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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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St. Michael’s College School Welcomes Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB

St. Michael’s College School was deeply honoured to welcome Bishop Robert Kasun, CSB back to St. Mike’s as it celebrated the feast of  its patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel, on September […]

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Basilian Men in Formation Encounter Pope Francis During his Trip to Colombia

Pope Francis’s four day visit to Colombia from September 6-10 included a stop in Medellín, where the Basilian house of formation is located. On Saturday, September 9, over 1.3 million […]

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St. John Fisher Aids Basilian Institutions Affected by Hurricane Harvey

St. John Fisher College community has committed to helping their brothers and sisters at the Basilian institutions in Houston, Texas. Students, faculty and staff at both St. Thomas High School […]

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Renovated Chapel in Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Brings Together Community

The recently renovated chapel in the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Cali, Colombia will allow the community to come together in worship. The renovations to transform an […]

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Fr. John Huber, CSB Celebrates Silver Jubilee of Ordination

Father John Huber, CSB celebrated his silver jubilee of ordination surrounded by the communities that have supported him throughout his priestly ministry. Father Huber currently serves as the president of […]

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Basilians Gather in Rochester to Ordain Fr. Kevin Mannara, CSB

The Basilian Fathers welcomed their confrère, Father Kevin J.V. Mannara, CSB, into the priesthood. On August 5, 2017, The Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London, Ontario, presided […]

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Peace Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

From July 11-25, a group of thirteen peace pilgrims, including Fathers Bob Holmes, CSB and Maurice Restivo, CSB; and Basilian scholastics, Oscar Carbajal García, CSB and Steven Huber, CSB traveled […]

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Basilian Fathers to Celebrate the Ordination of Kevin J.V. Mannara, CSB

On August 5, 2017, the Congregation of St. Basil, also known as the Basilian Fathers, celebrates the ordination of Kevin J.V. Mannara, CSB. The Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB, […]

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BNENE Conference Brings Together Educators and Administrators in Common Mission

Educators and administrators from four Basilian schools came together in their common mission to engage in their ongoing formation as Catholic educators and to promote Basilian education within their schools. […]

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Announcing the new Executive Director of Presentation Manor for Seniors

July 13, 2017 – Fr. George Smith, CSB, chair of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gordon Perrault as the Executive Director of Presentation […]

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Basilians Celebrate 30 Years in Colombia

The Basilian community in Colombia gathered in Cali, Colombia to mark 30 years of Basilian ministry in the country. Basilian Fathers and scholastics participated in a retreat that focused on […]

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Four Basilians Celebrate 250 Combined Years of Priestly Ministry

The Basilian community celebrated 250 combined years of priestly ministry on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The occasion was marked by a Mass held in the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff […]

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Basilian Scholastics Come Together in Prayer, Learning, and Recreation at Third Gathering

Basilian scholastics from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States came together in prayer, learning, and recreation at the Tercer Encuentro de Escolasticos Basilianos or the Third Encounter of the Basilian […]

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Bids Farewell to Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish bids farewell to Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB as he prepared to move to Toronto, Ontario for his appointment to St. Basil’s Catholic Parish. On Saturday, May […]

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Cross Raised Atop New Chapel at St. John Fisher College

On Tuesday, June 6, the gold-plated copper cross was raised nearly 100 feet and placed atop of the new Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great at St. John […]

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The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Honours Former Librarian, Fr. Donald Finlay, CSB

The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) recognized Fr. Donald Finlay’s, CSB years of service to the Institute as its librarian by naming the reference room in his honour. A […]

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Parks Canada Recognizes the National Historic Significance of Fr. Henry Carr, CSB

Fr. Henry Carr, CSB ensured that Canadian Catholic higher education remained just as relevant in the 21st century as it was in the early 20th century by placing an importance […]

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Fr. Thomas Dugan, CSB Awarded President’s Medal for Service

Congratulations to Fr. Thomas Dugan, CSB, who was awarded St. John Fisher College’s President’s Medal for his Service to the Basilian Missions. The award was presented by President Gerald J. […]

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen Basil Bowl Spirits

It was promising all along to be another fun annual Father & Son event at St. Michael’s College School in Toronto, Ontario, with no shortage of games and activities on […]

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Kevin Mannara, CSB Professes Final Vows and Ordained to the Diaconate

As a Basilian moves through the process of initial formation, a key moment is the profession of final vows, when he makes a permanent commitment to the Congregation and the Church. […]

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“St. Basil’s Boys” Reunion at the University of Notre Dame

In the spirited life of the three North American high schools and their united Basil Bowl brotherhood, another first-ever experience has recently been the occasion of proud triumph and happy celebration. […]

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Watch Live: Mass of Final Profession and Ordination to the Diaconate for Kevin Mannara, CSB

The Congregation of St. Basil calls Kevin Joseph Victor Mannara, CSB to Final Profession and the Order of Deacon. You’re invited to join the Basilian community and watch these events […]

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Fr. Jamie Abercrombie, CSB Receives Community Service Award

Fr. Jamie Abercrombie, CSB was honoured with a prestigious Community Service Leadership Award from the Fort Bend County Hispanic Heritage Forum for his work within the community as a Basilian. […]

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Fr. D’Souza Visits University of St. Thomas to Mark 70th Anniversary

The University of St. Thomas, in celebration of its 70th anniversary of founding by the Basilian Fathers, invited Fr. Mario D’Souza, CSB to its campus in Houston, Texas to share his knowledge […]

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Kevin Mannara, CSB Shares Significance of Assumption Church in Heritage Matters

In a special MyOntario edition of Heritage Matters, Kevin Mannara, CSB explores how the term symbolkirchen, a symbol bearing church, applies to Assumption Church. Ontario Heritage Trust invited Ontarians to […]

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Basilian Scholastics Host Vocation Discernment Retreat Day

Basilian scholastics welcomed nine young men who were interested in exploring a vocation to religious life in Houston, Texas. The scholastics led a Vocation Discernment Retreat Day at the new […]

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Basilian Scholastics Attend Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

For the third year, Basilian scholastics had the opportunity to participate in the largest annual gathering of Catholics in the United States. Basilian scholastics, Oscar Carbajal Garcia, CSB, Steven Huber, […]

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Basilians Celebrate Opening of Keon House

On Monday, February 20, the Basilian community gathered to celebrate the opening of Keon House, the Basilian residence located on the University of St. Thomas campus in Houston, Texas. In […]

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Basilian High Schools Ranked Among Top Catholic Schools

Once again the two American Basilian high schools were rated among the top Catholic schools in their states. The schools received the following rankings in Niche’s 2017 review: Detroit Catholic […]

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Basilians Welcome New Postulants in Colombia

The Basilian community welcomed three new postulants on January 25, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Osman Enrique de la Oz, Wilson Alberto Timiná, and Andrés Camilo Briñez […]

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Basilian High Schools “Faceoff” in Latest Basil Bowl

At long last, the Basil Bowl brotherhood between Basilian high schools has found the opportunity to rejoice in “the good ole hockey game.” Over the weekend of January 13-14, 2017, […]

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Saint Basil Coffee Raises $500,000 for Basilian and Other Catholic Missions

Saint Basil Coffee has now given one-half million dollars in contributions to the Basilian and other select Catholic missions. The organization surpassed this significant milestone with a recent $5,000 contribution […]

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Basilian Scholastics Receive Minor Ministries in Colombia

On January 2, the Feast of St. Basil, four Basilian scholastics were installed in the Ministry of the Lector. Father Francisco Amico, CSB presided over the installation ceremony in Colombia. […]

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Father “Q” Johnson, CSB Celebrates 50 Years of Priestly Service

Father Quentin “Q” Johnson, CSB celebrated his 50th Jubilee of ordination on December 10 with a Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Windsor, Ontario, followed by a […]

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