Br. Juan Carlos Ubaque, CSV, a postulant from Colombia, made his first vows as a member Viatorian Community last month. He is the latest native Colombian to join the Viatorians. After attending the Latin American Novitiate in Santiago, Chile — which provides a strong training process and preparation for religious life — Br. Juan Carlos made his first, three-year commitment to live a religious life of chastity, poverty and obedience.
Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial of the Province of Chicago, which includes Colombia as one of its foundations, presided over the vow ceremony. Br. Juan Carlos made his vows in a ceremony steeped in tradition and carried out before many of his Viatorian brothers, family and friends, who have accompanied him through his discernment up until this point.
Br. Juan Carlos now returns to serving as pastoral professor and head of the religion department at Colegio San Viator.