated as) Philosophical seminary offering initial academic preparation aiming at catholic priesthood”.
Philosophical basis: (on which the institute was founded was stated as) “a human being, through learning can become responsible of himself and be helpful to others”.
The Consolata Missionaries in Kenya, following the directives of the Congregation for the Evangelization of peoples and the encouragement of the AMECEA Conference (Lusaka 1970), decided to start the construction of their own Seminary.
In 1970 the recruiting of African Candidates for Religious Missionary Priesthood began.
The building of the residence (near to St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Langata) was started in 1971 and in 1972 part of it was ready. The Philosophy students began attending classes at the nearby Kenya National Diocesan Major Seminary, but in 1974 it became necessary to have classes and other facilities for Consolata students, since the Philosophical course of the National Seminary was transferred to Mabanga, in Bungoma District.
Thus a two–year course in Philosophy was set up at Consolata Seminary, ending with the award of a Diploma in philosophy and Religious Studies. <