SJV seminarians to live at Irish college in Rome

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
From September, fifteen seminarians from the Saint John Vianney College Seminary (SJV), from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, will pursue their academic formation at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, and are to transfer their residency from the university’s Bernardi campus to the Pontifical Irish College, Rome. Courtesy University of St. Thomas

In September, 15 seminarians from St. John Vianney College Seminary will pursue their academic formation at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, and are to transfer their residency from the university’s Bernardi campus to the Pontifical Irish College (shown), Rome. Courtesy University of St. Thomas

Fifteen seminarians at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul will be studying in Rome this fall and living at a location that has changed from previous years.

Up until now, seminarians studying in Rome for the undergraduate Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas stayed at the unversity’s Bernardi Campus during their semester-long experience studying at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. This fall, they will reside at the Pontifical Irish College, accompanied by Father John Bauer, formator and spiritual director of SJV.

The change is designed to connect SJV seminarians with both Irish seminarians and the international community of postgraduate priests who live at the Irish College.

“This new partnership is a testament to the strong collaboration between the University of St. Thomas’ Catholic Studies Rome Program and our college seminary,” said SJV Rector Father Michael Becker. “Our association with the Pontifical Irish College will only enhance what has already been established.”

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