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What's seminarian life like?

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 […]

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Who is called to become a priest?

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 […]

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I'm interested in religious life, what should I do?

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 […]

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What are the signs of a vocation?

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 […]

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How do we live the vow of chastity?

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 […]

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What does the vow of obedience mean?

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 […]

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Why do priests take vows?

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? […]

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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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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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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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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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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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How do I become a priest?

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 […]

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What is the difference between religious and diocesan priests?

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 […]

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What is a vocation?

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 […]

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how do I discern a vocation to religious life?

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 […]

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recommended reading

Recommended reading

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 […]

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How do I choose a religious order?

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 […]

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How do I find a spiritual director?

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Basilian Novices Build Foundation of Prayer and Spirituality

The Basilian novitiate in Houston, Texas welcomed four novices in August 2019. They will spend one year and a day, as prescribed by canon law, away from friends, family, work, […]

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