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Viator House of Hospitality Finds New Meaning in Nativity Story

published on: January 10, 2019

Viator House of Hospitality, a ministry of accompaniment sponsored by the Viatorian Community, celebrates its second year anniversary this month, and with the recent addition of a young man — who arrived on Christmas Day no less — its mission seems as … Continue reading

New Year Ushers in Excitement for Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas

published on: January 9, 2019

All signs are pointing up for the new Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Prep, as it begins to countdown the months until it opens in August. Over the last six weeks, steel girders have gone up framing the … Continue reading

Vocations Continue to Grow in Colombia

published on: January 7, 2019

The Viatorian Community just added four new religious brothers over the weekend and the celebration among family members and Viatorians alike, was heartfelt. Br. Jhon Alexander Avellaneda, CSV; Br. Edwin Alfonso Barreto, CSV; Br. Parmenio Enrique Medina, CSV; and Br. … Continue reading

Viatorian Maintains Commitment to Accompanying Young People to the Border

published on: January 2, 2019

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, is a man of his words. For the sixth time in less than four years, he has led a group of young adults from Viatorian ministry sites to the border between Arizona and Mexico. They arrived Jan. 1 at the … Continue reading

Christmas Joy from the Viatorians

published on: December 21, 2018

Advent is a wonderful season of the liturgical year. It provides us with time to reflect and anticipate the wonder of Christmas. The joy and anticipation of  Advent is truly reflected in the faces of children. They experience the awe … Continue reading

Finding Joy This Advent Season

published on: December 20, 2018

Wreaths Across America Draws Support from Viatorian Sites

published on: December 19, 2018

At first glance, a cattle farmer and longtime parishioner at St. George Parish in Bourbonnais and a sophomore at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, would have little in common. But a closer look reveals a link: They both participated this month … Continue reading

Spreading Christmas Joy at the Parish Level

published on: December 18, 2018

Forget the formal banquets! At the largest parish where Viatorians serve — St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV — thanking volunteers means throwing a joyous, holiday festival. Earlier this month, Viatorian associates and staff members joined together to … Continue reading

New Provincial and Council Installed

published on: December 17, 2018

Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, officially took his office — and made his profession of faith — as Provincial Superior during a prayer service on Dec. 16, that mixed his sense of calling with a renewed sense of joy. Fr. Mick Egan, CSV, Superior … Continue reading

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Viatorian Province Center

published on: December 11, 2018

It’s not often that visitors come bearing gifts and baked goods for the retired religious at the Viatorian Province Center, as well as the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe. But Mike Crilly and … Continue reading

Bringing the Christmas Story to Life

published on: December 11, 2018

Officials at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, added a unique experience to their Advent season this year: a living nativity, complete with actors and seats around the manger setting. The live depiction is planned for every weekend through … Continue reading

Advent Reflections from Maternity BVM Parish

published on: December 10, 2018

Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas Gaining Recognition

published on: December 7, 2018

The Viatorians’ newest school, Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas, hasn’t opened yet but its innovative model of education is gaining recognition throughout Southern Nevada. Even as its steel frame began rising from the ground this week, and construction continues toward … Continue reading

Outgoing and Incoming Provincial Council Members Meet

published on: December 6, 2018

In a rare joint meeting, members of the old and new Provincial Councils met with newly elected Provincial Superior, Fr. Dan Hall, CSV. It was described as a time to bring new members up to speed on pressing matters, as … Continue reading

A Christmas Image from the Viatorian Art Collection

published on: December 4, 2018

Br. Don Houde, CSV, the unofficial curator of the religious art collection at the Province Center, begins searching around the middle of summer. His quest? To find a unique rendering of the holy family that would be suitable for the … Continue reading

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

published on: December 3, 2018

Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, has many memories from his years as president of Saint Viator High School — 1986 – 98 — including shepherding the all-boys school into a coeducational institution. But one that stands out is the day the … Continue reading

Election of a New Provincial Superior Steeped in Tradition

published on: November 29, 2018

Just over 50 years ago, in 1967, Viatorians voted at their General Chapter meeting to give members the chance to nominate and elect a provincial superior and members of his provincial council — rather than have them appointed by the superior … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Tradition that Works

published on: November 26, 2018

At St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, Thanksgiving is a working holiday. For more than 20 years, families gather on Thanksgiving, at church, to deliver holiday dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors, the disabled or those who will be … Continue reading

Reflections on Thanksgiving

published on: November 21, 2018

Fr. Michael Keliher, CSV, serves as parish administrator at St. Thomas More Catholic Community, where he writes a weekly reflection. In the latest bulletin, Fr. Mike writes about the many feelings that Thanksgiving evokes and about its spiritual aspects as … Continue reading

As Thanksgiving Approaches Viatorians Work to Feed the Hungry

published on: November 21, 2018

Stamping out hunger is one of the core missions of the Viatorians, and nowhere is that more evident than this week, when food drives are going on at nearly all the places where Viatorians minister. At Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais, … Continue reading

Colegio San Viator Bids Farewell to Beloved Padre

published on: November 13, 2018

Three days after  a  Mass of Christian burial took place for Fr. James Crilly, CSV, at the Viatorian Province Center, students and staff at the Colegio San Viator in Bogotá, held a memorial Mass for their beloved Padre. They remembered him fondly … Continue reading

Seeing the Beauty of God’s Creation at the Viatorian Province Center

published on: November 7, 2018

The Viatorian Province Center is set on nearly seven acres of land and serves as the headquarters of the Chicago Province, but unofficially it is something of a nature sanctuary. With its rolling land, dotted with close to 100 trees … Continue reading

Viatorians Mourn the Passing of a True Pioneer

published on: November 5, 2018

Fr. James Crilly, CSV, served as pastor or associate pastor in nearly all the places where Viatorians minister — St. Viator Parish in Chicago, Maternity BVM in Bourbonnais, St. Patrick Church in Kankakee and St. Thomas More Catholic Community in … Continue reading

Viatorians Respond to Shootings at Pittsburgh Synagogue

published on: October 30, 2018

Here is a statement from our Acting Provincial regarding the senseless tragedy that happened to Jewish worshippers over the weekend: “The recent shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh are more than sad. They are tragic. “These 11 … Continue reading

First Communicants Receive Sacrament on Feast of St. Viator

published on: October 29, 2018

Celebrations commemorating the Feast of St. Viator played out in multiple ways around the world, but in Colombia, the date was chosen for students — at two Viatorian schools — to make their first Holy Communion. In Bogotá, where Viatorians … Continue reading

Saint Viator High School Welcomes Grandparents to its Feast Day Celebration

published on: October 26, 2018

Grandparents’ Day held special meaning on Oct. 19 at Saint Viator High School. Not only did students get to show off their school, but they celebrated together at Mass, on the feast of St. Viator. The timing was deliberate as … Continue reading

St. Viator Day Returns to Bishop Gorman High School

published on: October 25, 2018

A tradition returned this week to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, that brought its students back to their roots. Gathered in the Our Lady of Lourdes Alumni Chapel, they celebrated the feast of St. Viator, patron saint of the order that … Continue reading

Las Vegas Students Share Breakfast With the Mayor

published on: October 24, 2018

Students at St. Viator Catholic School and Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas started their school day off in a slightly different way today: They joined with 400 other students in attending the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, as well as dignitaries that … Continue reading

St. Viator Parish Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

published on: October 23, 2018

The venerable St. Viator Church — the Viatorians’ first namesake parish — has anchored the Northwest side of Chicago for 130 years, while its current church has served as a beacon for thousands of families for 90 years. In recognizing these major milestones, its … Continue reading