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Fr. Louis Querbes House in Colombia Named the Winner

November 10, 2015

The school year ends next week for students at San Viator Colegio in Bogotá, and for IMG_0439those in the Fr. Louis Querbes House, it’s ending on a high note. At the annual “Houses closing ceremony,” the Querbes House won top billing for students’ combined performance in academic performance, environmental awareness, recycling campaign, service initiatives and sports competitions. “Everyone in the school community belongs to a house,” explains Diego Cordoba, an administrator at the colegio. There are four houses, or small faith communities comprised of students, teachers,

Fr. Louis Querbes

Fr. Louis Querbes

Fr. James Crilly, CSV

Fr. James Crilly, CSV

Fr. John Stafford, CSV

Fr. John Stafford, CSV

Fr. John Cusack, CSV

Fr. John Cusack, CSV

parents, administrators and staff. The names of each of the houses reflect important Viatorians, including Fr. John Cusack, who raised money for the foundation of Colombia; Fr. John Stafford a former provincial; Fr. James Crilly, one of the three original missionaries, and Fr. Louis Querbes, founder of the community. “We don’t have a material reward,” Diego adds, “but with everyone participating in the house activities together, we have a lot of pride in belonging to the winning house.”