Formation at the Seminary

Program of Priestly Formation

Seminary formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary is guided by the Program of Priestly Formation, Fifth Edition (PPF), the governing document for seminaries in the United States. The text of this document can be found here.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., the founding Archbishop of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, wrote on each of the pillars of formation mentioned in the PPF in his pastoral letter As Christ Loved the Church. The text of this letter can be found here.