Religious Brothers At the Core of the Viatorian Community
May 1, 2019
Religious brothers have been a part of the fabric of the Viatorian Community since its founding in 1831, when Fr. Louis Querbes envisioned a congregation of catechists, who would teach Christian doctrine and be of service to the holy altar.
Br. Dan Tripamer teaches math at Bishop Gorman High School
Br. John Eustice serves as Vice President of Viatorian Identity & Mission at Saint Viator High School
Br. Michael Gosch, Assistant Provincial and Co-Director of Viator House of Hospitality.
According to the Vatican, religious brothers make up about one-fifth, or 20 percent of all male religious in the Catholic Church today. That is true of the Viatorian Community, where brothers make up approximately 23 percent of its professed members.
Here is a sampling of Viatorian brothers and the important roles they hold in the Viatorian Community.
The latest Viatorian brothers professed their first vows before Fr. Daniel Hall, Provincial, in January. (L-R) Br. Edwin Alfonso Barreto, Br. Jhon Alexander Avellaneda, Br. Parmenio Enrique Medina and Br. Juan David Ramirez
Br. Jhobony Orduz, teacher at Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia
Br. Juan Carlos Ubaque, Dean of Students, Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia.
Br. Rob Robertson, Campus Minister at Bishop Gorman High School
Br. Carlos Florez, Student Admissions Director for Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory School in Las Vegas
Br. Peter Lamick is a teacher and coach at Saint Viator High School.
Br. Michael Rice, plant manager of St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas
Br. Pat Drohan, administrator of Villa Desiderata Retreat Center
Br. Don Houde, retired school administrator
Viatorians celebrate the role of religious brothers in their community and they encourage others to reach out and thank brothers who work and pray in your midst — for all they do for others and in service to the holy altar.