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Formation

Seminary Formation

Saint John Vianney College Seminary is known for its academic rigor, sound formation and faithfulness to the teachings of the Catholic Church. With the four dimensions of formation as our foundation — human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral — SJV seminarians discern their vocation to the priesthood while devoting their gifts and energy to God’s will for their future. Combined with the educational resources of the University of St. Thomas, seminarians receive a full college and seminary experience.

Priest Staff

There are seven full-time priests on staff who are committed to the formation of our seminarians. They represent a variety of sending dioceses and received their formation at The Saint Paul Seminary (St. Paul, MN), the Pontifical North American College (Rome), Mundelein Seminary (Chicago), and Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit), bringing a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to the formation program at SJV. Our priest staff receives training and regularly contributes to the programs at the Institute for Priestly Formation and the Seminary Formation Council.

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