Visit the Seminary

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.

To schedule a personal visit, please contact your vocations director.

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 rectorAnd, you won’t leave without having some fun!  

November 18-20, 2021

February 17-19, 2022

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.  

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 Vocations Director first to let him know of your interest in a Vianney Visit weekend.  

Call: (651) 358-3368  


Click here to register! 

Young men discerning seminary life will stay overnight at SJV. Parents in town for a visit have plenty of accommodation options to choose from, including several close to the University of St. Thomas.

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