Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre was founded on the initiatives of the missionaries of Africa, the congregation of Holy cross, the Comboni Missionaries and the Mill Hill Missionaries. The original purpose of the Institute was to provide an adequate philosophical education for the candidates of the Founding Congregations.
To this end, the Institute drew suitably – qualified teaching staff from the Founding Congregations, and sought affiliation with the Pontificia Universita Urbaniana, Rome. In this way, it was hoped that the fledgling Institute would have an external check upon its academic standards, and be united with the centre of the Universal Church.
Initially, the Institute was housed in the convent of the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary, at Rubaga, Jinja, and the students of the Founding Congregations lived and studied together. The official Opening took place on September 23, 1989, in the presence of the then Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Rauber. It was clear from the beginning, however, that the Institute would soon require purpose – built facilities. As the number of candidates recruited by the Founding Congregations increased, it became clear, too, that they would eventually require separate Formation Houses, where their candidates could be trained in keeping with their different charisms.