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 120 Residential Students, and 22 Day Students, which includes both private students and those from the surrounding religious formation houses.

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Homily on St. Vianney Feast – Vespers

Homily on St. Vianney Feast – Vespers

Feast of St. John May Vianney – Vespers: 3 August 2015 With…
St. John Vianney Celebration 2015

St. John Vianney Celebration 2015

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FAREWELL FINAL YEARS 2015

FAREWELL FINAL YEARS 2015

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Saint John Vianney Celebrates Palm Sunday

Saint John Vianney Celebrates Palm Sunday

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CELEBRATES PALM SUNDAY Last Sunday 29th of March St.…
Inauguration of New Academic Year 2015

Inauguration of New Academic Year 2015

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Installation of Acolytes

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At a solemn celebration of Mass on 29 October 2014, 15 students…
Graduation 2014

Graduation 2014

On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, SJV Seminary held its sixth Graduation Ceremony…
SJV visits Blessed Isadore Bankanja Parish!

SJV visits Blessed Isadore Bankanja Parish!

On 12 October 2014, members of the Seminary Community went on a…
Public Lecture at SJV!

Public Lecture at SJV!

On Monday, 6 October 2014 at 15h00, the SJV community were delighted…
Visit from Holy Family Parish, Spruitview

Visit from Holy Family Parish, Spruitview

On Sunday, 5 October 2014, SJV Staff and Students were welcomed members…
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