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, […]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
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
How do we live the vow of chastity?
by Father Kevin Mannara, CSB Religious life involves living out our baptism in a more intentional and publicly prophetic way. That is why we take vows, including one to be […]Read More
What does the vow of obedience mean?
by Father Steven Huber, CSB When a person is discerning religious life, these questions naturally come to mind. After all, when we hear the word “obedience,” it does have a […]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
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
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
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
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 […]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
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
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 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 […]Read More
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, […]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 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 […]Read More