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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

Extraordinary General Council Wraps Up in Vourles, France

published on: February 15, 2017

Viatorians from around the world wrapped up a five-day conference — the Extraordinary General Council — that took place in Vourles, France, affectionately known as the cradle of the community. Fr. Louis Querbes started the Clerics of St. Viator there in 1831. The … Continue reading

What Goes Around Comes Around for These Two Viatorians

published on: February 9, 2017

Nearly nine years ago, a pair of Viatorian brothers knelt before their Provincial Superior, Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, and pledged their perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience — and promised to spend the rest of their lives in … Continue reading

Volunteers Lining Up to Support Viator House of Hospitality

published on: February 6, 2017

Volunteers filled every seat in the meeting room of the Viatorian Province Center — and then some. They grabbed dining room chairs and those from other rooms in order to sit in on the first training session led by Fr. Corey Brost, … Continue reading

Viatorians Stand in Solidarity with Refugees Seeking Resettlement

published on: February 1, 2017

On behalf of the Provincial Council and the Clerics of St. Viator — and as Catholic priests and brothers — we stand in solidarity with those refugees seeking resettlement/asylum in the United States through the approved U.S. Refugees Resettlement Program.  Our faith … Continue reading

Colegio San Viator Opens in Tunja, Colombia

published on: January 31, 2017

The Viatorian Community experienced an exciting new milestone this week, with the opening of its second school in Colombia. Colegio San Viator opened its doors as a Viatorian-run school — with an enrollment more than double its previous year, and with … Continue reading

International Students at Saint Viator High School Share Their Culture

published on: January 30, 2017

Chinese dragons, zodiac symbols and red tablecloths, oh my! One step into Querbes Hall at Saint Viator High School on Friday and students knew this was no ordinary lunch period. In fact, students in the Fr. Mark R. Francis, CSV, … Continue reading

Reflections on New Beginnings and a Prayerful Response

published on: January 27, 2017

Fr. Patrick Render, CSV, serves as pastor of St. Viator Parish in Chicago, a diverse parish on Chicago’s west side that dates back more than 125 years. Each week, he offers a reflection and this one is particularly timely given … Continue reading