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Mission Matters

Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial

published on: September 26, 2019

On behalf of the entire Viatorian Community of the Province of Chicago, I welcome you to our website. Our website has been designed with you in mind. We hope that as you explore our site you will discover a vibrant … Continue reading


Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Elected Provincial Superior

published on: November 30, 2018

He is a military veteran — who served two tours of duty in the Army’s special services in Vietnam, and seven years as a chaplain in the Marines  — as well as a teacher and coach. Just last spring, he celebrated his … Continue reading


Las Vegas Students Change Lives — in Just 5 Days

published on: July 3, 2018

The homeless population in Las Vegas and Clark County ranks 8th highest in the country, with nearly 25,000 Southern Nevadans, including families with children, experiencing homelessness this year alone. Faced with this type of need, right in their own backyards, … Continue reading



Viatorian Mission at Heart of Student Walkout

published on: April 20, 2018

Students at Saint Viator High School joined with thousands of school across the nation in taking part in a National Walkout timed with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre. However, what distinguished theirs was the Viatorian charism, which came … Continue reading


A Reflection on America’s Obsession with Guns

published on: October 16, 2017

In light of the terrible shooting tragedy that took place earlier this month in Las Vegas, the Viatorian Community joins with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in renewing their call for stricter gun control legislation. “Have Americans become numb … Continue reading


Viatorian Community Continues to Grow in Numbers

published on: September 7, 2017

The Viatorian Community added their newest members on Tuesday, when five lay associates from the Henderson/Las Vegas region in southern Nevada, made their first commitments. Anthony Gugino, Lisa Fairweather, Megan Landis and Deborah and Romeo Perez all work with Viatorians … Continue reading


Opposing Expedited Approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline

published on: March 3, 2017

The Viatorian Community support the Jesuits, who together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of … Continue reading


Peace and Justice Alert on Immigration

published on: October 13, 2016

Las Vegas Parishioners Take Corporal Works of Mercy to Heart

published on: April 29, 2016

At St. Thomas More Catholic Community, located in suburban Henderson, just outside Las Vegas, parishioners take the cause of helping “those accounted of little importance,” seriously. This year, as part of their Journey in Mercy theme, parishioners donated more than … Continue reading


Lenten Reflection from the Viatorians

published on: March 4, 2016

Br. Daniel Villalobos, CSV, is a native of Colombia currently studying theology at a seminary in Montreal, where he also hopes to become fluent in French. Here, Br. Daniel offers a Lenten reflection in English — and in Spanish. Lent is a … Continue reading


Las Vegas Students Named Finalists in eCybermission Competition

published on: July 2, 2015

A team of eighth grade students from St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas advanced through state and regional competitions all the way to the finals of the 13th annual eCybermission competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army. Eighth graders Tony … Continue reading


Fr. Francis White, CSV, Remembered in Las Vegas

published on: June 16, 2015

Las Vegas motorists traveling on I-15, at its busiest interchange near the Strip  — affectionately called the Spaghetti Bowl — cannot miss the giant billboard towering overhead. It was dedicated by an anonymous donor to Fr. Francis White, who passed away June … Continue reading


First Baptism for Viatorian Deacon

published on: April 22, 2015

Six months after being ordained a transitional deacon — and two months before becoming a priest — Br. Daniel Lydon, CSV, performed his first baptism. It took place in the historic St. Viator Church in Chicago, where the Viatorians have ministered for … Continue reading


Year of Consecrated Life

published on: November 21, 2014

Celebrate 40 Years and Attend Revel in the Revolution

published on: August 4, 2014

Join with members of the Viatorian Community , when they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 8th Day Center for Justice at the organization’s annual fundraiser, Revel in the Revolution. The event takes place from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at … Continue reading


Make Fashion — Traffik Free

published on: June 16, 2014

Over 200,000 women and girls are trafficked and exploited in cotton spinning, weaving and dying mills, in Tamil Nadu, India. The women and girls are deceived and recruited under the Sumangali Scheme. The name ‘Sumangali’ means “happily married woman” in … Continue reading


Host a Screening of “The Stranger”

published on: June 13, 2014

The Viatorian Community joins with Sojourners, the Washington-based Christian organization committed to putting faith into action for social justice, in urging supporters to host a screening of the new 45-minute video, “The Stranger.” The documentary  was commissioned by the Evangelical Immigration Table and … Continue reading


Submit a Prayer for California Prisoners Still in Isolation

published on: May 8, 2014

This June will mark one year since more than 30,000 prisoners throughout the state of California participated in a historic hunger strike, placing their lives on the line to call for an end to the torture of long-term solitary confinement. The hunger … Continue reading


God’s Gentle Presence

published on: April 8, 2014

  You must take time to relax and think. Trust not your imagination, but your conscience and this in the gentle presence of God. In this you will find comfort for it will provide two satisfying answers: I do not … Continue reading


Take Action to End Deportations

published on: February 27, 2014

The Viatorian Community supports Archbishop José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles — the nation’s largest and most culturally and socially diverse Catholic community — and chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, in his call for a … Continue reading


Confronting Global Poverty

published on: January 7, 2014

January is Poverty Awareness Month. As a result, members of the Viatorian Community are joining with Catholic Rural Life, a national organization based in Des Moines, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in promoting a deeper understanding of the Church’s … Continue reading


Fight Human Trafficking

published on: December 16, 2013

At a meeting this month with 16 new ambassadors and one diplomatic representative to the Holy See, Pope Francis exhorted the international community to adopt even more unanimous and effective strategy against human trafficking. “The trafficking of persons is a crime … Continue reading


Check Out This Video: No Doubt It Was Torture!

published on: October 22, 2013

The Viatorian Community is a member of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, which just released this 11-minute video:   “No Doubt, It Was Torture!” The film describes the key findings after a two-year investigation that there is no doubt that the United States … Continue reading


Pray for an End to Human Trafficking

published on: August 7, 2013

The practice of exploiting people for forced labor or sexual slavery is growing at an alarming rate in the U.S. and around the world, with immigrant children often being the victims. And this travesty of human trafficking will continue taking … Continue reading


Help End Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

published on: July 12, 2013

Join with Viatorians and other religious leaders as they oppose the use of prolonged solitary confinement in California state prisons. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has drafted an open letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown. They plan to deliver … Continue reading


Raffle Supports Viatorians’ Work with Immigrants

published on: July 11, 2013

Looking for ways to support the Viatorians’ ministry with detained immigrants? It may be as simple as purchasing a raffle ticket. The Viatorian Community is a member of the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants. The Chicago-based organization is holding a raffle … Continue reading


Young Adult Conference

published on: May 6, 2013

Who: Young adults (ages 18-30) who are thinking about pursuing a life of service in the Church.  Priority consideration is given to individuals involved with one of the Catholics On Call partners, although connection with a partner is not required. … Continue reading


World Youth Day Chicago

published on: May 6, 2013

What: World Youth Day Chicago: A Midwest Celebration When: July 27, 2013 Where: Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, IL Click for registration http://www.events.org/ADCOC1/cpage.aspx?e=60097


Become a Business Partner

published on: April 3, 2013

For nine years now the Viatorian Community has supported Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and its innovative corporate work study program. Students carry a full course load of college prepartory classes while working five, 8-hour days a month for one … Continue reading