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 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.   […]

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 […]

Farewell Speech By Fr. Nhlanhla

Farewell Speech By Fr. Nhlanhla

Colleagues, guests, brothers and sisters, good evening. Instead of giving a farewell speech, I have decided to pay special attention to seminarians. My topic therefore is: Future Priests: Prospects and challenges. Joyce Rupp, in her book titled “Praying our Goodbyes” rightfully contends that goodbyes are part and parcel of the human predicament. She asks a […]

SACRED HEART FROM EASTERN DEANERY VISIT THE SEMINARY

SACRED HEART FROM EASTERN DEANERY VISIT THE SEMINARY

First visit of the year: a bliss to seminarians, formators and visitors. The seminary was blessed with the visitation of the Sacred Heart solidarity from the East deanery in the archdiocese of Pretoria. It is from such visitations that the seminary becomes lively and revived. Any visitation of this kind radiates the love and support […]

Homily on St. Vianney Feast – Vespers

Homily on St. Vianney Feast – Vespers

Feast of St. John May Vianney – Vespers: 3 August 2015 With this evening hymn of praise, we give thanks to God for all the blessings he has bestowed on us in the past year. We also present our prayers and petition to him for the coming year, hoping and praying that the Lord who […]

Spiritual Conferences at SJV

Spiritual Conferences at SJV

As part of the Spiritual Formation Programme at St John Vianney Seminary a bi-monthly Spiritual Conference is presented to Staff and Students in the SJV Chapel. On 10 April 2014, one of the Priests on the Formation Staff, Fr Nhlanhla Mchunu presented a Conference, titled, “Commitment to Christ”. Read below the text of the talk […]

Academic Convocation

Academic Convocation

On Friday, 14 February 2014, all registered students together with members of staff gathered in the hall for an Academic Convocation. After the opening formalities, the Registrar, Fr Richard April, in welcoming especially the new students, reminded the students to submit correct information in order to complete their Registration. He reminded the gathering that our […]

Reflections Given at Holy Hour by Fr Nhlanhla Mchunu

Reflections Given at Holy Hour by Fr Nhlanhla Mchunu

Each Tuesday evening, the Priest on duty conducts a Holy Hour wherein he usually gives a Spiritual reflection relevant to the Priests and Students in attendance. Please read below 2 such reflections given by Fr Nhlanhla Mchunu, the first one titled, “The Priest as a Pastor”, followed by another titled, “The Mystery of the Eucharist”. […]