Viatorians gathered to honor his memory, to enrich their knowledge of his life and spirituality, to renew their commitment to his ideals, and to pray for his beatification and canonization. They participated in a three day program of spiritual renewal, walking in the footsteps of Fr. Querbes, praying at his gravesite, attending lectures and celebrating the Eucharist at the two churches of his ministry, St. Nizier in Lyons and St. Bonnet in Vourles.
The Querbesian Year began September 1, 2009 and will be celebrated throughout the Viatorian community until August 31, 2010. Each province and foundation will undertake educational and spiritual activities and programs to make Fr. Louis Querbes better known and will launch a crusade of intercessionary prayers for his beatification.
The spirit of Louis Querbes is alive today and onward into the future with hope and promise!