PRIESTS

FOR THE MISSION

THE SAINT JOHN MARY VIANNEY WAY

PRIESTS FOR THE MISSION

How to best assist priests to fully carry out their priesthood in the joy and radiance of their own ministry? How to facilitate the development of sacerdotal vocations? The SJMV works towards promoting priesthood and form fraternities of diocesan priests approaching the mission in togetherness, the Saint John Mary Vianney way.

Seeing happy priests with a just and clear concept of the priesthood will inspire young men to become priests of Jesus Christ; together they will create a fruitful mission. The figure of Saint John Mary Vianney is absolutely central because it teaches something essential about the priest’s role; and, as unfortunately, we are not as advanced as Saint John Mary Vianney, we need inspiration in order to progress on the path of holiness.

SAINT JOHN MARY VIANNEY SOCIETY’S DNA

How to best assist priests to fully carry out their priesthood in the joy and radiance of their own ministry? How to facilitate the development of sacerdotal vocations? The SJMV works towards promoting priesthood and form fraternities of diocesan priests approaching the mission in togetherness, the Saint John Mary Vianney way.

Seeing happy priests with a just and clear concept of the priesthood will inspire young men to become priests of Jesus Christ; together they will create a fruitful mission. The figure of Saint John Mary Vianney is absolutely central because it teaches something essential about the priest’s role; and, as unfortunately, we are not as advanced as Saint John Mary Vianney, we need inspiration in order to progress on the path of holiness.

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FOR ANY INTERESTED PRIEST

FOR ANY INTERESTED PRIEST

THE SACERDOTAL FOYER

Sitting on the very site where Pope John Paul II celebrated mass in 1986, the Sacerdotal Foyer is at once a large guest house dedicated to the service of priesthood. It is run by a number of priests, consecrated women and SJMV lay members. It is open to all priests.

Everyone should feel at home there, and enjoy a prayerful atmosphere full of warmth and simplicity, reflecting the heartfelt welcome that the Priest of Ars would have given his fellow priests. Devised to cater for visiting pilgrims, it also conducts retreats and formation meetings (training).

THE SACERDOTAL FOYER OF ARS

Sitting on the very site where Pope John Paul II celebrated mass in 1986, the Sacerdotal Foyer is at once a large guest house dedicated to the service of priesthood. It is run by a number of priests, consecrated women and SJMV lay members. It is open to all priests.

Everyone should feel at home there, and enjoy a prayerful atmosphere full of warmth and simplicity, reflecting the heartfelt welcome that the Priest of Ars would have given his fellow priests. Devised to cater for visiting pilgrims, it also conducts retreats and formation meetings (training).

THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY

Strengthened by the special grace of Ars and the SJMV approach, the seminary can fulfil its mission : to form priests who, inspired by Saint John Mary Vianney, desire to get sanctified and also sanctify their brothers. Living at the Seminary means to live by the Gospel, to follow Christ as did the Apostles, to be initiated by Him to the service of God the Father and Man. It also means to be guided by the Holy Spirit and let oneself be moulded by Christ, the Good Shepherd in order to achieve a better sacerdotal service to the Church and in the world at large. To train for priesthood is to formulate a personal answer to Christ’s question: “Do you love me?” The only appropriate response for a priest is a complete surrender to Him.

THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY OF ARS

Strengthened by the special grace of Ars and the SJMV approach, the seminary can fulfil its mission: to form priests who, inspired by Saint John Mary Vianney, desire to get sanctified and also sanctify their brothers. Living at the Seminary means to live by the Gospel, to follow Christ as did the Apostles, to be initiated by Him to the service of God the Father and Man. It also means to be guided by the Holy Spirit and let oneself be moulded by Christ, the Good Shepherd in order to achieve a better sacerdotal service to the Church and in the world at large. To train for priesthood is to formulate a personal answer to Christ’s question: “Do you love me?” The only appropriate response for a priest is a complete surrender to Him.

A SACERDOTAL MODEL

In his time, a large number of people came to Ars to meet Saint John Mary Vianney. They were seeking advice, a special prayer and more generally some form of consolation. Today, the Saintly Priest still attracts huge numbers of Christian pilgrims and priests. Through his simplicity of life, his unbreakable faith, he still speaks to our contemporaries and reminds each of us of the fundamental reality of our lives : “God is here!” Strong of his powerful mediation, the SJMV turns to him to ask that priests are always connected during their ministry to the gift of grace received at the time of their ordinations.

A SACERDOTAL MODEL

In his time, a large number of people came to Ars to meet Saint John Mary Vianney. They were seeking advice, a special prayer and more generally some form of consolation. Today, the Saintly Priest still attracts huge numbers of Christian pilgrims and priests. Through his simplicity of life, his unbreakable faith, he still speaks to our contemporaries and reminds each of us of the fundamental reality of our lives : “God is here!” Strong of his powerful mediation, the SJMV turns to him to ask that priests are always connected during their ministry to the gift of grace received at the time of their ordinations.