Today we celebrate the 157th anniversary of his death.
The observance took place in parishes and schools throughout the Viatorian Province of Chicago, as well as in international locations around the world.
At the Viatorian Province Center, retired members of the Viatorians prayed for the beatification of Fr. Querbes. His cause has been taken up by Vatican officials, who have called him a Servant of God and his cause advances toward being named venerable.
“On his day of remembrance for all of us who are his heirs as members of the Viatorian Community, let us say a prayer of thanksgiving for his life and his vision,” said Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial, “for his passion and for his utter belief in God’s providence.
“Indeed, his community is alive and well,” Fr. von Behren adds. “Happy Fr. Querbes Day to all.”