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Saint Viator High School Brings Home Another State Champion

published on: May 1, 2017

In its more than 50-year history, Saint Viator High School has always had a student newspaper. Whether it was the Lion Lector, Viator Voyageur or Viator Voice, students were encouraged to report school news and publish a regular edition of … Continue reading

New Provincial Council Complete

published on: April 27, 2017

A little more than one week after Fr. Robert M. Egan, CSV, was elected as provincial and two of his four Provincial Council members were elected — Fr. Mark Francis, CSV, and Fr. Dan Hall, CSV — the remaining two … Continue reading

Colegio San Viator Named One of the Best Schools in Bogotá

published on: April 25, 2017

One year after being certified as an International Baccalaureate School (IB), Colegio San Viator in Bogotá, Colombia stands apart again. Last month, administrators learned the colegio had received the Col-Sapiens certification as one of the best schools in Colombia. Col-Sapiens rates schools … Continue reading

Historic Viatorian Parish Celebrates Its Feast Day

published on: April 24, 2017

Parishioners at historic St. George Parish in Bourbonnais celebrated their feast day on Sunday, April 23 with a Mass and reception afterwards, but just hearing the story of their patron saint always serves to inspire them. As far as historians can … Continue reading

Election of New Provincial Superior Carries on Tradition

published on: April 20, 2017

Exactly 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

New Provincial Superior of the Viatorians Elected

published on: April 19, 2017

For the first time in 12 years, members of the Viatorian Community elected a new provincial superior. It took just one ballot, and after all the votes were counted — in Arlington Heights, Colombia and Las Vegas — Fr. Robert M. … Continue reading

Let Easter Joy Embrace Our World

published on: April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday, 2017! As we once again enter into the story of the gospel, we are asked to join with Mary Magdalene and the other women as they walk to the tomb early that Sunday morning. They wonder who will … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper

published on: April 13, 2017

Passover, washing the feet, table fellowship, the Eucharist and the procession with the Blessed Sacrament to an altar of repose. These rituals from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper haven’t changed in nearly 2,000 years, but their solemn message of servant leadership — and nourishment from receiving the … Continue reading

Chrism Mass Kicks Off Holy Week for Viatorians

published on: April 11, 2017

Viatorians priests across the Province of Chicago carried out a tradition that is steeped in tradition, in attending the Chrism Mass. It dates back to the early church, when the bishop consecrated holy oils used during the sacraments for the rest of the year, and … Continue reading

Viatorians Trade Parishes for One Weekend

published on: April 10, 2017

Parishioners at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas and St. Thomas More in Henderson, NV, did a double take earlier this month. That’s because Viatorians at both parishes did a “pulpit exchange,” where they celebrated Mass at one another’s … Continue reading

World War I and the Viatorians

published on: April 6, 2017

It has been 100 years since the United States entered World War I, which would become known as the “war to end all wars.” Viatorian priests played prominent roles as chaplains during the war, however nowhere was the war effort felt more … Continue reading

Lenten Retreat Draws Viatorians in Western Region Together

published on: April 5, 2017

Sitting amid rose gardens, praying at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, and reflecting with others about journeying through Lent. Those elements added up to a meaningful morning of reflection this month for members of the Viatorians’ western region. It took place on the … Continue reading

Viatorians in Colombia Rally Around People of Mocoa

published on: April 4, 2017

The city of Mocoa is hundreds of miles away from Viatorians living and working in Bogotá and in Tunja, but the families affected by this devastating flooding and mudslides are on the minds of all Colombians. In response to the weekend disaster, … Continue reading

Lenten Offering Makes a Difference

published on: April 3, 2017

At the end of Sunday Mass at rural St. George Parish in Bourbonnais, children come up to the altar to empty their piggy banks. While the scene is heartwarming, it makes an impact. Each week during Lent, the children have … Continue reading

Lenten Reflections with the Viatorians

published on: March 31, 2017

Fr. Robert Bolser, CSV, retired last year as associate pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson and moved back to the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights. He reflected at Mass recently about God’s unconditional love guiding his long ministry, … Continue reading

Prayers to Reunite Syrian Family Answered

published on: March 31, 2017

Good news! Six months after the Viatorian Community gathered with Sisters of the Living Word to pray for a Syrian refugee family to be reunited, their prayers have been answered. “Recently, we learned that Marwan’s wife and daughter have been … Continue reading

Bishop Gorman High School Hosts a Celebration of Service

published on: March 28, 2017

At Bishop Gorman High School’s signature event, the Knight of the Gael, Viatorians were among those honored this year for their dedication to the school — and to Catholic education. In all, school officials honored 15 faculty and staff members … Continue reading

Lent: A Time of Transformation

published on: March 17, 2017

Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, offers today’s reflection. Most recently, he served as pastor of St. Viator Parish in Chicago, but he also has led Saint Viator High School as president, Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas as principal, and … Continue reading

Colegio San Viator in Bogotá Racks Up Another Honor

published on: March 15, 2017

Less than one year after being authorized as an International Baccalaureate School, Colegio San Viator in Bogotá, Colombia stands apart again. This month, administrators learned the colegio had been selected as one of five schools in Colombia — for its success in quality management … Continue reading

Saint Viator High School Introduces New Principal

published on: March 14, 2017

Viatorians turned over their flagship high school to a 19-year career educator, whose experience in Catholic education includes 14 years as a teacher and administrator at Jesuit High School in Portland, OR, and the last five years as assistant principal … Continue reading

President of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Honored

published on: March 13, 2017

Preston Kendall, president of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, continues to draw attention to the school and its mission of providing academic excellence for students of limited economic means. Most recently, Kendall won the Dorothy Day leadership award on March 8 from the … Continue reading

Journey Through Lent with the Viatorians

published on: March 8, 2017

Fr. Larry Lentz, CSV, is a former English teacher and administrator at Saint Viator High School. He now serves as associate pastor of St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas, as well as associate provincial. Here is his reflection: “Regardless … Continue reading

An Empowering Night for the Viatorians

published on: March 6, 2017

Viatorians and the impact of a Viatorian education drove the success of Saint Viator High School’s Night of the Lion fundraiser Saturday night.The school’s largest fundraiser took place at the school and wove guests from the opening reception in Querbes Hall to … Continue reading

Journey Through Lent with the Viatorians

published on: March 3, 2017

Fr. Mick Egan, CSV, leads more than 6,000 families as pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Community in suburban Las Vegas, where this summer he will celebrate 40 years of priesthood. He writes a weekly column — published online and in … Continue reading

Lenten Reflections from the Viatorians

published on: March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday brings to mind one thing to Fr. John Milton, CSV: sacramentals. Here’s his reflection on them and their role in the liturgical season of Lent. Sacramentals: Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican Christians use them. They are signs of sacred … Continue reading

LA Youth Day Rallies Las Vegas Teens

published on: February 27, 2017

#WHATAREYOUWAITINGFOR That simple theme permeated this year’s Youth Day held at the Anaheim Convention Center near Los Angeles. It served to uplift the more than 7,000 young people in attendance — including a group from St. Viator Catholic Community — and … Continue reading

At Maternity BVM Parish, Faith Formation Can be Fun

published on: February 24, 2017

Fr. Richard Pighini, CSV, celebrated a closing Mass at a recent retreat for students preparing for confirmation. But the liturgy had a distinct look about it. At first glance, it looked like leaders of the recent confirmation retreat were wearing … Continue reading

Standing with Brothers and Sisters in Faith

published on: February 21, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s revised order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations expected this week, faith leaders from several religions gathered Monday for an interfaith breakfast  at Chicago’s Downtown Islamic Center. Among them was Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, an attorney and human … Continue reading

Viatorians, Lincoln and St. Rose of Lima Parish

published on: February 17, 2017

Connie Licon, executive director of the Kankakee County Museum described it as a “miracle” when a rare sculpture of Abraham Lincoln’s hand was found, 14 months after it had been stolen. The discovery took place in a pew at St. … Continue reading

Landmark Case Involving the Viatorians Surfaces After 40 Years

published on: February 16, 2017

Back in the 1970s, a debate over whether to allow the Clerics of St. Viator to sell land east of Saint Viator High School to be developed into low income housing, was so contentious, that it made it all the … Continue reading