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 […]

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 […]

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 […]