Br. Peter Lamick, CSV, first encountered Viatorian brothers and priests at Saint Viator High School, where he describes them as his most enthusiastic, caring and effective teachers. In high school and later at Benedictine University, his personal journey of faith grew with the retreats and service he participated in, giving him experiences and space to listen to God’s call and discover his attraction to prayer and service to others.
“High school football gave me my first taste of being a part of something bigger than myself,” Br. Peter says, “and through it I discovered my desire to be part of a community with a common mission.”
One year out of college, Br. Peter decided to join the Viatorians. He was drawn to their passion for helping young people grow in faith, genuine care for others, and welcoming spirit. His experiences only confirmed his desire to dedicate his life to the Viatorian Community and its mission.
Br. Peter professed first vows in 2016 and his perpetual vows in 2019. As a Viatorian brother, he has served as a teacher and coach at Saint Viator High School (Arlington Heights) and Cristo Rey St. Viator (Nevada), and has volunteered with asylum seekers, particularly at the Viator House of Hospitality. Currently, he directs Vocation Ministry for the Viatorian U.S. Province.
“Vocation ministry in the Church today has been rapidly evolving,” Br. Peter says. “More than ever, different religious congregations, dioceses, schools, parishes and other Catholic communities are collaborating to cultivate a culture of vocations in the Church, for every baptized Catholic to discern their mission in the Church.
“As a vocation director,” he adds, “my ministry consists of promoting this vocational culture, and evangelizing the vocation to religious life and priesthood.”
Edited September, 2023