THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY’S TEAM

“The bonds that are created in the Seminary between formators and seminarians, and between the seminarians themselves, must me marked by a sense of fatherhood and fraternity””

Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis

MEET THE TEAM

In its concern to train priests for the mission of the Church, the team of the International Seminary of Ars is made up of more than 40 professors of the SJMV including a bishop, as well as 18 diocesan priests, 5 religious priests and 17 Laity (8 women and 9 men). The seminary is under the pastoral responsibility of Father Emeric Colas des Francs, General Moderator of the John Mary Vianney Society and Father Roch Valentin, the Superior. They are assisted by a “Council of the Fathers” who accompany the formation of the seminarians on the human, spiritual and intellectual level during their entire journey towards the priesthood.

We train priests

for the mission

of the Church

MEET THE TEAM

In its concern to train priests for the mission of the Church, the team of the International Seminary of Ars is made up of more than 40 professors of the SJMV including a bishop, as well as 18 diocesan priests, 5 religious priests and 17 Laity (8 women and 9 men). The seminary is under the pastoral responsibility of Father Emeric Colas des Francs, General Moderator of the John Mary Vianney Society and Father Roch Valentin, the Superior. They are assisted by a “Council of the Fathers” who accompany the formation of the seminarians on the human, spiritual and intellectual level during their entire journey towards the priesthood.

Father Roch Valentin

Father Roch Valentin

Seminary's Rector

Born in 1975, he is a man of relationships and is passionate about the life of the Church. He is incardinated in the diocese of the Priest of Ars, a very important figure for him. After graduating from the post-graduate level, in 2016, he became Rector of the entire John Mary Vianney International Seminary.

Father Yves Courtel

Father Yves Courtel

Father's Council

Born in 1949, he is passionate about horticulture. Thanks to its care, you can admire, during your passage, the magnificent park of the Foyer Sacerdotal of the SJMV. After living in Cameroon, but also in Brittany and Bourgogne, he moved to the International Seminary of Ars in 2002. He is also confessor and chaplain of Carmel d’Ars.

Father David Declerck

Father David Declerck

Father's Council

Born in 1967, he was ordained a priest in 2000. He has been a member of the Father’s Council since 2003. Originally from the North of France, he joined the John Mary Vianney Society, marked by the figure of the Priest of Ars. Very marked by the Carthusian spirituality, it radiates the joy of life and illuminates the fraternal life of the priests.

Father Philippe Parant

Father Philippe Parant

Father's Council

Born in 1979 in the South-West of France, he joined the John Mary Vianney Society attracted by the figure of the Priest of Ars, as well as by the tools proposed by the SJMV to live his ministry of diocesan priest. Deeply marked by the Ignatian spirituality, he is also General Councillor of the John Mary Vianney Society.

Father Thierry des Rochettes

Father Thierry des Rochettes

Father's Council

Born in 1954, he remained very attached to the french department of Savoie where he served as a priest for many years before joining the village of saint John Mary Vianney. Endowed with a great culture and particularly attached to the spirituality of Carmel, it excels in the spiritual guidance.

Father Roland Varin

Father Roland Varin

Father's Council

Born in 1978 in Saint-Lô, in the french department of Manche, he joined the John Mary Vianney Society during his formation, marked by the fraternal life and the example of the Priest of Ars. He is a specialist in ecclesiology, and holds a doctorate and follows theological studies of the seminarians.

Father Roch Valentin

Father Roch Valentin

Seminary's Rector

Born in 1975, he is a man of relationships and is passionate about the life of the Church. He is incardinated in the diocese of the Priest of Ars, a very important figure for him. After graduating from the post-graduate level, in 2016, he became Rector of the entire John Mary Vianney International Seminary.

Father Yves Courtel

Father Yves Courtel

Father's Council

Born in 1949, he is passionate about horticulture. Thanks to its care, you can admire, during your passage, the magnificent park of the Foyer Sacerdotal of the SJMV. After living in Cameroon, but also in Brittany and Bourgogne, he moved to the International Seminary of Ars in 2002. He is also confessor and chaplain of Carmel d’Ars.

Father David Declerck

Father David Declerck

Father's Council

Born in 1967, he was ordained a priest in 2000. He has been a member of the Father’s Council since 2003. Originally from the North of France, he joined the John Mary Vianney Society, marked by the figure of the Priest of Ars. Very marked by the Carthusian spirituality, it radiates the joy of life and illuminates the fraternal life of the priests.

Father Philippe Parant

Father Philippe Parant

Father's Council

Born in 1979 in the South-West of France, he joined the John Mary Vianney Society attracted by the figure of the Priest of Ars, as well as by the tools proposed by the SJMV to live his ministry of diocesan priest. Deeply marked by the Ignatian spirituality, he is also General Councillor of the John Mary Vianney Society.

Father Thierry des Rochettes

Father Thierry des Rochettes

Father's Council

Born in 1954, he remained very attached to the french department of Savoie where he served as a priest for many years before joining the village of saint John Mary Vianney. Endowed with a great culture and particularly attached to the spirituality of Carmel, it excels in the spiritual guidance.

Father Roland Varin

Father Roland Varin

Father's Council

Born in 1978 in Saint-Lô, in the french department of Manche, he joined the John Mary Vianney Society during his formation, marked by the fraternal life and the example of the Priest of Ars. He is a specialist in ecclesiology, and holds a doctorate and follows theological studies of the seminarians.

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