If you are in high school or college (age 16-24) and have ever considered the priesthood, you might be wondering about your next steps.
The priests and seminarians at Saint John Vianney College Seminary invite you to take a closer look at seminary life. Beginning on Thursday night and concluding Saturday morning, a Vianney Visit offers an ideal look into our spiritual, academic, and fraternal life.
There is nothing like visiting SJV yourself. You will hear testimonies from current seminarians, attend spiritual conferences with SJV priests, pray with the community, and tour the University of St. Thomas. You may also have the option to meet individually with priests on staff or the rector. And, you won’t leave without having some fun!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no Vianney Visit weekends scheduled for Fall 2020.
Interested seminarians should contact their diocesan Vocations Director to learn more about life as a college seminarian and the application process.
Typical Vianney Visit Schedule
4:00-6:30 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
5:20 p.m. Marian Procession
5:35 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Mass
8:00 p.m. Seminarian Testimonials
9:00 p.m. Rosary
6:30 a.m. Holy Hour
7:30 a.m. Mass
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Conferences
10:00 a.m. Attend a Class on Campus
11:00 a.m. Campus Tours
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Sports/Activities
2:45 p.m. Individual Meetings with Priests/Rector
3:45 p.m. Conferences
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
5:15 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Games or Movie
9:00 a.m. Holy Hour
10:00 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. Depart
Guests are divided into two tracks for spiritual conferences and one-on-one meetings with staff priests. Track 1 is for high school sophomores and juniors; Track 2 is for high school seniors and older.
- Business casual clothes for Mass.
- Gym clothes for open gym.
- A sleeping bag and pillow if you are not traveling by air.
- An open mind and an open heart.
- A signed SJV Photo Release for Minors Form OR a signed SJV Photo Permission Form (for 18+).
There is no charge for the event and all meals are provided.
Please note: During normal food preparation at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, cooking utensils, equipment, and preparation areas are shared. As a result, SJV cannot guarantee that any food item is completely free of allergens (egg, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat). If you have an extreme food allergy, we recommend you bring your own food to eat during your Vianney Visit weekend. Limited gluten free food options are available at each meal. Some meals are eaten at the University of St. Thomas. Please visit their Dining Services page for more information.
Please contact your Vocation Director first to let him know of your interest in a Vianney Visit weekend.
Call: (651) 358-3368