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Associate Mary Finks
Associate Mary Finks was among the first group to make their commitments as lay associates, back in 1999, and 10 years later she made... Read more.
Associate John Ohlendorf
In the Viatorian Community, Associate John Ohlendorf is something of a pioneer, as one of the first lay associates, dating back to 1999. But he also holds another... Read more.
Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV
Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV, dates his introduction to the Viatorians back to St. Viator Parish in Chicago, which he attended while growing up on... Read more.
Fr. Simon Lefebvre, CSV
Fr. Simon Lefebvre, CSV, reached a rare distinction this week: He is the longest serving Viatorian in the Chicago Province and the oldest, having... Read more.
Fr. John Milton, CSV
Fr. John Milton, CSV, celebrates 65 years of religious life this year as well as 60 years of priesthood, but this Viatorian can be... Read more.
Associate Donna Schwarz
Associate Donna Schwarz dates her introduction to the Viatorians back to 1995, when she began working with the Office of Viatorian Missions, as an... Read more.
Br. John Eustice, CSV
Br. John Eustice, CSV, gives a vocations talk that is, well, slightly off the beaten path. In it, he points to a road trip... Read more.
Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV
Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, will reach seven years of religious life this year, and two as a priest, but his connection to the Viatorian Community... Read more.
Fr. John Van Wiel, CSV
Fr. John Van Wiel, CSV, fondly recalls his own high school years at Alleman High School in Rock Island, where he was taught by... Read more.
Br. Pat Drohan, CSV
Br. Pat Drohan, CSV, holds the unique distinction of remaining in the same ministry site for more than 50 years. He coordinates programs at... Read more.
Associate Joe Majkowski
Associate Joe Majkowski began partnering with Viatorians exactly 40 years ago, when he began coaching at Saint Viator High School while teaching full time... Read more.
Fr. Pedro Herrera, CSV
Fr. Pedro Herrera, CSV, holds a special place in the Viatorian Community. He was among the first group of students to attend a private school... Read more.
Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV
In his more than 50 years of religious life, Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, has spent most of his career in high schools, first as a teacher... Read more.
Associate Juliann Dwyer
Associate Juliann Dwyer plays a crucial role at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, Nevada. She is the director of religious education at... Read more.
Associate Patty Wischnowski
On any given day, Associate Patty Wischnowski — a registered nurse — can be found working along side Viatorians. At her home parish, Maternity... Read more.
Fr. John Peeters, CSV
Fr. John Peeters took on a new ministry last fall, serving as executive pastor of the new Catholic school system in the Bourbonnais and... Read more.
Associate Dan Schwarz
After working more than 35 years in broadcast media, Associate Dan Schwarz held a unique distinction within the Viatorian Community. However, he recently made a... Read more.
Fr. Bill Haesaert, CSV
On any given day, Fr. William Haesaert, CSV, can be found assisting in pastoral ministry at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas, or... Read more.
Fr. Larry Lentz, CSV
Fr. Larry Lentz grew up being taught by Viatorians at Griffin High School for Boys in Springfield, and in his early ministry he followed... Read more.
Associate Paul Hartz
Associate Paul Hartz holds a distinction within the Viatorian Community: He is the only police officer in the group, working for the Las Vegas Public... Read more.
Associate Julie Baker
Associate Julie Baker is a registered nurse, who has worked as a staff nurse, a nurse manager, a nursing educator and now a school... Read more.
Associate Karen Cutler
A little over one year ago, Associate Karen Cutler took over as director of the Viatorian Youth Congress, one of the most vibrant ways Viatorians... Read more.
Br. Carlos Ernesto Flórez
Br. Carlos Ernesto Florez, CSV, attended the recent General Direction as a trusted councilor of Fr. Alain Ambeault, CSV, superior general, signaling just how... Read more.
Meet Associate Brian Barrett
Associate Brian Barrett dates his association with the Viatorians back to his youth, when he moved with his family to Las Vegas and entered... Read more.
Meet Associate Susan Surprenant
Associate Susan Surprenant cannot remember a time without Viatorians in her life. The Kankakee native grew up in St. Rose of Lima Parish, where... Read more.
Meet Associate Hector Obregon-Luna
Associate Hector Obregon-Luna brings an accomplished background to the Viatorian Community. He has served as director of religious education and youth ministry at St. Viator... Read more.
Meet Br. Daniel Tripamer, CSV
Br. Daniel Tripamer, CSV, returned two years ago to his alma mater, Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, to teach math and help... Read more.
Meet Fr. Jason Nesbit, CSV
Fr. Jason Nesbit, CSV, works in a variety of sacramental ministries in his role as associate pastor of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary... Read more.
Meet Fr. Moses Mesh, CSV
Fr. Moses Mesh, CSV, jumped right in after joining the pastoral staff two years ago at St. Viator Parish in Chicago. The native of... Read more.
Discerning a Call from a Bookkeeper’s Office
Br. Don Houde, CSV, spent more than 40 years in education — as a teacher, administrator — including seven years as principal of Saint... Read more.