Fellowship, spiritual renewal and strengthening the bonds as a Viatorian Community.

Those were some of the goals of the annual Provincial Assembly, which drew 80 DSC_0048Viatorian associates, brothers and priests to gather in the cradle of the community, Bourbonnais, IL.

The three-day assembly took place during the an historic year, 150 years after the first Viatorians arrived in Bourbonnais to begin their ministry in this country.

DSC_0008But Viatorians did more than celebrate their milestone anniversary. The assembly was a working gathering.DSC_1843

“As we look to our future, we must find ways to bring discipleship and evangelization — of whom we believe Christ to be — in our world today,” said Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial. “How can we be disciples in our world today — and how can we be disciples as Viatorians?”