Catholic Religious Order
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
What’s seminarian life like?
by Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB “[The scholastic’s] preparation should include experience in all the elements of Basilian life and is intended to supply the member with resources for the life […]Read More
Who is called to become a priest?
by Father Jim Stenberg, CSB I was an adult convert to the Roman Catholic Church. I often tell people that religion is like a childhood illness; when you catch it […]Read More
I’m interested in Religious Life, what should I do?
by Father Steven Huber, CSB One of the questions that is often asked is what a person should do if they feel a calling to religious life. How does one […]Read More
What are the signs of a vocation to the priesthood?
by Father Steven Huber, CSB “How do I know if I am being called to priesthood or religious life?” This question is very common among discerners. The answer to this […]Read More
Why do priests take vows?
by Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB Before we can answer the question above, we first must know that all priests make promises, but only some priests take vows. Are you surprised? […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
How do I become a priest?
by Father Steven Huber, CSB It seems that when a person is discerning the priesthood, one of the most common questions that is asked is “how long does it take […]Read More
What is the difference between a Religious Priest and a Diocesan Priest?
by Father Steven Huber, CSB This is a question that often gets asked by young men who are discerning a vocation- and rightly so! After all, don’t all priests celebrate […]Read More
What is a vocation?
By Father Kevin Mannara, CSB You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise You, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works! My […]Read More
How do I discern a vocation to religious life?
By Father Kevin Mannara, CSB Speak Lord, for Your servant is listening. 1 Samuel 3:10 When I was a boy, I said to my grandmother that I thought I might […]Read More
How do I know if I’m called to become a priest?
By Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB “Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and […]Read More
By Father Kevin Mannara, CSB There is a multitude of sources to turn to. A good spiritual director or mentor should be able to make many recommendations. Here is a […]Read More
How do I choose a religious order?
By Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB “Thomas said to him, ‘Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am […]Read More
How do I find a spiritual director?
by Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB “But you, man of God, avoid all this. Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Basilian Novices in Mexico Begin Pastoral Experience
The Basilian novitiate in Tehuacán, Mexico welcomed six novices on July 17, 2019. They will spend one year and a day, as prescribed by canon law, away from friends, family, […]Read More
Five Basilians Celebrate 250 Years of Combined Priestly Ministry
This month, five Basilians are celebrating their golden jubilee of ordination. Father Vincent Dulock, CSB, Father Neil Hibberd, CSB, Father Gordon Judd, CSB, Father Robert Seguin, CSB, and Father Gordon […]Read More