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Watch Live: Ordination to the Priesthood for Steven Huber, CSB

The Congregation of St. Basil calls Steven Gerard Huber, CSB to the Priesthood. You’re invited to join the Basilian community and watch this event live online through the Basilian’s YouTube […]

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The Congregation of St. Basil Celebrates the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr. Alejandro Estrada Pérez, CSB and José Alberto Juárez Sandoval, CSB

The Congregation of St. Basil gathered in Tehuacán, Puebla, México, at the parish of San Lorenzo Diácono y Mártir to celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Alejandro Estrada […]

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Basilian Scholastics Profess Final Vows in México and Colombia

The Basilian Fathers have been blessed as four confrères perpetually committed themselves to the Congregation of St. Basil. On November 24, Arturo Jerónimo Cisneros, CSB professed his final vows at […]

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Media Statement Regarding Serious Incidents at St. Michael’s College School

St. Michael’s College School in Toronto is the first foundation of the Basilian Fathers in North America. We are deeply saddened and troubled by the events that have come to […]

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CFBC Employee Appreciation Party

On October 5, 2018 the Basilian Fathers who reside at the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre came together with the staff to give thanks for the care they have received and […]

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2018 Synod of Bishops: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

From October 3-28, 2018 Catholic Bishops from around the world gathered in Rome for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith and […]

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Father Kevin Storey, CSB with Basilian Community in Medellin

Father Kevin Storey, CSB visits the Basilians in Medellín

Father Kevin Storey, CSB visited the Basilians in Medellín, Colombia. The Parish of St. Basil attends to the faith community of the surrounding barrios, and is also the Scholasticate for […]

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Basilians Celebrate Installation of Dr. Sylvester as President of USMC

The Basilian Fathers celebrated the installation of Dr. David Sylvester as the 8th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) at St. Basil’s Collegiate Church on […]

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Basilians at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Plenary Assembly of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops opened September 24, 2018 for their annual gathering in Cornwall, Ontario. This year marks of the 75th anniversary of the Conference’s […]

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Eucharistic Celebration in Commemoration of Fr. Mario D’Souza, CSB

A memorial Mass, hosted by the USMC Faculty of Theology, was celebrated by Archbishop Roger Houngbédji, OP with Fr. George Smith, CSB as the Homilist in the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian […]

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Fr. Andrew Leung, CSB Appointed as Archbishop’s Delegate for Catholic Education

The Archbishop of Edmonton, Most Reverend Richard Smith, has appointed Father Andrew Leung, CSB the Archbishop’s Delegate for Catholic Education. Fr. Leung will attend the various school functions, school board […]

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Detroit Catholic Central Opening Mass

Detroit Catholic Central marked the beginning of the 2018-19 school year by celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Basilan Fathers of Catholic Central, the faculty and staff, the […]

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Salt+Light Documentary, ‘A Community in Transition: 250 Years of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Windsor’

Salt + Light documentary, A Community in Transition: 250 Years of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Windsor, premiered on Tuesday, August 14 inside the historic Assumption Church in […]

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Blue Scarf Peace Walk in Toronto, Ontario

Celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 23 by participating in the Blue Scarf Peace Walk. The walk will raise awareness for a variety of social justice issues […]

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

July 16, 2018 — The Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) elected Father Kevin Storey, CSB as Superior General, effective immediately for a four-year term. “I am looking forward to […]

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Antonio Ibáñez Santos and Juan José Ortiz Torres Profess First Vows in Mexico

The Basilian community welcomed two new Basilian scholastics on Thursday, July 5. Antonio Ibáñez Santos, CSB and Juan José Ortiz Torres, CSB professed their first vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience […]

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Two Basilian Scholastics Renew their Vows and Recommit to the Congregation

Basilian scholastics, Oscar Armando Carbajal García, CSB and Eduardo Ivan Rivera, CSB, recommitted to their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience for a period of three years. The delegates to […]

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Salt+Light Documentary, ‘The Accidental Order: The Story of the Congregation of St. Basil’

The Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) was established in 1822 as a religious congregation in southern France. The Basilian community was born in a time of state persecution and […]

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Basilian Associates Experience Basilian Way of Life at Annual Retreat

The Basilian associates had an opportunity to get to know one another and learn more about the Basilian Way of Life through a retreat held in Niagara Falls, Ontario from […]

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Basilian General Chapter

The Basilian General Chapter was held in King City, Ontario from July 8-18. According to the Basilian Way of Life, “The work of the General Chapter is to review the state […]

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Basilians Treated to Tour of Catholic Social Teaching Exhibit

On Wednesday, June 13, Basilian Fathers, along with the Loretto Sisters and the Sisters of St. Joseph, were treated to a tour of the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty […]

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Order of St. Michael Induction Ceremony Honours Community Members and School’s 165-Year Legacy

On Wednesday, May 30, over 450 members of the St. Michael’s College School community gathered at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, Ontario to honour and officially induct the six newest […]

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Parks Canada Installs Historical Plaque Recognizing the National Historic Significance of Fr. Henry Carr, CSB

On Thursday, May 10, Parks Canada installed a historical plaque to commemorate the life and work of Father Henry Carr, CSB. In 2012, Parks Canada designated Father Carr as a […]

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Steven Huber, CSB Ordained to the Diaconate

Steven Huber, CSB received the Holy Order of Deacon with the laying on of hands by Bishop George A. Sheltz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, on Saturday, May […]

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Fr. Richard Elmer, CSB Shares 90th Birthday Celebrations with Alma Mater, Detroit Catholic Central

On Saturday, May 12, Father Richard Elmer, CSB shared his 90th birthday celebrations with the school that had a profound impact on his life. Over 500 Catholic Central families, alumni, […]

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Father Smith, CSB Awarded St. John Fisher College President’s Medal

Congratulations to Father George Smith, CSB, who was awarded St. John Fisher College President’s Medal. The award was presented by the College’s president, Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, at the 64th Commencement held […]

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Basil Bowl Strengthens Bond of Brotherhood between Basilian High Schools

On Friday, April 27, the Blue Gaels of St. Michael’s College School travelled to Novi, Michigan to play lacrosse with their brothers the Shamrocks of Detroit Catholic Central High School. […]

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Voices for Peace Conference Hosted by Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice

On Saturday, April 28, the Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice along with other social justice organizations hosted ‘Voices for Peace’, a conference on Peacemaking for those who are ready […]

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Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice Raises Awareness for Need to Protect Environment with Earth Day Walk

The Blue Scarf Earth Day Walk, sponsored by several social justice organizations including the Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice, raised awareness for the need to protect and connect with […]

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Basilian Lay Associates of Rochester Area Attend Day of Reflection

The Basilian Lay Associates of the Rochester Area gathered for the annual day of reflection led by Father Jim Carruthers, CSB. The retreat day was held on Saturday, April 14 […]

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Basilian Fathers of Novi Invite Students to Discern their Vocations

This year, the Basilian Fathers of Novi invited junior and senior Catholic Central students to participate in vocation evenings. Approximately 20 students came out to each evening that began with […]

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Basilians Fathers Host Vocation Retreat in Houston, Texas

The Basilian Fathers welcomed four young men who were interested in exploring a vocation to religious life in Houston, Texas. The Basilian Fathers of Keon House and the Scholasticate in […]

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Windsor Basilian Lay Associates Celebrate Commitments of Two Members

Basilian Lay Associates of Windsor Area celebrated the commitments of two new members at McEwan campus of Assumption Parish in Windsor, Ontario on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The occasion was […]

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University of St. Thomas Gala Honours Basilian Fathers

The 68th annual University of St. Thomas “Light the Way” Mardi Gras Gala paid tribute to the Basilian Fathers’ 118-year legacy in Houston, Texas. The choice of honouree was especially […]

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Three New Basilian Candidates in Cali, Colombia

The Basilian community recently welcomed three young men as candidates. Jhoan Esteban Rojas Parra, Yeison Eduardo Salasar, and Juan Andres Vasquez Gutierrez informally joined the Basilian community in Cali, Colombia […]

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Basilian Scholastics Receive Minor Ministries in Colombia

On January 30, three Basilian scholastics received their minor ministries in Medellín, Colombia. Father Francisco Amico, CSB, regional superior in Colombia, installed Javier Higuera Orjuela, CSB, Eduard Alberto Padílla Moncada, […]

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The Vocation of Educators Celebrated at St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College celebrated the vocation of educators on the Feast of St. John Bosco on January 31. Father George Smith, CSB, Superior General of the Congregation, presided and […]

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Steven Huber, CSB Professes Final Vows in Houston, Texas

The Basilian community rejoices as one of its men in formation commits himself perpetually to the Congregation. On Saturday, January 20, Steven Huber, CSB professed his final vows of poverty, […]

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Basilian Scholastics Installed to the Ministry of Acolyte

On January 19, Basilian scholastics, Oscar Carbajal García, CSB and Eduardo Ivan Rivera, CSB, were invested with the Minor Ministry of Acolyte, which represents a significant milestone in their journeys […]

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Residents of Keon House Scholasticate Attend Annual Retreat

For the Basilian scholastics in Houston, Texas, the middle of their academic year is marked by the annual retreat. This year the retreat was held at the Spiritual Retreat Center near […]

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Basilian Scholastics Profess Final Vows in Tehuacán, México

The Basilian community was blessed to conclude 2017 by rejoicing as two of their confrères perpetually committed themselves to the Congregation of St. Basil. On Saturday, December 30, Alejandro Estrada […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrated at St. John Fisher College

As per the late Father Leo Hetzler, CSB’s wishes, Our Lady of Guadalupe came to the Chapel at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. The Basilian Fathers of […]

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Basilian Scholastics Receive Minor Ministries in Mexico

On November 20, four Basilian scholastics took an important step in their formation journey as they received their Minor Ministries.  Father René Espejel, CSB presided over the installation ceremony at […]

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‘What Does it Mean to Serve?’

St. Michael’s students reflect on Remembrance Day following a trip to France to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. These students share what they saw, experienced, […]

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Book by Father Daniel Callam, CSB Provides a New Perspective on Current Films

A Catholic Goes to the Movies, a collection of thirty-seven film reviews by Father Daniel Callam, CSB will be released by Justin Press in November 2017. The author is the […]

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Father Morgan Rice, CSB Installed as Pastor of St. Basil’s Catholic Parish

Parishioners of St. Basil’s Catholic Parish and the St. Michael’s community officially welcomed Father Morgan Rice, CSB as the church’s 30th pastor in its 161-year ministry. On Sunday, October 15, […]

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Fisher Community Celebrates Opening of New Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great

The Fisher community celebrated the opening of the new Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great with its opening mass and dedication ceremony in Rochester, New York. On Sunday, September […]

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Bishop Ricardo Ramírez, CSB Honoured with Catholic Theological Union’s 2017 Bernardin Award

On Friday, September 29, Bishop Ricardo Ramírez, CSB was honoured by the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois with the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award. He was recognized for his impact […]

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Keon House Brings Together Basilians who Minister in Houston Under One Roof

The Keon House community in Houston, Texas has welcomed many new residents over the summer to create one of the largest and youngest houses in the Congregation. Currently seven priests live in […]

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Blue Scarf Peace Walk Promotes Peace and Unity

On Saturday, September 23, three organizations affiliated with the Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice raised awareness for a variety of social justice issues through a Blue Scarf Peace Walk. […]

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