The Saint John Vianney College Seminary (SJV) at the University of St. Thomas is a four-year college seminary whose mission is “to foster the seeds of a priestly vocation and prepare young men for the major seminary through a life of prayer, conversion, study, formation, fraternity, service, and apostolic zeal.” SJV fosters a community of young men who are devoted to pursuing the Lord and growing in a deeper relationship with Him every day, both individually and through fraternity. It is the largest college seminary in the United States.
Saint John Vianney seminarians receive an outstanding foundation in Philosophy and Theology. A four-year program of spiritual conferences and individual spiritual direction help them grow strong in their Catholic faith and vocational discernment. What makes SJV unique is their loyalty to the four pillars of formation which act as a solid foundation for their experience in college seminary: human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. This focus is combined with the educational resources of the University of Saint Thomas to create an experience which fully equips these men with the tools necessary to feel confident taking the next step in their discernment as major seminarians when the time comes.
SJV seminarians are able to receive a full college and seminary experience in part, due to the generous gifts made by those who donate to the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation. Saint John Vianney College Seminary is one of the CSAF’s 17 Collective Ministries and in 2016, we hope to donate $300,000 in order to cover room and board for the seminarians of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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