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 […]

St. John Vianney Seminary Celebrates Patronal feast

The celebration of the vespers of the feast of St. John Vianney. The feast of St John Vianney is marked by a solemn celebration of the vespers on the evening preceding it. This year the vespers were characterized by excellence. The celebration was well prepared for, from the singing of the psalms to the meal […]

FAREWELL FUNCTION

FAREWELL FUNCTION

Farewell Celebration of Frs. Nhlanhla Mchunu, Thabiso Ledwaba, and Clement Senekane On a gloomy Tuesday evening, the 14th of June, one of the coldest, the seminary bade farewell to Frs Nhlanhla Mchunu, Thabiso Ledwaba, and Clement Senekane, who are sadly leaving the seminary this semester to go back to parish work.  The mass was celebrated […]

FINAL YEARS FAREWELL

FINAL YEARS FAREWELL

Farewell, Brothers in the Final Year On Thursday evening, 28 April 2016, the community of St John Vianney Seminary bade farewell to the final year brothers who have almost completed their formation. Figuratively speaking, one foot is already outside the door. The only thing that awaits them is their final comprehensive theological examinations for which […]

PUBLIC LECTURE

PUBLIC LECTURE

Public Lecture on the Missionary and Prophetic Natures: Local Parish Application We were very fortunate on Thursday 21 April 2016, to receive an alumnus at Saint John Vianney Seminary for our First Semester Public Lecture. Rev Fr. Dr. Dikosti William Mofokeng, of the Diocese of Bethlehem, has become a model and erudite scholar on pastoral […]

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW RECTOR

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW RECTOR

The Installation of the Very Reverend Father Paul Manci as Rector and Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders, 17th February 2016 By: Vincent de Comarmond The 17th of February 2016 saw no less than two Archbishops and four Bishops grace St John Vianney National Seminary for the installation of Fr Paul Manci as the rector […]