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Teens Take Excitement from LA Youth Day Back to Las Vegas

published on: March 19, 2018

Dare to Believe! That was the theme this month at the annual Youth Day, sponsored by the Religion Education Congress and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This year’s rally drew more than 10,000 young people, including more than 75 from the Las Vegas Diocese. … Continue reading

Viatorians Cheer on Their Alma Mater, Onward Loyola U!

published on: March 16, 2018

With the exciting, last second swoosh by Loyola guard — and Chicago native — Donte Ingram, the Ramblers advanced to Saturday’s second round of the NCAA tournament. Cheers rang out at pubs and bars across Chicagoland — and in the retirement … Continue reading

Viatorians and the Mayor of Killarney

published on: March 16, 2018

What do the Viatorians have to do with the Lord Mayor of Killarney, Niall Kelleher? Their worlds came together on Thursday, courtesy of Andrew Kelleher, a 1986 graduate of Saint Viator High School and the mayor’s cousin. Andrew Kelleher helped … Continue reading

Viatorian Associates Called to Work with Young People

published on: March 12, 2018

For more than 20 years, Associates Ken and Michelle Barrie have served as youth ministers at St. Patrick Church in Kankakee. Their youth group includes junior high and high school students from three parishes in all, including neighboring St. Teresa … Continue reading

Everyone’s an Artist

published on: March 8, 2018

Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV, is an award-winning mathematician, who has taught math at Saint Viator High School since it opened and even in retirement he continues to work with math team members. But even they were surprised to learn of … Continue reading

The Upcoming Canonizations are Personal for the Viatorians

published on: March 7, 2018

Vatican leaders made the announcement official today: Pope Francis recognized the second miracle of five people, including most prominently Pope Paul VI and Blessed Oscar Romero, bishop and martyr. Now, all that awaits is their date of canonization. They already had been … Continue reading

Viatorians Welcome New Devotion to Mary

published on: March 6, 2018

The Vatican announced last week that the Church will celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as “Mother of the Church” every year on the Monday after Pentecost — May 21st this year — as a way to foster Marian … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate Their Flagship School

published on: March 5, 2018

Viatorian priests and brothers were on hand for the Night of the Lion gala Saturday, that raised money for its tuition assistance fund. In attendance were: Fr. Charles Bolser, chaplain; Fr. Mick Egan, provincial and former president; Fr. Dan Hall, … Continue reading

Journey Through Lent with the Viatorians

published on: March 2, 2018

John 2: 13-25 What kind of image do you have of Jesus? Apart from Jesus on the cross, most people naturally call to mind comforting images of Jesus as the Good Shepherd or Jesus of the Sacred Heart. These images … Continue reading

Former Students Return to Thank Their Viatorian Teachers

published on: March 1, 2018

It has been more than 50 years since Erik Blanc and Tom Wake graduated from Spalding Institute in Peoria, but they vividly remember the impact of their Viatorian teachers. They returned recently to the Viatorian Province Center to thank their former teachers … Continue reading

Viatorians Welcome New Bishop to Las Vegas

published on: February 28, 2018

Pope Francis has named Bishop George Thomas as the new bishop of Las Vegas. He replaces Bishop Joseph Pepe who is retiring after leading the Las Vegas Diocese for the last 17 years. Bishop Thomas has been serving as the bishop of … Continue reading

New School Year Opens with Excitement in Bogotá

published on: February 27, 2018

If you think the start of a new school year is all about opening books and getting to work, think again. At Colegio San Viator in Bogotá — started by Viatorians more than 50 years ago — the school year opened earlier … Continue reading

Viatorians Participating in National Call In Day

published on: February 26, 2018

Viatorians are solidarity with the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, and locally with Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago, in support of their national call-in day for the protection of Dreamers. “The U.S. bishops are asking us to … Continue reading

Lenten Reflection from the Viatorians

published on: February 23, 2018

Lent is a peculiar time of year when we sacrifice part of ourselves in preparation for the celebration of the Easter and resurrection. It takes multiple forms in many communities. Many years ago this meant giving up candy and sugar. We … Continue reading

Where Your Prayer Intentions Are Inscribed

published on: February 20, 2018

Ever wonder where your prayer intentions go once you submit them to the Viatorian Community? Prayer requests come in through the mail and through the web site, and they all are taken seriously — and recorded in a Book of … Continue reading

Reflection for First Sunday of Lent

published on: February 16, 2018

The Gospel for the first Sunday of ordinary time, Jan. 21, was from Mark’s Gospel, chapter 1, verses 14-20. The Gospel for the first Sunday of Lent, Feb. 18, is from Mark’s Gospel, chapter 1, verses 12-15. The common verses … Continue reading

Journey through Lent with the Viatorians

published on: February 14, 2018

This Lent, members of the Viatorians will offer weekly reflections — through email — on the upcoming, Sunday gospel. Fr. Dan Lydon, CSV, has been coordinating these reflections — #PraySV —for parents and alumni of Saint Viator High School, in his … Continue reading

Dream Comes True for Cristo Rey St. Martin Students

published on: February 13, 2018

After years of fundraising and 18 months of construction, the 400 students at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep walked into their sparkling new school on Tuesday and the feeling was one of excitement — and empowerment. “Finally,” said Principal Michael Odiotti, … Continue reading

Letters from the Past Reveal Rich History and Foreshadow the Future

published on: February 6, 2018

With the passing of Fr. John “Jack” Linnan, CSV, last month, came to light a series of handwritten letters he had written to his classmate and lifelong friend, Br. Don Houde, CSV. Their correspondence took place nearly 60 years ago, from … Continue reading

Viatorian Vocations Continue to Grow

published on: February 5, 2018

The Viatorians welcomed four new novitiates to their Latin American Novitiate in Puente Alto, Chile. All four are from Colombia and they have begun the process of formation. They include: Jhon Alexander Avellaneda, Edwin Alfonso Barreto, Parmenio Enrique Medina and Juan … Continue reading

Remembering Br. Robert Ruhl, CSV

published on: February 1, 2018

One Year Later, Colegio San Viator in Tunja Continues to Grow

published on: January 31, 2018

School opened this week at Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia for its second year as a Viatorian school — and all signs point to growth. For starters, a construction crew works diligently to erect eight new classrooms — to accommodate … Continue reading

Parish Campus Ministry Reaches Milestone in Las Vegas

published on: January 30, 2018

It has been five years since a pair of Viatorian associates started a Campus Ministry program at St. Viator School in Las Vegas and its benefits keep growing. Associates Paul and Rosy Hartz, and then Pre-Associate Brian Barrett, developed the school’s … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

published on: January 29, 2018

Catholic schools across the country held open houses and special liturgies on Sunday for the kick-off to one of the highlights of the year: Catholic Schools Week. For Viatorians and the schools they serve, the week underscores their educational mission, … Continue reading

Saint Viator High School’s Corporate Work Study Program Enters 5th Year

published on: January 24, 2018

Saint Viator senior Daniel Isufi hopes to study business in college and now he knows why. Last summer, he spent six weeks working at UHY Advisors, a top accounting, tax and consulting firm in Chicago, as part of Saint Viator … Continue reading

Viator House of Hospitality Reaches One-Year Mark

published on: January 19, 2018

One year after the Viator House of Hospitality opened — with the mission of offering a supportive environment to young immigrant men while they seek asylum — it is nearly filled to capacity and a waiting list is expected. “We filled … Continue reading

A Video Tribute to Fr. John E. Linnan, CSV

published on: January 18, 2018

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Prepares to Make the Move

published on: January 17, 2018

The long, awaited day is nearly here. After years of fundraising and 18 months of construction, 400 Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep students, faculty and staff will begin classes at their new, progressive high school at 3106 Belvidere Road, thanks … Continue reading

Saint Viator High School Seniors Advancing the Viatorian Charism

published on: January 11, 2018

A group of six seniors at Saint Viator High School are completing their service requirements in a unique way: together. Nearly every Saturday morning, they meet at a local food pantry to collect, sort and ultimately distribute food donations. “The … Continue reading

Praying with Migrants at the Border

published on: January 2, 2018

For the fourth time in less than two years, Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, has led a group of young adults from Viatorian ministry sites to the border between Arizona and Mexico. This time, he was joined by Br. John Eustice, CSV. … Continue reading