He has served in multiple leadership roles with the Viatorians, from Rome to Bogotá and back in the United States. Yet Fr. Mark Francis, CSV, still boils down his vocation to the Viatorians who taught him at Saint Viator High School.

“I saw in the priests and brothers, the Viatorians, this dedication and just love for people,” Fr. Francis says in this interview. “That’s what inspired me. I had a feeling I wanted to be a priest, but I also wanted to be a teacher, and what I saw at Saint Viator High School was precisely that combination.”

Hear the rest of this 15-minute conversation, including his thoughts on Catholic education in today’s world and what Fr. Francis is doing now.