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Seeing the Beauty of God’s Creation — and their Patroness

published on: October 29, 2019

Three years after parishioners at Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais moved their patroness to the front of church, her beauty amid the changing seasons continues to inspire them. The 7 1/2-foot, 1,400-pound statue — made of iron and dating back … Continue reading

Teaching Science Keeps this Viatorian Young

published on: October 28, 2019

Fr. John Milton, CSV, turned 90 today, but that didn’t stop him from faithfully reporting to Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in suburban Waukegan, where he has worked with its science department since he  retired from DePaul University, in … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Viator Officially Dedicated

published on: October 24, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We are incredibly lucky to have such a supportive Las Vegas community. Please enjoy the video that stole the show! Posted by Cristo Rey St. Viator on … Continue reading

Celebrating St. Viator Day through the Sacraments

published on: October 23, 2019

It was a big weekend at Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia, as 22 students in the upper grades were confirmed by Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro of Tunja. The next morning 27 students received their first communion. The timing was … Continue reading

Unique Feast for the Senses Honors Patron Saint

published on: October 22, 2019

A popular event at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas returned this year, drawing together parishioners of all ages in celebration of its patron saint. Literally, the Taste of St. Viator is a feast for the senses. This year’s … Continue reading

Associate Pat Mahoney Makes his Definitive Commitment as a Viatorian

published on: October 21, 2019

His connection to the Viatorians stretches back more than 50 years, but over the last 10 years Associate Pat Mahoney has deepened that connection even more. He had served as a teacher, coach, dean of men and ultimately development director … Continue reading

St. Viator School Principal Builds Success

published on: October 17, 2019

Mrs. Lisa Rieder began her second year as principal of St. Viator Parish School in Chicago this year, and enrollment numbers continue to build. Perhaps they sense a true Viatorian identity within the school, from the pastor and principal, on … Continue reading

Viatorian Giving Garden Makes a Difference

published on: October 16, 2019

That’s a wrap. The 14 raised beds that comprise the Viatorian Giving Garden combined to produce more than 800 pounds of fresh vegetables for area food pantries this summer. “That’s 50 pounds more than last year,” says Associate John Dussman, … Continue reading

Viatorians Rejoice with the Canonization of St. John Henry Newman

published on: October 15, 2019

For many years, Viatorians have been inspired by the writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman, and now they rejoice that he is a saint. The former Anglican priest who risked everything to become a Catholic was canonized during an open … Continue reading

Viatorian Brother to Run Chicago Marathon to Help Injured Veterans

published on: October 10, 2019

Br. John Eustice, CSV, wears many hats in the Viatorian Community. He serves as Vice President of Viatorian Identity and Mission at Saint Viator High School, while also directing the Office of Vocation Ministry for the Province of Chicago — … Continue reading

African Art Collection Links Viatorian to the Peace Corps

published on: October 9, 2019

Br. Leo V. Ryan, CSV, spent only one year as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in Nigeria, before he was called away by the Viatorian Community to serve on its General Direction in Rome. Yet, his experience there — … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Celebrates 15 Years

published on: October 8, 2019

Celebrate! Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep marks its 15th anniversary this year. Back in 2004, the Viatorians were among the founding religious communities to financially back Cristo Rey St. Martin when it opened. They continue to support the school … Continue reading

Viator House of Hospitality Draws Increasing Support

published on: October 7, 2019

Support is growing! Two years after a pair of Viatorians opened the Viator House of Hospitality, the mission to welcome young, immigrant men seeking asylum in this country continues to build momentum — and excitement. Its most recent fundraiser, the … Continue reading

Pope Francis Declares Fr. Louis Querbes Venerable

published on: October 3, 2019

It’s official. The founder of the Clerics of St. Viator is now the Venerable Louis Querbes. The announcement came from the Vatican where on Oct. 2,  Fr. Querbes was among eight candidates that Pope Francis advanced one step closer to … Continue reading

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas Remember

published on: October 2, 2019

It has been two years since a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas music festival, killing 58 and wounding more than 400 others. On the second anniversary, school children at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas resumed what … Continue reading

Curator of Viatorian Art Collection Uncovers New Treasures

published on: September 30, 2019

Br. Don Houde, CSV, was among the first class of novices to study at the Province Center when the Viatorians opened the building in 1951 on former farmland in Arlington Heights. Consequently, he is an excellent resource on its many … Continue reading

Colegio San Viator in Tunja Celebrates its Third Anniversary

published on: September 26, 2019

Excitement is in the air at Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia, where Viatorians and surrounding bishops celebrated its third anniversary as a Viatorian school. A ceremony marking the anniversary drew Fr. Robert M. Egan, CSV, Superior General of the … Continue reading

Annual Blue Mass Steeped in Tradition

published on: September 25, 2019

The tradition of paying tribute to first responders at a Blue Mass, goes back to the mid-1930s in Washington DC. At St. Patrick’s Church in Kankakee, Fr. John Peeters, CSV, pastor, brought the tradition to the parish a little more … Continue reading

This Interfaith Supper Builds Relationships

published on: September 23, 2019

In a world of ever increasing, religious-based hatred, the Children of Abraham Coalition, finds its message of tolerance and acceptance more important than ever. For the eighth year, they hosted a potluck dinner for area families — as a way … Continue reading

Luck of the Irish Comes to Half Paddy Fest

published on: September 19, 2019

For more than a dozen years, parishioners at St. Patrick’s Church in Kankakee have marked the halfway point to their patron’s feast day, with their annual Half Paddy Fest. It’s always a hit. “Because St. Patrick’s Day is too much … Continue reading

Cause of Fr. Querbes to be Taken up in Rome

published on: September 17, 2019

Every day of the year, retired Viatorians living in the Province Center offer up a prayer during their morning Mass for the beatification of their founder, Fr. Louis Querbes. Now, their prayers may be answered. Some 12 years after Fr. … Continue reading

St. George Parish Comes Together to Celebrate Year of Mary

published on: September 12, 2019

In a world filled with growing conflict and tensions, one Viatorian parish is focusing on the positive by immersing themselves in a devotion to Mary for the next year. Led by Fr. Daniel Belanger, CSV, pastor, and with the help … Continue reading

Viatorian Continues to Advance Interfaith Dialogue in Wake of 9/11

published on: September 11, 2019

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, continues to be unwavering in his remembrance of 9/11: He works to foster interfaith dialogue and understanding. “We can’t stop all the religious-based hate in the world, but we can do our part,” Fr. Corey says. … Continue reading

Viatorian Parish Launches Year Dedicated to Mary

published on: September 9, 2019

Parishioners at St. Mary’s Church in Beaverville, IL, reaffirmed their devotion to their patron saint by launching the Year of Mary: Journey with Mary’s 2020 Vision. The celebration began with their traditional Founders’ Day Mass, celebrated on Sept. 8, which … Continue reading

MICAH Program Expands at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas

published on: September 5, 2019

Administrators at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas feel strongly that it is their mission to welcome students with disabilities into their community and provide them with the same quality, Catholic education afforded to their non-disabled peers. That vision … Continue reading

Dream Becomes Reality for New Viatorian School

published on: September 4, 2019

After years of planning, fundraising and dreaming, Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory in North Las Vegas has opened. Its 96 freshmen entered in dramatic fashion, walking in under a balloon arch and led by the school’s president, Fr. Thomas … Continue reading

Newest Colombian Brother Professes First Vows

published on: September 3, 2019

Vocations continue to grow in Colombia, where Viatorians have served since 1961. The latest is Br. Elkin Mendoza, CSV, who professed his first vows Aug. 29 in the chapel at Colegio San Viator in Bogotá. Br. Mendoza professed his vows … Continue reading

Viatorian Brother to Lead Recruitment at Cristo Rey St. Viator

published on: August 29, 2019

Of all the Viatorians working to open the new Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School in Las Vegas, only one has experience working in the Cristo Rey Network: Br. Carlos Ernesto Flórez, CSV. Formerly, Br. Carlos served as … Continue reading

Viatorian Brother Remembered 80 Years Later

published on: August 26, 2019

Br. William Sharp, CSV, spent less than one year in the Viatorian Community and professed his first vows on his deathbed. But he is remembered by the Viatorian Community every year around Sept. 1, when Viatorians observe the anniversary of … Continue reading

Faculty Celebrate First Mass at Cristo Rey St. Viator

published on: August 23, 2019

With just 10 days left until Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School opens, faculty members gathered appropriately enough, at Mass in the school’s new chapel. It was the first official event in the new school, located in North … Continue reading