St John Vianney Seminary NPC, Pretoria, South Africa

St. John Vianney Seminary NPC (Registered as a Non-Profit Company 037-914 NPC) is an institution of the Catholic Church in South Africa which provides for the education and training for ministers of the Catholic Church, in particular diocesan priests. It is an institution of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), overseen by that body’s Seminaries’ Commission.

St John Vianney Seminary NPC is both a training facility and a house of formation. As a training facility, it is registered with the Department of Education through the Council for Higher Education as a private provider of higher education, under the Higher Education Act, 1997 with the Registration Certificate Number 2000/HE08/007. Four qualifications are duly registered with the same authorities, namely the Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology (Honours). 
As a house of formation, St John Vianney Seminary NPC provides for the human growth and development of students in the spiritual, pastoral and communal spheres.

Currently, there are 125 residential students, and 23 day students, which includes both private students and those from the surrounding religious formation houses.

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Mid-Year Retreats

Mid-Year Retreats

Called, Chosen, Consecrated and Sent! As has been the tradition of the…
They Come Back …. Full of Joy!

They Come Back …. Full of Joy!

A permanent feature of the SJV Formation Programme is the Pastoral Internship…
The Opening and Blessing of the New St John XXIII Residence at SJV

The Opening and Blessing of the New St John XXIII Residence at SJV

On 9 June 2014 the newly constructed residential complex on the SJV…
Public Lecture at SJV

Public Lecture at SJV

On 22 May 2014, Fr Peter-John Pearson of the SACBC Parliamentary Office…
Installation of the Lectors

Installation of the Lectors

On the 14th of May 2014, at St John Vianney Seminary, we…
SJV Bids Farewell to Final Year Students

SJV Bids Farewell to Final Year Students

On the 30th of April 2014, the community of St John Vianney…
Holy Week 2014 at SJV!

Holy Week 2014 at SJV!

The Celebration of Easter marks the high point in our Christian Calendar.…
Spiritual Conferences at SJV

Spiritual Conferences at SJV

As part of the Spiritual Formation Programme at St John Vianney Seminary…
Diski ya majita … SJV  Soccer Final!

Diski ya majita … SJV Soccer Final!

After a long build-up in the inter-sports games in the seminary, the…
Students awarded for Best Articles in SJV Magazine!

Students awarded for Best Articles in SJV Magazine!

In November 2013, SJV produced the 7th Edition of its Magazine, titled…
SJV remembers the late Fr Stanley Setlakala Masilompana

SJV remembers the late Fr Stanley Setlakala Masilompana

It was with great sadness that the Staff and Students received the…
The Sacred Heart Sodality of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg Visits SJV!

The Sacred Heart Sodality of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg Visits SJV!

On Sunday of the 16th of March 2014, St John Vianney Seminary…
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