on “Catholic Chicago,” the radio arm of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Their topic? The role of religious brothers.
“You always hear a lot about religious sisters and ordained priests, but not as much about religious brothers,” said Sr. Lovina Francis Pammit, OSF, show moderator.
Br. John and Br. Peter had plenty to say about their calling, their different ministries and roles within the Viatorian Community, as well as the novitiate process to become a Viatorian.
“We don’t have to choose to do a priest track or a brother track, when we come in,” Br. John said. “You enter as a Viatorian and experience lots of different ministries.”
For Br. Peter, who took his perpetual vows last summer, he described volunteering with young asylum seekers at Viator House of Hospitality as being “an absolutely eye-opening experience.”
“I was meeting people from around the world,” Br. Peter said. “It was their stories and their faces that stayed with me.”
Listen to their full interview here, and find out what drives these two Viatorians.