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BNENE Conference Braves Hurricane Beryl – Houston, TX.

Educators and Administrators in Common Mission

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The 4th Basilian Latin American Summit: A Call to Unite and Care for Our Common Home

Excursion through the Department of Boyacá, north of Bogotá. The site of the Latin American Summit was the town of Villa de Leyva, in Boyacá.   This year, the 4th […]

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Catholic Centre for Immigrants: Upholding the Dignity of Refugees in Ottawa

Amidst the current conflicts that force many to depart their homelands, The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) Ottawa partners with The Congregation of St. Basil to successfully assist hundreds of […]

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VIDEO – Scholastic Bishoy Dawood, CSB: Gradual Joy – Houston, TX.

You’re not going to get it all, not right away at least! Our Scholastic Bishoy Dawood CSB, shares his insights into the what makes people dissatisfied and unfulfilled, as well […]

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VIDEO – Fr. David Sharp, CSB: The True Meaning of Success – Wickenburg, AZ.

Life is a lot easier when we do it together – Fr. David Sharp, a Basilian of over 60 years, shares his insight into the true foundation of a fulfilling […]

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Romero House: Creating Community Through Compassion – Toronto, ON.

In the west bend neighborhood of Toronto, Romero house continues to serve those fleeing from violence by offering a place of welcome and belonging. Established in 1991 when a small […]

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Basilians in Colombia Conclude Annual Retreat – Cundinamarca, COL.

Our brothers in Colombia have just concluded their annual retreat. For a week, all Basilians in Colombia gathered to pray, meditate, and strengthen their fraternity, while also participating in training […]

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Fr. George Smith CSB Leads Basilian Lay Associates Retreat – Rochester, NY.

Last weekend, 25 Basilian Lay Associates from Toronto, Rochester, and Windsor gathered at St. John Fisher University for a retreat led by Fr. George Smith CSB, Professor at SJFU, accompanied […]

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Bridges to life: The Light of Christ’s Mercy in Prison Ministry – Houston, TX.

For the last 26 years, John Sage, a native Houstonian and St. Thomas High School alumnus, has dedicated his life to bringing restorative justice to inmates through his faith-based program, […]

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Scholastics Osman Enrique de la Hoz Escorcia & Eduard Alexis Guerrero Carillo Ordained as Deacons – Medellín, COL.

“Deacons are the servants of charity.” – Pope Francis. On Thursday, May 30th, Scholastics Osman Enrique de la Hoz Escorcia CSB and Eduard Alexis Guerrero Carillo CSB were ordained as […]

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Planting Seeds International: Self-Reliance Through Education – Guatemala City, GUAT.

For the past five years, Planting Seeds International (P.S.I), has consistently created education opportunities for children and adults across Guatemala, and with the support of The Congregation of St. Basil […]

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Horizons of Friendship: Transforming Central American Communities – Chiapas, MEX.

Young people reading a manual on coffee plantation management. In an ongoing effort to build self-sustaining communities in Central America and Mexico, Horizons of Friendship (H.O.F), in partnership with The […]

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Fr. Robert Glass, CSB Celebrates 50 Years of Ordination to the Priesthood – Chicago, IL.

A few days ago, Fr. John Huber, CSB travelled to Chicago, IL., to concelebrate the Mass of Pentecost, and join in the celebration of Fr. Bob Glass’, CSB 50th anniversary […]

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VIDEO – Fr. Paul English, CSB: How To Find Motivation – Toronto, ON.

Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you, once you take that first step. Fr. Paul English, CSB shares his insight into finding motivation to do the things that matter.

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Fr. Kevin Mannara, CSB Presides Over The 2024 St. John Fisher University Baccalaureate Mass – Rochester, NY.

Last Friday, Fr. Kevin Mannara, CSB presided over the 2024 St. John Fisher University Baccalaureate Mass, celebrating the journeys of SJF Students, who through their faith and dedication to academic […]

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St. Basil’s Parish Celebrates Fr. Norman Tanck’s, CSB 50 Years of Priesthood – Toronto, ON.

Last Sunday, Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB was met with a warm reception by Confreres, parishioners and our Basilian Lay Associates gathered for Mass at St. Basil’s Parish, Toronto, over which […]

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VIDEO – Fr. Robert Holmes, CSB: Beatitudes, Peace and Justice – Toronto, ON.

Living the Beatitudes, is the way to go forward with peace and justice. Fr. Robert Holmes, CSB shares insight from one of his visits to Palestine, how those that live […]

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VIDEO – Archbishop Michael J. Miller, CSB: Consistency Vs. Talent – Vancouver, BC.

  Consistency always beats talent. Most Reverend Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB of Archdiocese of Vancouver shares his insight into the benefits consistently working towards a life that God intends […]

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Basilian Fathers Message for Earth Day – Toronto, ON.

Today we commemorate Earth Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment and the need for its protection. We turn to Pope Francis’ words as […]

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Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB, Celebrates 50 Years of Priesthood – Rochester, NY.

Yesterday Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB returned to Rochester, NY., to celebrate 50 years of dedication to priestly life and ministry. He was ordained a priest on April 20, 1974, and […]

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Basilians Visit Schools in Preparation for World Day of Prayer for Vocations – COL.

In preparation for the world day of prayer for vocations this Sunday, Fr. Javier Higuera, CSB and Scholastic Eduard Guerrero, CSB are visiting several municipalities in the country. Our Confreres […]

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“They are members, one of another: the same family.” – Fr. Paul English’s, CSB Reflection On Divine Mercy Sunday – Houston, TX.

“My Lord and My God” This Second Sunday of Easter is “Divine Mercy Sunday,” a designation by Saint Pope John Paul II who himself was a living example of mercy.  […]

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Fr. Clarence Watrin, CSB (1932-2024) Funeral Mass Date & Time – Toronto, ON.

Dear friends and brothers, with a heavy heart we ask you to extend your prayers for Father Clarence Watrin, CSB who left this life peacefully into life eternal. The funeral […]

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Fr. Father Antonio Ibáñez, CSB Celebrates Birthday – Tehuacán, MX.

As Holy Week ends, our Brothers in Mexico gather as a Parish and Congregational community to celebrate the Birthday of Fr. Father Antonio Ibáñez, CSB. We wish Fr. Ibáñez a Happy […]

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Good Friday Message From The Superior General – Very Rev. Kevin Storey, CSB – Toronto, ON.

Good Friday Message From The Superior General – Very Rev. Kevin Storey, CSB.        

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Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB Presides Over Holy Thursday Service and The washing Of The Feet – Toronto, ON.

This evening, Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB presided over Holy Thursday Service at St. Basil’s Parish, Toronto, and the washing of the feet. The many who were in attendance were presented […]

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Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB Celebrates Palm Sunday Procession and Mass – Toronto, ON.

Yesterday Fr. Norman Tanck, CSB presided over the Palm Sunday Procession and mass at St. Basil’s Parish, Toronto. Fr. Tanck commemorated the beginning of Holy Week with a impactful message […]

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Fr. Roberto Rojas, CSB Presides over Palm Sunday Mass & Procession – México City, MX.

Yesterday our Brothers in Mexico gathered to mark the beginning of Holy Week commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. + Fr. Roberto Rojas, CSB presided over the Palm Sunday Procession and […]

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“In works of justice, we heed the words of St. Oscar Romero.” – Fr. Steven Huber’s, CSB Reflection On St. Oscar Romero – Windsor, ON.

In 2018, the General Chapter of the Congregation of Saint Basil voted to include St. Oscar Romero in the list of Patrons of the Congregation. His canonization, which was announced […]

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“God’s love for those who have never experienced it.” – Fr. William May’s, CSB Reflection On St. Oscar Romero – Toronto, ON

In my earliest memories, going to church at the United Methodist Church in Livonia, New York I heard the question, “What do you want God finding you doing when He […]

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“A teacher and witness to us as Basilians of goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” – Fr. Warren Schmidt’s, CSB Reflection On St. Oscar Romero – Edmonton, AB

The official addition of Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (1917-1980) to the roll of Basilian patron saints may be recent, dating back only to the 2018 General Chapter. But our […]

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“How do we welcome Christ into our everyday lives?” – Fr. Eduardo Rivera’s, CSB Reflection On Palm Sunday – Houston, TX.

Palm Sunday, also known as Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, marks the start of Holy Week. As Jesus entered Jerusalem with joyful acclamations and palm branches on his path, […]

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Fr. Pedro Miguel Mora Medina, CSB Anoints the Sick & Celebrates Mass Honoring the Lord of Miracles – Bogotá, COL.

This past week, Fr. Pedro Miguel Mora Medina, CSB celebrated Mass that included the Anointing of the Sick at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Egipto, Bogotá, Colombia. The previous week […]

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Fr. Carlos Rodriguez Marciales, CSB concelebrates Chrism Mass With Archbishop Ricardo Tobón – Medellín, COL.

Fr. Carlos Rodriguez Marciales, CSB concelebrated the Eucharist in the company of all the priests of the Archdiocese of Medellín, held at Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Medellín, with Archbishop Ricardo […]

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Scholastics In Mexico Installed as Lector and Acolytes – Tlaxcala, MX.

This week, Scholastic Julio César Martínez Chávez was called to the ministries of Lector and Acolyte, along with Scholastics Jesus Rodriguez and Alejandro Garcia, who were called to the ministry […]

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Fr. Kevin Mannara, CSB Leads Annual St. John Fisher Spring Break Service Trip – Rochester, NY.

This spring break, St. John Fisher students, accompanied by Fr. Kevin Mannara, CSB, took their annual spring break service trip. The program attendance has grown from 5 students to nearly […]

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“Like St. Joseph we need to be attentive to what the Lord is asking of us.” – Fr. Norman Tanck’s, CSB Reflection on St. Joseph – Toronto, ON.

Today is the feast of St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church and patron saint of Canada.  He also is the patron of many causes and professions.  In these days […]

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“He keeps an eye on things, and quietly works to prevent or solve problems.” – Fr. James Stenberg’s, CSB Reflection on St. Joseph – Edmonton, AB

Here in Edmonton there are many places that have St. Joseph as their patron. St. Joseph’s Basilica, St. Joseph’s Seminary, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph High School. And, of course, […]

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“The man who did not speak a word in scripture speaks loudly to many Christians today.” – Fr. Kevin Mannara’s, CSB Reflection on St. Joseph – Rochester, NY.

I grew up in an Italian American, working class neighborhood.  St. Joseph was honored in many homes with pictures and statues of this beloved saint. One time around his feast […]

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Fr. Carlos Rodríguez, CSB & Fr. Javier Higuera, CSB concelebrate Mass & Anoint the Sick – Medellín, COL.

This past Sunday, Fr. Carlos Rodríguez, CSB and Fr. Javier Higuera, CSB concelebrated Mass that included the Anointing of the Sick. We pray: Heavenly Father, grant us strength, healing, and […]

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“St. Patrick, Pray For Us!” – Fr. Timothy Scott’s, CSB Reflection On St. Patrick – Montréal, QC.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those liturgical feasts that has entered comfortably into popular North American culture. The fact that we know relatively little about this fifth-century Irish saint […]

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Basilian Ministry in Colombia Leads Lenten Retreats in Bogotá and Medellín

As we approach Easter Sunday, the Basilian Community gathers for Lenten Retreats to reflect and worship together. Our ministry in Colombia actively leads Lenten Retreats available for the local community. […]

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VIDEO – Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB: How To Treat Others – Toronto, ON

How should we treat others? Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB explains how his Ministry as a Basilian helps him to treat others in more dignified way.

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“A Lenten Disappointment?” – Fr. Paul Walsh’s, CSB Reflection On Lent – Mexico City, MX.

At the time the Basilians were founded, there was a very particular tension between older members set in their diocesan ways and younger members more attracted to the dynamism of […]

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Fr. John Huber, CSB Celebrates Laetare Sunday Mass – Toronto, ON.

Yesterday on Laetare Sunday Fr. Huber, CSB presided over mass St. Basil’s Parish, Toronto. Fr. Huber commemorated the fourth Sunday in Lent with a reminder that “You never know who […]

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Fr. John Huber’s, CSB Reflection On Women’s Day – Toronto, ON

As we rightfully and joyfully celebrate the great achievements of women in our world, all kinds of great names come to mind from modern times but also throughout history.  Yet […]

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Fr. Steven Huber, CSB – The Importance of Lenten Fasting – Windsor, ON

What does it mean to fast? Each year, the church begins the Lenten season with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. We sign ourselves with ashes as a reminder that we […]

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Fr. Patrick Fulton, CSB Leads Assembly as DCC Students Gather Over $870,000 In Raffle Ticket Sales – Novi, MI.

The 2024 DRIVE Fundraiser is the most important event in the cultural fabric of CC. During this week-long event, students head out into their communities to sell raffle tickets, with […]

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Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB Leads University of St. Thomas Women’s Retreats – Houston TX.

Last weekend Father Rivera led the annual UST Women’s retreats in College Station, Texas. The weekend-long women’s retreats occur yearly at the University of St. Thomas, allowing female students of […]

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Fr. James Murphy, CSB Reflection On The Season of Lent – Houston, TX.

We are all in the race! I have often compared the season of Lent to a Marathon. It can be a long arduous journey with hills to climb and a […]

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