Vocations continue to grow in Colombia, where Viatorians have served since 1961.

Br. Elkin Mendoza, CSV, professes first vows before Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial.

The latest is Br. Elkin Mendoza, CSV, who professed his first vows Aug. 29 in the chapel at Colegio San Viator in Bogotá.

Br. Mendoza professed his vows before Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial, in a ceremony that drew many of the professed and associate Viatorians to gather at the colegio.

“It’s sign of life,” he said. “It’s a sign that we’re growing — and thriving.”

Numbers of professed Viatorians in Colombia are growing.

Br. Mendoza is the fifth religious brother to profess first vows this year. He oversees all of the science labs at the colegio, which is  certified by International Baccalaureate Program and bilingual, and led by Mr. Carlos Trebilcock, Principal.

The entire Viatorian Community in Colombia gathered for the occasion.


In January, Br. Jhon Alexander Avellaneda, CSV; Br. Edwin Alfonso Barreto, CSV; Br. Parmenio Enrique Medina, CSV; and Br. Juan David Ramirez, CSV, all professed first vows after completing a year of formation at the Viatorian novitiate run by the Latin American and Caribbean Council in Puente Alto, Chile, under the guidance of Fr. Eduardo Millan, CSV, novice master.