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A Sacred Call

September 3, 2013

After more than 20 years working alongside of the Viatorians as a Spanish teacher and administrator — including three as coordinator of vocation ministry — Br. Daniel Lydon heeded his own advice. He professed perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to God and the Clerics of St. Viator.photo02

Up until two years ago, when Br. Dan began full time studies for the priesthood, he counseled young men discerning their call into religious life. On Sept. 1, 2010, on the anniversary of Fr. Louis Querbes’ death, Br. Dan professed his first vows as a Viatorian and has not looked back.

photo01Currently, he resides at St. Viator Parish in Chicago, where he helps in various ministries, including with the Spanish speaking parishioners. He also continues his studies at Chicago Theological Union in preparation for ordination to the priesthood.

“Dan, as you stand here today, know that your call is a sacred one, originating in the heart of God, resonating throughout our Viatorian community,” said Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial. “That call — found in whispers of others and in the heart of God — now is to be lived out in service to the people of God.”