A FORMATION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SJMV

One of the essential intuitions of our founder is the coherence between priestly formation and the way of carrying out the ministry. That is why the formation of the seminarians is given inspired by the charism of the SJMV, which is to give oneself the means and to be set on the path of holiness by true pastoral charity. That is seen in a strong spiritual structure, by the intellectual demands focussed on the gift of revelation, and by the exercise of a truly community life in order to bring about a resolutely missionary dynamism.

Effectively, the priests of the SJMV, in accord with the formation which they put forward, wish to be committed together not only to times of fraternal sharing, friendship, reflection, and prayer, but also by a life lived in common for the service of the one pastoral mission.

A SCHOOL OF HOLINESS

“In this spirit, the SJMV seeks, for its part, to promote the priestly ministry… It works for formation for the diocesan priestly ministry, and offers a place of formation for young men who wish to enter the SJMV or be formed for the priesthood in its spirit.” “To accomplish this aim, the SJMV possesses its own house of formation, which is the responsibility of the Moderator of the SJMV and its Council.” (Statutes of the SJMV)

The International Seminary of Ars welcomes not only young men who are sent by their bishops, but also those who are destined for direct incardination into the SJMV. While no seminarian is forced to enter the seminary, each one is called to live out his formation fully in the spirit of the SJMV. The propaedeutic year allows for initial formation and discernment of the vocation to be a diocesan priest.

Marked by the grace of Ars and the charism of the Society of St John-Mary Vianney, the International Seminary of Ars carries out its mission: to form priests who, following the Curé of Ars, wish to be made holy through making their brothers holy. After all, isn’t this what the Church is asking of a seminary, “to ensure a process of formation, allowing those who are called by God to the priesthood to become, through the Sacrament of Holy Order, a living image of Jesus Christ, Head and Shepherd of the Church”?

IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SJMV

Seeing happy priests, with a true and clear idea of the priesthood, we give young men the desire to be priests of Jesus Christ: together, they will be able to bring forth the fruit of the mission

A FORMATION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SJMV

One of the essential intuitions of our founder is the coherence between priestly formation and the way of carrying out the ministry. That is why the formation of the seminarians is given inspired by the charism of the SJMV, which is to give oneself the means and to be set on the path of holiness by true pastoral charity. That is seen in a strong spiritual structure, by the intellectual demands focussed on the gift of revelation, and by the exercise of a truly community life in order to bring about a resolutely missionary dynamism.

Effectively, the priests of the SJMV, in accord with the formation which they put forward, wish to be committed together not only to times of fraternal sharing, friendship, reflection, and prayer, but also by a life lived in common for the service of the one pastoral mission.

Acquiring a proper

stimulation on the

path of holiness

 

 

A SCHOOL OF HOLINESS

“In this spirit, the SJMV seeks, for its part, to promote the priestly ministry… It works for formation for the diocesan priestly ministry, and offers a place of formation for young men who wish to enter the SJMV or be formed for the priesthood in its spirit.” “To accomplish this aim, the SJMV possesses its own house of formation, which is the responsibility of the Moderator of the SJMV and its Council.” (Statutes of the SJMV)

The International Seminary of Ars welcomes not only young men who are sent by their bishops, but also those who are destined for direct incardination into the SJMV. While no seminarian is forced to enter the seminary, each one is called to live out his formation fully in the spirit of the SJMV. The propaedeutic year allows for initial formation and discernment of the vocation to be a diocesan priest.

Marked by the grace of Ars and the charism of the Society of St John-Mary Vianney, the International Seminary of Ars carries out its mission: to form priests who, following the Curé of Ars, wish to be made holy through making their brothers holy. After all, isn’t this what the Church is asking of a seminary, “to ensure a process of formation, allowing those who are called by God to the priesthood to become, through the Sacrament of Holy Order, a living image of Jesus Christ, Head and Shepherd of the Church”?

“We have to support each other, like true brothers; an authentic and balanced friendship which allows us to stay focussed, and corrects at the same time as encourages. The friendship that we seek is that which brings about holiness.”

Mgr Guy-Marie Bagnard

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