Installation of Lectors

Installation of Lectors

Believe what you proclaim. These are the words that were used by the Presider, Right Reverend Bishop Duncan Tsoke, Auxilary of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg during the installation of Lectors at St John Vianney Seminary. The Installation took place on Wednesday 17 May 2017 and was marked by beautiful singing from the SJV Choir and […]

Admission to candidacy 2017

Admission to candidacy 2017

Come and see: because he has called you by name With a colorful celebration in the main chapel of St John Vianney seminary Pretoria, on the 14th of February 2017, we witnessed yet another auspicious celebration of acceptance into the candidacy of the holy catholic priesthood of the first year theology class. Candidacy is a […]

Meeting Pope Francis: A Dream Come True

Meeting Pope Francis: A Dream Come True

The end of June and beginning of July, 2013 was a dream come true for the 10 Seminarians and their Spiritual Father, Fr Jerome Nyathi who found themselves chosen and joining 6000 young people from across the globe for the International Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St Peter, in Rome under the theme ‘I trust […]

Pope Francis’ Address to Seminarians and Novices

Pope Francis’ Address to Seminarians and Novices

On Saturday, 6 July 2013, Pope Francis addressed some 6000 participants, including Seminarians, Novices, and young people on their vocation path, who were taking part in the Year of Faith pilgrimage entitled “I Trust in You” which took place in Rome, 4 – 7 July 2013. In his address Pope Francis encouraged them to make […]

What is Spirituality

By: Fr. Jerome Nyathi Spirituality is a certain ENCOUNTER.  Illustrate with a diag. – the history of salvation; incarnation, OT, NT – ALL are called to this ENCOUNTER. A human being is composed of; Body, Soul and Spirit – This Spirit links us with the SPIRIT (Trinitarian Family). Modern usage of ‘spirituality’covers many things –wrong […]

African Spirituality

Vatican II came to open the windows for fresh air.  In this way it became receptive to other cultures and spiritualities “In Africa this meant an appreciation for spirituality that is integral, building the visible and invisible, life and death, the creator and creation in a mutual embrace ot unity and harmony” The New Dictionary […]

Christian Spirituality

What are the elements of Spirituality Only one Catholic Spirituality with the same elements, differences are found in the emphasis. Negative elements – whatever hinders a love relationship with God, neighbour, self, creation and nature.  St. Paul talks about dying to self Positive elements – Die to self and live to God, love of God […]

Patristic Period

By: Fr. Jerome Nyathi The Apostolic Fathers The writings of the apostles were an authentic record of the teaching of Christ and also the works of the earliest Christian writers called the Apostolic Fathers (the earliest Christian writers) were a transmission of the teaching of the apostles. The Apostolic Fathers had (for the most part), […]

Spirituality of the Gospel Writers

By: Fr. Jerome Nyathi   Spiritual formation in Matthew Singleminded commitment is demanded (4,10 cf. Deut 6,4ff). Either God or mammon (6,24).  Singlemindedness demands some ascetic dimension, for example, bodily control is important like fasting.  Note that there is time for fasting and eating.  People cannot fast while the bridegroom is still with them. Singlemindedness […]