SJV Installs New Acolytes

SJV Installs New Acolytes

Installation of Acolytes in 2016 Towards that graceful day, Wednesday of the 26th of October 2016, theology II students had been undergoing intense preparations under the watchful eye of Fr Sithathu who made sure that no mistakes were going to be made. The Holy Mass, presided by Right Rev. Bishop Victor Phalana started at 17H00 […]

GRADUATION CEREMONY

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Graduation The former President Thabo Mbeki, in his famous speech ‘I am an African’ reminded the country that glory is something that needs to be pursued. He phrased this in the popular Latin quotation, “Gloria est conscequenda” which means glory must be sought after. On 19th October 2016, St. John Vianney Seminary celebrated one event […]

INTRODUCING THE 2016 – 17 STUDENT COUNCIL

INTRODUCING THE 2016 – 17 STUDENT COUNCIL

Student’s Elections LEADERSHIP IN THE SEMINARY Seminarians must acquire the “skills for effective pastoral leadership. The priest is more a shepherd than a leader, even in in ecclesial documents this ability to be a leader is essential for every seminarian. The priestly formation which is mainly based on the four pillars of formation gives us […]

GRADUATION KEY NOTE ADDRESS

GRADUATION KEY NOTE ADDRESS

Key note address: SJV Graduation, 19 October 2016   Formation of Merciful Pastors in the Context of Amoris Laetitia.   Rev Grand Chancellor, Bishop Dabula Mpako Rev Father Rector, Fr Paul Manci Members of the Faculty of this esteemed seminary Father Bishops, Reverend Priests, Brothers and Sisters Other distinguished guests, students, families and friends.   […]

SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

SJV celebrates 25th anniversary of NYATHI AND ROJAS   1991 is the year that marked a blessing for our two lecturers at St John Vianney, Rev Fr Jerome Nyathi ordained on 05 October and Rev Fr Ibercio Rojas MCCJ ordained on 12 October. Some of us, their students, were not yet born when this two […]

SJV CELEBRATES CULTURAL DAY

SJV CELEBRATES CULTURAL DAY

UNITY IN DIVERSITY Call it Intercultural Day or Heritage Day, the fact remains there is no better place to be on this particular day other than at St. John Vianney Seminary. For the past weeks, different cultural groups were making their preparations for the big celebration. Every group wanted to make sure that they put […]

ASTRONOMY LECTURE

ASTRONOMY LECTURE

Astronomy Lecture at St John Vianney On Tuesday, the 6th of September 2016, St John Vianney Seminary was privileged to play host to UNISA’s Department of Mathematical Sciences which delivered an Astronomy lecture. There were a number of lecturers and staff present from UNISA, with Zolile Mguda delivering the lecture. The lecture first began with […]

SPORTS DAY 2016

SPORTS DAY 2016

ASIDLALENI ‘MAKHEHLA’…OUR 2016 ANNUAL SPORTS DAY Probably the gift that we will always treasure in all our lives is the gift of being childlike, that means the ability to play.  3 September 2016 was a bright sunny day in Pretoria, one could tell as soon as one opened one’s eyes-from the block or from the […]

Public Lecture – Fr. Nyathi’s Contribution

Public Lecture – Fr. Nyathi’s Contribution

Diocesan Priestly Spirituality in service of mercy: A reflection on my Priesthood as I celebrate my silver Jubilee Introduction Thanks to Fr Thanduxolo for kind and generous invite and persistence – only now do I make sense.  Thank you all for coming to participate in this public lecture! We are all familiar with the name […]

NUNCIO

NUNCIO

The Nuncio’s Visit to the Seminary On Sunday, August 21 – the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the Seminary was graced with the visit from the Papal Nuncio, The Most Reverend Peter Wells.  Archbishop Wells was accompanied by Monsignor Kevin Randall, his secretary. Archbishop Wells led us in worship as […]