Holy Week 2014 at SJV!

Holy Week 2014 at SJV!

The Celebration of Easter marks the high point in our Christian Calendar. “Holy Week”, commences with “Palm Sunday”, and continues until the celebration of Easter on the following Sunday. Once again, this marked a week of intensified prayer and spiritual activities at SJV. See below how this week unfolded at SJV in 2014. PALM SUNDAY: […]

Diski ya majita … SJV  Soccer Final!

Diski ya majita … SJV Soccer Final!

After a long build-up in the inter-sports games in the seminary, the final of soccer was played on 2 April 2014. The weather was good and many of the students came to support the teams, and even some of the formators were there to see the talent of the seminarians. The two teams playing in […]

Students awarded for Best Articles in SJV Magazine!

Students awarded for Best Articles in SJV Magazine!

In November 2013, SJV produced the 7th Edition of its Magazine, titled “F&R” (Faith and Reason in Action). This glossy magazine continues to improve with each successive attempt. This time the Magazine Team, convened by Fr Bongani Mbhele, and with Thinky Mabaso as the editor, in order to encourage the students to write articles, decided […]

SJV remembers the late Fr Stanley Setlakala Masilompana

SJV remembers the late Fr Stanley Setlakala Masilompana

It was with great sadness that the Staff and Students received the news that Fr Stanley Masilompana passed away on 13 March after a time of illness. Fr Stanley, from the Archdiocese of Johannesburg, was a visiting lecturer who lectured Canon Law at SJV since 2012. A number of members of staff and students attended […]

Firefighting Workshop

On Tuesday, 25 February 2014, St. John Vianney Seminary organised a one day workshop for firefighters. The workshop was facilitated by an experienced expert from Skills Resource Group. Among the attendees were two formators, namely, Fr. Bongani Mbhele (Dean of Students) and Fr. Nhlanhla Mchunu (General Manager). There was also Ms. Joyce Sibanyoni (Kitchen staff) […]

SJV Officially Inaugurates the New Academic Year!

SJV Officially Inaugurates the New Academic Year!

At a solemn and dignified celebration of Mass in the SJV Chapel on 7 February 2014 at 17h00, the Most Reverend William Slattery, Archbishop of Pretoria, inaugurated the new Academic Year. He was assisted by the President, Fr Molewe Machingoane, the Vice-President, Fr Masilo Selemela, together with Priests on the staff and participating religious communities […]

Missio UK Supports SJV!

Missio UK Supports SJV!

On 22 and 23 March of this year, Monsignor Canon James Cronin, National Director of Missio UK, and his assistant, Mr Danny Curtin, while in South Africa checking on their projects, paid a pastoral visit to St John Vianney Seminary, as we are of course one of the causes which they support. During their stay […]

SJV Honours its “Magnificent 4”!

SJV Honours its “Magnificent 4”!

On 6 November 2013, at a solemn and dignified celebrated of Mass with Archbishop Stephen Brislin, the President of the SACBC presiding, and concelebrated by some 10 Bishops, including Cardinal Wilfred Napier and the Apostolic Nuncio to Southern Africa, Archbishop Mario Roberto Cassari, and a large number of Priests, the Papal Honour of PRO ECCLESIAE […]

Meeting Pope Francis: A Dream Come True

Meeting Pope Francis: A Dream Come True

The end of June and beginning of July, 2013 was a dream come true for the 10 Seminarians and their Spiritual Father, Fr Jerome Nyathi who found themselves chosen and joining 6000 young people from across the globe for the International Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St Peter, in Rome under the theme ‘I trust […]