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Glowing Reviews for St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas

published on: February 28, 2020

St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas hosted a team of accreditors from the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). They visit every six years, and Principal Tracy Brunelle finds the process beneficial. “We truly believe that continuing evaluation and improvement … Continue reading

Remembering Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC

published on: February 27, 2020

Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial, served two tours of duty in the Army’s Special Forces in Vietnam, and seven years as a chaplain in the Marines. On a deployment overseas to Trieste, Italy, where U.S. troops were stationed as part … Continue reading

Journey Through Lent with the Viatorians

published on: February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday observances took place today at all of the places where Viatorians minister, including at morning Mass at the Province Center in Arlington Heights. Fr. Michael Keliher, CSV, presided over the liturgy and he quietly reinforced the importance of … Continue reading

Viatorian Influence in Tunja, Colombia Grows

published on: February 25, 2020

Viatorians have been in Tunja just four years — since taking over a school started by another religious community — but their reputation for providing a quality education is growing, and so is the stature of their members. In a … Continue reading

Readers Vote St. George Parish the Best

published on: February 24, 2020

Officials with the Kankakee Daily Journal launched its first Readers’ Choice Awards last month and welcomed readers to vote on everything from favorite restaurants, entertainment, and shopping choices to schools, home services and auto dealers. They also included a category … Continue reading

After LA Youth Rally, Vegas Teens Can See Clearly Now

published on: February 21, 2020

Seeing “20/20 Through God’s Eyes.” That was the theme at this year’s Religious Education Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. It is the nation’s largest annual gathering of Catholics and once again Viatorians — … Continue reading

Meet the Corporate Partners of Cristo Rey St. Viator

published on: February 20, 2020

Cristo Rey St. Viator in North Las Vegas is in the midst of enrolling its second class of students. The Viatorians opened the school — as part of the Cristo Rey model — in the fall of 2019 with its … Continue reading

Viatorian Associates Share Their Stories with Faculty

published on: February 19, 2020

A regular feature of the weekly professional development sessions at Saint Viator High School are presentations about the Viatorian Community, allowing faculty members to further explore the school’s Viatorian mission, vision and values. That was the case on Tuesday, when … Continue reading

Promoting Interfaith Understanding Goes On

published on: February 18, 2020

Take heart! Numbers of middle school students interested in learning more about other faiths, keeps growing. Take the latest Peace Camp organized by the Children of Abraham. They drew their biggest group in three years. #peacecamp3 is underway. 66 Jewish, … Continue reading

To Brother, with Love

published on: February 13, 2020

Nearly 60 years after they met at the former Spalding Institute in Peoria, a grateful student continues to stay in touch with the Viatorian brother who taught him. Br. Donald Houde, CSV, started his teaching career at the former Spalding … Continue reading

Another Viatorian School Reaches 50th Anniversary

published on: February 11, 2020

Viatorians in Spain launched an historic 50th year celebration of their Colegio San Viator Vitoria-Gasteiz, located in the Basque region of the country. The award-winning school serves more than 1,200 students, in both Spanish and English, while immersing them in … Continue reading

A Working Celebration of Consecrated Life

published on: February 11, 2020

A celebration of consecrated life hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, turned out to be more than a gathering of different religious orders. Instead, they were challenged to explore the mission of reconciliation in their lives and ministries. The event … Continue reading

Award Winning Coach Credits Viatorian with Mentoring Him

published on: February 4, 2020

John Burke, a 1984 graduate of Saint Viator High School, has won many state and local awards for the girls’ soccer team he coaches at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisc. Last month, he earned a national award from … Continue reading

In Celebration of Consecrated Life

published on: February 3, 2020

Viatorians join with the U. S. Catholic Conference of Bishops — and Catholics around the world — in celebrating the World Day for Consecrated Life, officially recognized this year on Feb. 2. Instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1997, … Continue reading

Area Catholic School Students Celebrate Together in Las Vegas

published on: January 30, 2020

There’s no better image of Catholic schools than seeing students in their uniforms, filling the pews in church and attending Mass together. That was the scene this week at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas when students from area … Continue reading

Breaking Bread Around the Lord’s Table, On Stage

published on: January 29, 2020

A 20-year tradition continued over the weekend when Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, said the annual “cast Mass” Saturday at Saint Viator High School. Fittingly, it fell right before the start of Catholic Schools’ Week, when communities across the country celebrate … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week

published on: January 27, 2020

Catholic schools across the country held open houses and special liturgies on Sunday for the kick-off to one of the highlights of the year: Catholic Schools Week. For Viatorians and the schools they serve, the week underscores their educational mission, … Continue reading

This Viatorian Led to a Life-Changing Conversion Story

published on: January 23, 2020

Jim Reagan is a full time resident and volunteer at St. Joseph House, part of the Catholic Worker Movement in New York City, while also serving as an associate editor of its historic Catholic Worker newspaper. A parishioner of Saint … Continue reading

Viatorians Work to Host High School Retreat

published on: January 22, 2020

A pair of Viatorian associates, Ken and Michelle Barrie, lead the Catholic Ministry Office for the Bishop McNamara Catholic School System in Bourbonnais and Kankakee. Is it any wonder, then, that they would involve one of the Viatorian parishes, St. … Continue reading

Viatorian Youth Congress Opens in Colombia

published on: January 21, 2020

After 10 years of drawing young people together from different Viatorian institutions — including delegations from Bogotá the last two summers —  Viatorians in Colombia hosted their own Viatorian Youth Congress. Over the second weekend in January, a spiritual retreat … Continue reading

Chicago Province Loses its Oldest Viatorian

published on: January 14, 2020

Fr. Simon Lefebvre, CSV, spent 74 years as a Viatorian, literally advancing its charism around the world. He passed away peacefully Jan. 13  at the Viatorian Province Center. Fr. Lefebvre was 92. He had spent his final three years at … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Viator Freshmen Come Together for First Retreat

published on: January 13, 2020

Traditions are building at Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School in North Las Vegas, but this much its first year students know: This is unlike any other school they’ve experienced. Take its freshmen class retreat, held Jan. 10. … Continue reading

Relationships with Viatorians Matter

published on: January 7, 2020

Sr. Ann Sharp, OSB, publicly celebrated 80 years of vows in July, at the age of 99. She died less than six months later, just shy of her 100th birthday, and it was a Viatorian who celebrated her funeral Mass. … Continue reading

Border Trip Veteran Takes Next Step and Visits Chiapas, Mexico

published on: January 7, 2020

Brian Trzop graduated from Saint Viator High School in 2002 but he continues to maintain relationships with the Viatorians. Back in 2013, he was one of a delegation of young people to travel to the Viatorian mission in Belize. Four … Continue reading

A Return to the Border with Young People

published on: January 6, 2020

For the seventh time, Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, accompanied a group of young people as they retraced the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. He calls it a pilgrimage, as together they reflect on the role faith plays … Continue reading

Parish Support for Children with Disabilities is Overwhelming

published on: January 2, 2020

St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas is the only Catholic school in the state of Nevada that is fully inclusive, thanks to its Micah Program. Recently, parishioners reaffirmed their support in a big way. After watching a video about … Continue reading

Becoming a Community of Hope

published on: January 2, 2020

Going Right to the Source: A Young Adult Think Tank

published on: December 30, 2019

Viatorians have devoted themselves to accompanying young people on their faith journeys since the days of Fr. Louis Querbes, who founded the community, in part with that mission. Between working in schools and parishes — not to mention the Viatorian … Continue reading

Shining a New Light on Viatorian Relics

published on: December 19, 2019

After months of research, a side altar in the Province Center Chapel transformed into a reliquary chapel. It features relics of more than 50 saints, given to past Viatorian provincials but which had resided under the main altar for more … Continue reading

A Christmas Message from the Viatorian Community

published on: December 19, 2019

I think what makes Christmas so special for me is children. It is their innocence that really makes it special.  They show a total trust and a total dependence on their parents for everything. Their excitement and anticipation are infectious. … Continue reading