Br. Peter Lamick, CSV, first met the Viatorians in the classrooms and on the playing fields, when he
attended Saint Viator High School. He graduated in 2007 and would go on to earn his undergraduate degree in history at Benedictine University in Lisle. Just this summer he earned his master’s in education from De Paul University.
Br. Peter professed his first vows as a Viatorian in 2016.
As a pre-novice, Br. Peter immersed himself in different Viatorian ministry sites, including pastoral work at parishes in the Bourbonnais/Kankakee and Henderson/Las Vegas regions, as well as in Campus Ministry at Saint Viator High School, and in peace and justice initiatives at St. Viator Parish in Chicago.
More recently, Br. Peter has begun teaching history classes at Saint Viator High School, while serving as an assistant coach in football and basketball, and all while completing his post graduate studies.
It was on the playing fields where Br. Lamick says he first began to think about life as a religious. He points to his years playing football and the team aspect of it — as well as his former coach, Fr. Dan Hall, CSV — with helping him discern a call to religious life.
“The experiences I had playing football in high school helped instill in me some critical values,” Br. Peter says. “It feels odd to say that a sport played such an important role, but God finds a way to reach us no matter where we are or what we are doing.”