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Eight Basilian Novices Profess Their First Vows in Mexico

On Saturday, January 7, eight Basilian novices concluded their novitiate year with their first profession of religious vows. Their first vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience were received by Father […]

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Susan Metzler with her husband and Cardinal Thomas Collins

Susan Metzler Awarded Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

Congratulations to Susan Metzler who received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in recognition of her work in bringing justice and healing to victims of clerical sexual abuse. On Monday, November […]

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STHS teacher, Joshua Wilson, with the Basilian Fathers of the Houston Area

A Musical Gift for the Basilian Bicentennial

In celebration of their Bicentennial, the Basilian Fathers in the Houston area were treated to a musical performance of the Congregation’s motto. St. Thomas High School teacher, Joshua Wilson, composed […]

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10 Founders Hall

San Lorenzo Parish’s New Hall Honours the 10 Basilian Founders

The recent renovations of the Saint Basil Community Centre in Tehuacán, Puebla, México included a new parish hall named in honour of the Congregation’s 10 founders. Basilian scholastic, Óscar Martínez […]

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Sketch of the 10 founders

Basilian Fathers Celebrate their Bicentennial

The Basilians’ founders’ decision to formalize their commitment to Catholic education and community life was based on necessity, a response to the increasingly secularized climate of post-revolution France. In 1822, […]

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Basilian Project Provides Afterschool Care and Academic Support to Children in Mexico

Basilian scholastic, Lauro Sánchez Sánchez, CSB, has undertaken a project to provide children with afterschool care and academic support. The project helps some of the youngest and most vulnerable members […]

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Bicentennial Masses in Rochester, Toronto, Windsor, and Houston

Upcoming Basilian Bicentennial Masses

To commemorate the Congregation of St. Basil’s 200 years of service through education and evangelization, special Basilian Bicentennial Masses will be held in: Rochester, New York Sunday, November 20 at […]

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Auxiliary Bishop Donald F. Hanchon welcomes four students into the Church at Catholic Central all-school Mass

Faith Formation Program Aimed at Teens Gains Popularity at Catholic Central

A Detroit Catholic Central student group that allows students to formally join the Catholic Church continues to gain popularity. This year, ten members have joined the school’s Order of Christian […]

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Basilian Fathers Remain Committed to Protecting Children and Vulnerable Persons Through Praesidium Accreditation

The Basilian Fathers are pleased to announce the completion of the Praesidium accreditation process, the highest level of safety protocols to protect children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse, for […]

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Very Reverend Kevin Storey, CSB Elected as Superior General of the Congregation of St. Basil

July 13, 2022— The Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) re-elected Father Kevin Storey, CSB as Superior General, effective immediately for a four-year term. “I am honored and humbled to […]

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Basilian Fathers Celebrate Bicentennial with a Pilgrimage

For 200 Years, the Basilian Fathers Have Practiced their Mission of Education and Evangelization in France, Canada, United States, Mexico, and Colombia The ten founders of the Congregation of St. […]

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Basilian General Chapter 2022

The Basilian General Chapter was held in King City, Ontario from July 10 to 13. According to the Basilian Way of Life, “The work of the General Chapter is to […]

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Historic Novitiate Year

Right to Left: José Antonio (Pepe) Zamudio (M), Marco Sierra (M), Juan Gabriel Galvis (C), P. Javier Higuera CSB, Asistente Director de Novicios, Jose Enrique Hoyos (C), Alejandro (Alex) Balderas […]

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Basilian Fathers Celebrate the Priestly Ordination of Father Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB

On Saturday, January 8, 2022, The Congregation of St. Basil celebrated the priestly ordination of Father Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB. Mons. Gonzalo Alonzo Calzada Guerrero presided at the Mass of […]

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Limitless Horizons Ixil Awarded 2021 UNESCO Literacy Prize

Congratulations to Limitless Horizons Ixil, which was awarded the 2021 UNESCO Literacy Prize for its remote library programming in response to the Covid pandemic. The award recognizes six outstanding literacy […]

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Spiritual gifts of prayer and penance offered in hopes that God will make Rose Prince a Saint

St. Alphonsus Church Remembers Rose Prince, Survivor of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

In light of the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at sites of Canada’s Indian residential schools, the St. Alphonsus Church community in Edmonton, Alberta continues to pray that God may […]

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Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB Ordained to the Diaconate

The Basilian community celebrated as Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB was ordained a deacon in Tehuacán, México on Sunday, August 1. The ordination took place in Parroquia San Lorenzo where he […]

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Attendees of Mass on the Anniversary of Fr. Joe's Death

Remembering Father Joe Trovato, CSB

On Tuesday, July 20, the Basilian Lay Associates of Rochester gathered in the All Souls Chapel of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, New York to commemorate Father Joe Trovato, CSB. […]

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Basilians Support National Catholic Reconciliation Plan Proposed by the Joint Ecological Ministry

The Congregation of St. Basil wholeheartedly supports the Joint Ecological Ministry (JEM) in its efforts to urge the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to recommit itself to the reconciliation […]

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Six Newly Professed Scholastics are Joined by the Basilian Community in Mexico

Six Basilian Novices Profess Their First Vows in Mexico

On Saturday, July 17, six Basilian novices concluded their novitiate year with their first profession of religious vows. Jesús Cisneros Monroy, CSB, Alejandro García Cárdenas, CSB, César Enrique Hernández Aguilar, […]

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Participants of inaugural goodness, discipline, and knowledge conference at St. John Fisher College

Inaugural Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge Conference at St. John Fisher College

The inaugural Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge Conference was held June 25-27 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, sponsored by the College’s Office of Campus Ministry and the […]

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Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB professes his final vows

Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB Professes Final Vows

Many gathered to celebrate as Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB, Basilian scholastic, professed his final vows on Saturday, July 3. The celebration took place in the chapel of the Hermanas Instituto […]

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Basilian scholastic, Juan José Ortiz Torres, CSB, renews his vows

Juan José Ortiz Torres, CSB Renews His Vows

The Basilian community in Mexico celebrated as Basilian scholastic, Juan José Ortiz Torres, CSB, renewed his vows on Thursday, June 24. The vow renewal took place in the chapel of […]

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Fr. Tom Dugan assembles bee hives

Fr. Tom Dugan, CSB Assists with Urban Beekeeping Project

An urban beekeeping project in Rochester, New York supports women in poverty and protects the local bee population. The Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester, New York learned of the […]

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Fr. Leo Walsh, CSB Awarded Assumption University’s Fr. Eugene Carlisle LeBel, CSB Award

Congratulations to Father Leo Walsh, CSB who received the Fr. Eugene Carlisle LeBel, CSB Award in recognition for his outstanding service to Assumption University in Windsor, Ontario. He currently serves […]

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1era Cumbre Latinoamericana

Basilian Latin American Summit

During the week of June 21 through June 25, the Basilian Latin American Summit called together all of the Basilians, novices, scholastics, and priests in Mexico and Colombia for an […]

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Basilian community in Colombia celebrates the recommittment of Eduard Guerrero Castilla, CSB to the Congregation

Basilian Scholastic Recommits to the Congregation

The Basilian community is delighted to welcome back Basilian scholastic, Eduard Alexis Guerrero Castillo, CSB, who professed temporary vows of two years on Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Parroquia San […]

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“I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was hungry and you gave me food, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)

Basilians Help Reunite Families

Thanks to the support of the Basilian community in Western Canada, two families have been reunited and paperwork is in progress to bring three more families to Canada. The refugees […]

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Sean Ajluni, CSB, a Basilian scholastic; Father Morgan Rice, pastor at St. Basil's Church; and Father Kevin Storey, CSB, superior general of the Congregation, present at the Basilian Fathers' virtual vocation retreat

Basilians Host Virtual Vocation Retreat

Nine young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood participated in a virtual vocation retreat. The Basilian Fathers hosted the retreat over Zoom on Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. […]

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St. Basil's Day at O'Connor House

Donations Made in Celebration of 150 years of Basilians’ Presence in Windsor

The Corporation of the Basilian Fathers of Sandwich in Ontario chose to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Basilians’ presence in Windsor by donating $150,000 to various local charities and […]

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Join the Basilians as they Celebrate Advent During COVID

As the COVID pandemic continues into the Advent season, Church leaders all over the globe continue to modify their ministries to adhere to local government regulations and protect the health […]

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Basilian community serves food to those in need every other day while adhering to health and safety measures

Basilian Fathers of the San Basilio Parish Feed the Bodies and Souls of Many During the Pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, the Basilian Fathers of the San Basilio Parish in Medellín, Colombia have continued to nourish the bodies and souls of those they serve; and the need is […]

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Participants of Camp Micah

Basilian Human Development Fund Promotes Peace and Justice at Home and Abroad

Apply for the 2021 Human Development Grant Each year, the Basilian Human Development Fund provides financial assistance to programs and projects that promote a biblical vision of peace and justice. […]

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Priestly ordination on December 5, 1970 in Detroit

Four Basilians Celebrate 200 Years of Combined Priestly Ministry

This month, four Basilians are celebrating their golden jubilee of ordination. Father Philip Acquaro, CSB, Father David Klein, CSB, Father Paul O’Connor, CSB, and Father David Sharp, CSB are each […]

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Gift of Technology from the Basilian Fathers Ensures Students’ Access to Education

A gift of technology from the Basilian Fathers has granted students at a Catholic elementary and junior high school in the Edmonton Catholic School Division access to education during the […]

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Basilian community celebrated Day of the Dead

Basilian Scholastics Celebrate Day of Dead by Honouring Basilian Confrères

The Basilian scholastics in Tlalpan, Mexico City shared in the Day of Dead celebrations by honouring past Basilian confrères. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico as an […]

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Novitiate community in Mexico

Another Novitiate Year Begins

The Basilian novitiate in Tehuacán, Mexico opened its doors to the current novice class on July 16, 2020. They will spend one year and a day, as prescribed by canon […]

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Statement from Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB

Over these last several months, the Basilian Fathers have been reminded of heartbreaking accounts of sexual abuse faced by minors. As a Congregation that has built communities based on goodness, […]

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Outdoor Mass at Detroit Catholic Central

It’s Back-to-School at our Basilian Schools

With the school year well under way, administration and faculty at our Basilian schools are bravely confronting the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic by offering classes, celebrating the sacraments, […]

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Father Scott, CSB in front of Église St-Charles in Montreal, Quebec where he celebrates Mass for two communities.

Two Parishes, Two Languages, One Pastor

On September 1, Father Timothy Scott, CSB officially assumed responsibility as pastor of the English-language St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and of the French-language Église St-Charles. Serving as pastor of more […]

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Father Maurice Restivo, CSB Heads Family of Parishes in Diocese of London

Father Maurice Restivo, CSB will serve as pastor of the newly formed Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes; this restructuring brings together some of the most historically significant parishes in […]

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Basilian Novices Profess First Religious Vows in Houston, Texas

On Saturday, August 8, two Basilian novices professed their first religious vows in the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Sean Patrick Ajluni, […]

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Basilian Novices Prepare for First Profession of Vows

The Basilian novices in North America are on retreat this week in preparation for their First Profession of Vows on Saturday, August 8, in Houston, Texas. Members of the novitiate […]

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Basilian Novices in Mexico Make their First Profession of Vows

On Saturday, July 18, six novices professed their first vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in San Lorenzo Teotipilco Tehuacán, Puebla, México. The vows of Erick De Jesús Enríquez Gutiérrez, […]

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Basilian Novices in Mexico Minister to Many Despite Social Distancing Restrictions

The Basilian novitiate in Tehuacán, Mexico opened its doors to the current novice class on July 17, 2019. They will spend one year and a day, as prescribed by canon […]

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St. John Fisher Celebrates Two 60th Jubilees of Ordination to the Priesthood

The St. John Fisher College community celebrated the 60th anniversaries of priestly ordination of two beloved priests who reside in Rochester, New York. On Monday, June 29, Father Al Cylwicki, […]

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Basilian High Schools Transition to Distance Learning

When the Coronavirus pandemic hit North America in March, schools were closed and administrators and faculty of the Basilian high schools rose to the challenge of providing a Basilian education […]

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Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB Celebrates his First Mass

As the Church celebrated the Ascension of the Lord, Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB celebrated his first Mass at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas on Sunday, May 24. […]

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Novices Discover Novitiate Life is Not that Different from Social Distancing

The Basilian novitiate in Houston, Texas welcomed novices in August 2019. They will spend one year and a day, as prescribed by canon law, away from friends, family, work, and […]

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Basilian Fathers Celebrate the Priestly Ordination of Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB

On May 23, 2020, the Congregation of St. Basil, also known as the Basilian Fathers, celebrated the ordination of Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB. Bishop George Sheltz, Auxiliary Bishop of the […]

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