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Cristo Rey St. Martin Reaches One Year in New Building

published on: February 13, 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun. That age-old adage appears to sum up the feelings of students and faculty alike at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, who realized — today — that they have been in their long-awaited new building … Continue reading

Viatorian Associates Speak from the Heart about Youth Ministry

published on: February 11, 2019

Local youth ministry directors gathered this week in the Bourbonnais/Kankakee area to exchange ideas and share resources on how to empower young people growing in their faith. It’s a collaboration that continues every month. With educating young people at the … Continue reading

From Saint Viator High School to Cooperstown

published on: February 7, 2019

Cole Kmet ’17 helped lead the Lions to a pair of state playoff appearances during his four years on Saint Viator High School’s football team. Along the way he developed a close relationship with one of his assistant coaches, Fr. Daniel Hall, … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week

published on: January 29, 2019

Saint Viator High School Work Study Program Empowers Students

published on: January 28, 2019

The summer before her sophomore year in high school, Helena Chuchala ’21 completed an internship that many college students would covet: She spent six weeks working with BMO Global Asset Management in Chicago learning about investment solutions for its institutional … Continue reading

Viatorian Returns to Saint Viator High School

published on: January 24, 2019

Br. John Eustice, CSV, returned to familiar territory this week, when he arrived in time for the new semester back at Saint Viator High School, this time as Vice President of Viatorian Mission and Identity. “It’s my fourth tour of duty,”  quipped Br. John, who first … Continue reading

Viatorian Installed as Pastor at Maternity BVM Church

published on: January 22, 2019

Fr. Jason Nesbit, CSV, began serving as pastor of Maternity BVM Church six months ago, but on Sunday he was formally installed as the 29th pastor of the historic parish. It was a ceremony steeped in ritual and meaning. Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, … Continue reading

Making a Visitors’ Room a Home at Province Center

published on: January 15, 2019

A newly decorated room at the Viatorian Province Center feels a bit more like home after a selection of watercolor paintings were hung. They range from a wooded scene in winter, to a quiet street in Mexico, to a cluster of fishing … Continue reading

Viator House of Hospitality Finds New Meaning in Nativity Story

published on: January 10, 2019

Viator House of Hospitality, a ministry of accompaniment sponsored by the Viatorian Community, celebrates its second year anniversary this month, and with the recent addition of a young man — who arrived on Christmas Day no less — its mission seems as … Continue reading

New Year Ushers in Excitement for Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas

published on: January 9, 2019

All signs are pointing up for the new Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Prep, as it begins to countdown the months until it opens in August. Over the last six weeks, steel girders have gone up framing the … Continue reading

Vocations Continue to Grow in Colombia

published on: January 7, 2019

The Viatorian Community just added four new religious brothers over the weekend and the celebration among family members and Viatorians alike, was heartfelt. Br. Jhon Alexander Avellaneda, CSV; Br. Edwin Alfonso Barreto, CSV; Br. Parmenio Enrique Medina, CSV; and Br. … Continue reading

Viatorian Maintains Commitment to Accompanying Young People to the Border

published on: January 2, 2019

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, is a man of his words. For the sixth time in less than four years, he has led a group of young adults from Viatorian ministry sites to the border between Arizona and Mexico. They arrived Jan. 1 at the … Continue reading

Christmas Joy from the Viatorians

published on: December 21, 2018

Advent is a wonderful season of the liturgical year. It provides us with time to reflect and anticipate the wonder of Christmas. The joy and anticipation of  Advent is truly reflected in the faces of children. They experience the awe … Continue reading

Finding Joy This Advent Season

published on: December 20, 2018

Wreaths Across America Draws Support from Viatorian Sites

published on: December 19, 2018

At first glance, a cattle farmer and longtime parishioner at St. George Parish in Bourbonnais and a sophomore at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, would have little in common. But a closer look reveals a link: They both participated this month … Continue reading

Spreading Christmas Joy at the Parish Level

published on: December 18, 2018

Forget the formal banquets! At the largest parish where Viatorians serve — St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV — thanking volunteers means throwing a joyous, holiday festival. Earlier this month, Viatorian associates and staff members joined together to … Continue reading

New Provincial and Council Installed

published on: December 17, 2018

Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, officially took his office — and made his profession of faith — as Provincial Superior during a prayer service on Dec. 16, that mixed his sense of calling with a renewed sense of joy. Fr. Mick Egan, CSV, Superior … Continue reading

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Viatorian Province Center

published on: December 11, 2018

It’s not often that visitors come bearing gifts and baked goods for the retired religious at the Viatorian Province Center, as well as the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe. But Mike Crilly and … Continue reading

Bringing the Christmas Story to Life

published on: December 11, 2018

Officials at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, added a unique experience to their Advent season this year: a living nativity, complete with actors and seats around the manger setting. The live depiction is planned for every weekend through … Continue reading

Advent Reflections from Maternity BVM Parish

published on: December 10, 2018

Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas Gaining Recognition

published on: December 7, 2018

The Viatorians’ newest school, Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas, hasn’t opened yet but its innovative model of education is gaining recognition throughout Southern Nevada. Even as its steel frame began rising from the ground this week, and construction continues toward … Continue reading

Outgoing and Incoming Provincial Council Members Meet

published on: December 6, 2018

In a rare joint meeting, members of the old and new Provincial Councils met with newly elected Provincial Superior, Fr. Dan Hall, CSV. It was described as a time to bring new members up to speed on pressing matters, as … Continue reading

A Christmas Image from the Viatorian Art Collection

published on: December 4, 2018

Br. Don Houde, CSV, the unofficial curator of the religious art collection at the Province Center, begins searching around the middle of summer. His quest? To find a unique rendering of the holy family that would be suitable for the … Continue reading

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

published on: December 3, 2018

Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, has many memories from his years as president of Saint Viator High School — 1986 – 98 — including shepherding the all-boys school into a coeducational institution. But one that stands out is the day the … Continue reading

Election of a New Provincial Superior Steeped in Tradition

published on: November 29, 2018

Just over 50 years ago, in 1967, Viatorians voted at their General Chapter meeting to give members the chance to nominate and elect a provincial superior and members of his provincial council — rather than have them appointed by the superior … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Tradition that Works

published on: November 26, 2018

At St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, Thanksgiving is a working holiday. For more than 20 years, families gather on Thanksgiving, at church, to deliver holiday dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors, the disabled or those who will be … Continue reading

Reflections on Thanksgiving

published on: November 21, 2018

Fr. Michael Keliher, CSV, serves as parish administrator at St. Thomas More Catholic Community, where he writes a weekly reflection. In the latest bulletin, Fr. Mike writes about the many feelings that Thanksgiving evokes and about its spiritual aspects as … Continue reading

As Thanksgiving Approaches Viatorians Work to Feed the Hungry

published on: November 21, 2018

Stamping out hunger is one of the core missions of the Viatorians, and nowhere is that more evident than this week, when food drives are going on at nearly all the places where Viatorians minister. At Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais, … Continue reading