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Phil Weir and His Family in Front of an Aircraft

Time at SJV prepared Air Force pilot — on the ground and in the skies

December 13, 2022
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We recently caught up with Weir to discuss family life and his military career – and how his time at SJV helped shape it all.

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SJV alumni help men walk through unplanned pregnancies

November 30, 2022
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“I’m terrified to hold a baby.” A gentleman told Saint John Vianney College Seminary alumnus, Luke Spehar, this as they sat down at Pregnancy Choices pregnancy resource center in Apple Valley, Minnesota. The man’s wife was pregnant, and he was preparing to become a father.

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‘A place of deep community’: Upperclassman leadership is essential to seminary formation

November 29, 2022
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Entering a countercultural existence can come with some culture shock. But the seminary is structured in such a way that help with the transition comes from fellow seminarians who went through the same process not so long ago.

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St. John Vianney College Seminary welcomes Fr. Jeffrey Norfolk to formation team

November 28, 2022
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Father Jeffrey Norfolk, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, joined Saint John Vianney College Seminary as a formation adviser at the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

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18 St. John Vianney College Seminary alumni enter priesthood

June 28, 2022
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18 transitional deacons who graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary are being ordained to the priesthood this summer.

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Brothers in abundance: How a college seminary and a college football team have formed a unique bond

June 1, 2022
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The presence of Caruso’s Crew has become a source of unity and fraternity between a seminary, a football team and a university.

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Saint John Vianney College Seminary commences final stages of full-scale renovation project

April 21, 2022
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Construction crews have begun the final stages of Saint John Vianney College Seminary’s ongoing renovation project.

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From the green to the Gospel: Inside Fr. Jonathan Kelly’s journey to college seminary rector

March 21, 2022
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“God chooses us for particular times,” Kelly said.

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Watch: Final Mass in SJV chapel before renovations begin

March 7, 2022
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Before construction on SJV’s new chapel began, alumni and guests joined the seminary community for one final liturgy in the current space,

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Meet the former seminarian who became a leader in homeless ministry

February 8, 2022
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Former SJV seminarian Sam Schultz and his wife Anna reflect on the impact of his college seminary formation.

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