It seemed like old home week when Viatorians from Las Vegas, Bourbonnais and even tiny St. Anne, Illinois all converged on the Province Center for a day-long meeting.

But serious business was taking place.

It happens only once every six years. That’s when Viatorians converge for their General Chapter meeting. In the past it has taken place in Rome but next summer it will take place in Mundelein, IL, site of the major seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

In preparation for this three-week series of meetings, Viatorians from across the Chicago Province gathered to elect four members who will attend the General Chapter meeting, as well as formulate responses to issues to be discussed.

These wide-ranging issues range from consecrated life to governing structures, mission, finances and international solidarity.