Today, Viatorians around the world pause to reflect on their feast day, remembering the 4th century saint whom Fr. Louis Querbes chose to be the patron of his new religious order.

Fr. Robert M. Egan, CSV, Superior General summed up the day this way at a feast day Mass celebrated at Saint Viator High School, where he graduated in 1969:

Fr. Robert M. Egan, CSV

“Go and carry forth this tradition that began 150 years ago in the hillsides of France, when Fr. Louis Querbes sent one or two Viatorians out to educate young people. He sent them forth the same way Viatorians today go forth with young people like yourself, with the same message: Make a difference, be people of faith, take with it what you believe, and let it be the guide in your life.”

Here’s a sample of Viatorians around the wrold — and the students they teach — celebrating this special day, in this three-minute video produced by the Province of Spain.