INSTALLATION OF ACOLYTES – 2015

INSTALLATION OF ACOLYTES – 2015

Installation of the Acolytes On the 28th October 2015, the seminary celebrated the Installation of Acolytes. A seminarian is usually installed as an Acolyte at the end of his second year of Theology. This is in preparation for his six months Pastoral Internship which begins in the third year of Theology. To improve the experience […]

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2015

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2015

Graduation, 21st October 2015 The graduation ceremony of the 21st of October 2015 was one that will live on, undying, in the minds and heart of the graduands, their guests and families. It is important to remember, however, that the day of the graduation, as important as it was, was nothing more than the metaphorical […]

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION 2015

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION 2015

Student’s Elections Seminary formation aims to develop the human person in different spheres of life. One of those elements involves forming one to be a good leader in the future. It may be difficult to define exactly what “right” is, but a leader who is ethical is not afraid to do what they truly believe […]

REFLECTION FROM THE BEATIFICATION

REFLECTION FROM THE BEATIFICATION

Tshitanini, a journey of rediscovery of faith. When thinking back to the journey to Venda one is immediately filled with fond memories of a historical and spiritually significant moment in the life of the Church in Southern Africa and indeed the universal Church. Hearing the announcement of the Beatification of Tshimangadzo Benedict Daswa led one […]

CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATION – 2015

CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATION – 2015

SJV’s inter-cultural day The South Africans have chosen the 9th month of the year, September, to be a heritage month when they remind themselves of their cultural identities. On 11th September, as the community of the Saint John Vianney, a major catholic seminary in the Republic of South Africa, we had our annual inter-cultural day. […]

SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP FOR 2016

PASTORAL INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP FOR 2016 20th year of internship One unique feature of our formation programme is the six months internship programme. This is the programme that takes place in the different home Dioceses of our Students in the country. The seminary department has taken on its shoulders, once again this year, to prepare […]

SEMINARY SPORTS DAY 2015

SEMINARY SPORTS DAY 2015

SJV SPORTS DAY “Mens sana in corpore sano” which means a healthy mind in a healthy body is a maxim one sees in the student gym in our seminary. Yearly we respect this maxim by participating in different sporting activities throughout the year and eventually we have a great sports day event. This year our […]

St. John Vianney Celebration 2015

St. John Vianney Celebration 2015

St. JOHN VIANNEY CELEBRATES PATRONAL FEAST On the 4th of August, Tuesday, St. John Vianney celebrated the feast of its patron saint, St. John Mary Vianney. Present in our celebration was the archbishop emeritus of Pretoria, Archbishop George Daniel, who on the 3rd of August celebrated the 40th episcopal anniversary, and in fact this year, […]

FAREWELL FINAL YEARS 2015

FAREWELL FINAL YEARS 2015

Farewell to the Final Years 2015 On the 29th April the seminary community bade farewell to the final year students. The ceremony was opened by the Eucharistic celebration, celebrated by the Seminary Rector and concelebrated by Seminary formators, Religious student masters and other visiting priests. We had a pleasure of hosting some several visitors who […]

Saint John Vianney Celebrates Palm Sunday

Saint John Vianney Celebrates Palm Sunday

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CELEBRATES PALM SUNDAY Last Sunday 29th of March St. John Vianney Seminary celebrated the Palm Sunday also known as the Passion Sunday. This Solemn celebration commemorates the Christ triumphal entry into Jerusalem before the Passover. It is with such celebration of the passion Sunday that we begin our Holy week. The whole […]