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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


A Prayer for Peace in the New Year

published on: December 29, 2017

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, … Continue reading


National Migration Week

published on: December 28, 2017


Warm Christmas Blessings from the Viatorians

published on: December 22, 2017

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. . . You will bear a son and name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. . . Luke … Continue reading


Interpreting Holy Scripture with a Viatorian

published on: December 19, 2017

Every month, Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, fills the conference table at the Viatorian Province Center with more than 20 women who want to dive deeper into the Bible, and ultimately enrich their own spirituality. Fr. Robert Erickson, CSV, began the Bible … Continue reading


Setting Time Aside for Advent Prayer

published on: December 18, 2017

In all the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, Viatorians always set aside time to gather as regional groups in prayer every Advent season. For members of the Arlington Heights and Chicago region, associates, brothers and priests gathered on the third Sunday of … Continue reading


Saint Viator High School Choir Members Come Calling

published on: December 14, 2017

The community room in the retirement wing of the Viatorian Province Center came alive Thursday morning with the sounds of Christmas cheer, when members of Saint Viator High School’s concert choir came a caroling. Dressed in festive sweaters and holiday … Continue reading


Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas Seeking Applicants for Principal

published on: December 13, 2017

One year after Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, announced that the Viatorian Community would serve as the sole religious sponsor of a new high school — Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Prep — he is accepting applications for … Continue reading


Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

published on: December 12, 2017

The stirring image of two dozen red roses, set up in front of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, filled the Viatorian chapel with hope and joy on her feast day, just as the flowers did more than 450 … Continue reading


Poinsettias Return to the Viatorian Province Center

published on: December 11, 2017

It’s become a yearly ritual. Every year before Christmas, Associate Karen Cutler and Br. Don Houde, CSV, travel to a nearby nursery to shop for poinsettias to decorate the Province Center foyer, offices and areas of the retirement wing — … Continue reading


Viatorian Remembered for His Heroism

published on: December 7, 2017

Fr. Eugene Lutz, CSV, was a championship boxer, a beloved high school teacher and an inspiring retreat leader over the course of his 47 years as a Viatorian. But it was his military experience and years of suffering as a … Continue reading


Making the Season Bright

published on: December 6, 2017

Viatorians who live in the retirement wing of the Province Center found a delightful surprise once they concluded evening prayer and entered the dining room: elves had worked all day to fill the room with Christmas decorations of all shapes and sizes. A … Continue reading


St. George Parish Illuminates Its Christmas Spirit

published on: December 5, 2017

Families at St. George Parish in Bourbonnais kicked off the Advent Season in a colorful way. They debuted their “Avenue of Trees” on the church campus and they are inviting people from the community to visit. “Come out to the … Continue reading


Reflections on the First Sunday of Advent

published on: December 4, 2017

The season of Advent generally signals a time of preparation among Catholic worshipers as they count down the weeks until Christmas day. However, when Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV, celebrated Mass on the first Sunday of Advent for his confreres at … Continue reading


A Thanksgiving Tradition that Works

published on: December 1, 2017

At St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, Thanksgiving is a working holiday. For more than 20 years, families gather together to deliver holiday dinners with all the trimmings — and even a table centerpiece — to homebound seniors, the … Continue reading


Viatorian Giving Garden Hunkers Down for the Winter

published on: November 28, 2017

It’s a wrap. After productive growing seasons in the summer and early fall, gardeners working their plots in the Viatorian Giving Garden have cleaned out their beds and prepared the soil for winter. Associate John Dussman, who coordinated the garden ministry, … Continue reading


Vegas Teens Represent City at National Catholic Youth Conference

published on: November 21, 2017

On the surface, it looked as though Associates Rosy Hartz and Deborah Perez were taking teens from St. Viator Catholic Community’s youth ministry group to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. But at this distinctly Catholic setting, where young people encounter Christ … Continue reading


Viatorians Elected to Attend General Chapter

published on: November 20, 2017

After a day-long meeting Friday at the  Province Center, four emerged as the delegates to represent Viatorians from this country at next summer’s General Chapter, considered the most important gathering of the worldwide Viatorian Community. Fr. Thomas von Behren, Br. Michael Gosch, Fr. … Continue reading