Viatorians are celebrating 150 years of ministering in this country, since the original three missionaries arrived in Bourbonnais in 1865, from Montreal.150-year banner

Now, the Viatorian Community’s rich history  is part of a tourism campaign being promoted by officials with the Kankakee County Convention  & Visitors’ Bureau: Historic Churches of the Kankakee Area.historic churches brochure

Visitors to the area will find a 22-page, full color booklet describing historic churches and providing a self-guided tour.

Included in the booklets are detailed shots of the Blessed Virgin Mary (built in 1858) in Bourbonnais, St. Anne (1872) in St. Anne, IL; and St. Patrick Church (1894) — all parishes run by Viatorians.