Our approach begins from Christ’s healing presence and addresses the multi-dimensional nature of the healing process. We follow the words of Pope John Paul II in Pastores Dabo Vobis integrating the four pillars of human formation. “Its aim must be that of promoting a general and integral process of constant growth, deepening each of the aspects of formation – human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral – as well as ensuring their active and harmonious integration, based on pastoral charity and in reference to it.”
The Saint John Vianney Center follows the example of our patron, Saint John Vianney, who exemplified listening first. To listen is to walk and companion with another person in their journey with the Lord. We listen to each person’s story and value each person’s personal and spiritual gifts to facilitate self-directed rediscovery of the Lord’s presence and understanding. Much like the Gospel stories of the disciples on the road to Emmaus after leaving Jerusalem, life’s journey can be filled with having been witness to much suffering, broken hopes and dreams. We strive to be as the Lord is to each of us; companions along the journey.
The Saint John Vianney Center is built upon reverence. Our staff honor and respect the dignity of every person. We never judge, but understand with compassion. Just like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we walk that road with our brothers and sisters and we strive to bring the hope and joy of the Risen Jesus Christ to His disciples.