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St. Viator Parish School Students Rock Their Socks

published on: March 21, 2019

Today is World Down Syndrome Day and students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas takes that celebration seriously. They are joining with people around the world in wearing mismatched socks, in order to celebrate the differences and what … Continue reading

St. Patrick Church Closes Out Milestone Year

published on: March 20, 2019

It was only fitting that parishioners at historic St. Patrick Church in downtown Kankakee culminate their 125th anniversary year, on the feast day of their patron, St. Patrick. With a congregation dressed predominantly in green, and with plenty of young families … Continue reading

A Statement from the Viatorian Community in Response to the New Zealand Shootings

published on: March 18, 2019

The Viatorian Community expresses its solidarity with the Muslim community after the horrific attack in New Zealand. Our hearts reach out to the entire Muslim community with thoughts of care and love. Such senseless acts of violence and hatred only reinforce our … Continue reading

Lenten Reflections from the Viatorians

published on: March 14, 2019

Fr. Patrick Render, CSV, reflected on the first Sunday of Lent in the bulletin of St. Viator Parish in Chicago, which he has led as pastor since 2015. “The first Sunday’s gospel is always the story of Jesus’ 40 days in … Continue reading

New School Year Means New Excitement at Colegio San Viator in Tunja

published on: March 11, 2019

School opened in February at Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia for its third year as a Viatorian school — and all signs point to excitement. A visit in April from officials with the International Baccalaureate Program is tops on the list. The IB Program is … Continue reading

Twenty Years Later, A Mission Trip Still Resonates

published on: March 7, 2019

David Baron grew up attending St. Patrick’s Church and Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, where in both places he interacted with Viatorians — and their commitment to social justice. His education would take him to the University of Notre Dame and … Continue reading

Journey Through Lent with the Viatorians

published on: March 6, 2019

Fr. John Milton, CSV, is a frequent presider at the daily Masses held at the Province Center Chapel, where he is known for his concise homilies that get right to the point. His reflection today, on Ash Wednesday, did just that. … Continue reading

Word of Viator House of Hospitality Growing

published on: March 5, 2019

Viator House of Hospitality quietly reached its second anniversary in January, but work supporting its young immigrant men seeking asylum, never stops. Now, word of the home and its mission is drawing increased attention. In the latest online edition of … Continue reading

A Day in the Life — with Pre-Associate Brian Hansen

published on: March 1, 2019

Pre-Associate Brian Hansen graduated from Saint Viator High School in 2011, after four years of appearing in nearly every musical and theater production. Is it any wonder that when Catholic Theological Union looked for a student to appear in a “Day … Continue reading

Middle School Peace Camp Sells Out

published on: February 26, 2019

In just its second year, a Peace Camp designed for middle school students by the Children of Abraham Coalition — an interfaith nonprofit corporation — sold out. Its success leads teenage leaders to believe their vision to promote interfaith literacy, relationships and reverence, … Continue reading

Viatorians Congratulate Principal Terry Granger on National Award

published on: February 25, 2019

Terry Granger, has partnered with Viatorians for the last 17 years, serving as principal of its schools in Bourbonnais/Kankakee, where they have been both innovative and award winning. Back in 2006, he worked with Viatorians to create a 1:1 laptop program that … Continue reading

Viatorians Mourn the Sudden Passing of Br. Dale Barth, CSV

published on: February 21, 2019

A light has gone out  at the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights. Br. Dale Barth, CSV, who lived in the retirement wing for 11 years and served as a Viatorian religious brother for 55 years, has died. Br. Barth … Continue reading

Provincial Council Visits Viatorians in Colombia

published on: February 19, 2019

Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial Superior, and his General Council — Br. Michael Gosch, CSV, Fr. Mark Francis, CSV, Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, and Br. Rob Robertson, CSV — spent the weekend with Viatorians in Bogotá, and they came away … Continue reading

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