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“A woman clothed with the sun” – The History & Significance of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Feast Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, celebrated on August 15th, holds a special place in the hearts of millions around the world. This revered day commemorates […]

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“This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” – The History and Significance of The Church’s Feast of The Transfiguration

On August 6th, both Roman and Eastern rite Catholics are celebrating the Church’s feast of the Transfiguration today, and this day is the traditional date for both calendars. The feast […]

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“CSB” – The Profession and Spiritual Journey of Bishoy Dawood

“One for us, and one for you.” – these were the words of the Coptic Orthodox Priest that performed the baptism of Bishoy’s bother. Despite being only five years old […]

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“Ora et labora”: The Life and Legacy of St. Benedict: Father of Western Monasticism

On July 11th, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Benedict of Nursia, one of the co-patron Saints of Europe. On this day we ask St. Benedict to pray for […]

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Brothers in Christ: Unveiling the Divine Connection Between St. Peter and St. Paul on their Solemnity

“Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. […]

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The Nativity of Saint John The Baptist and its significance

“Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater […]

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Congregation's archives are packed for move to Henry Carr Farm

Basilian Archives Finds New Home

The General Archives of the Basilian Fathers is moving to its temporary home at Fr. Henry Carr Farm in Beeton, Ontario. St. Michael’s College School plays a pivotal role in […]

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Basilian Associates Welcomed into Local Community

The process of becoming a Basilian Father begins with the Congregation’s associate program. At this stage, discerners are invited to meet members of the community virtually and in-person. In Medellin, […]

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Archbishop Leo Celebrates Mass at Presentation Manor

Newly Installed Archbishop of Toronto Visits with Retired Basilians

One of Archbishop Francis Leo’s first stops as Archbishop of Toronto included a visit to the distinctive worship community of Presentation Manor. Presentation Manor is a seniors residence for religious […]

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Father José Alberto blessing a parishioner.

Basilian Leadership Inspires Community Renewal

Witnessing the Basilians’ commitment to restore chapels in a low-income area in Mexico City inspired the local community to join in the reconstruction efforts. Mexico City is the largest urban […]

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Father Fulton, CSB greets students at one of Catholic Central's daily pep rallies during DRIVE week

Students at Basilian High Schools Raise $1.6 Million for Tuition Assistance

Student-led fundraising initiatives at two Basilian high schools raised a record-breaking $1.6 million for tuition assistance. Detroit Catholic Central’s annual DRIVE week brought in $802,814 and St. Thomas High School’s […]

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Basilian Fathers Promote Peace and Justice at Home and Abroad

The Basilian Fathers promote peace and justice and challenge systems of inequality through the Basilian Human Development Grant. Last year, $200,000 was awarded to 45 local and international organizations. The […]

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Monsignor Darío Álvarez Botero installs Father Pedro Miguel Mora Medina, CSB as pastor of Our Lady of Egypt (Nuestra Señora de Egipto), new Basilian parish in Bogota, Colombia

A New Basilian Ministry in Bogotá, Colombia Reanimates Parish Community

The parish community of Our Lady of Egypt (Nuestra Señora de Egipto) celebrated as the Archdiocese of Bogotá entrusted the parish to the Basilian Fathers. Father Pedro Miguel Mora Medina, […]

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What makes a school Basilian?

What makes a school Basilian? Father John Huber, CSB explored this question in his presentation to the Detroit Catholic Central board on Saturday, February 11. This presentation was a part […]

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Father Wahl speaks over Zoom on how to discern a vocation

Basilians Host Virtual Vocation Retreat

A recent virtual Basilian vocation retreat brought together participants from Canada, Maryland and Texas. The retreat was centered around the theme: what does God have prepared for you? Participants were […]

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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 2023 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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