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Vocations

Meet a Basilian

These profiles offer a glimpse into the formation journey and day-to-day lives of some of our priests. While their stories of how they came to know and become a Basilian vary, the joy they experience in their ministry and community life is common among our confrères. We hope through these profiles, you will find inspiration to discern your own vocation and see if the Basilian Way of Life is for you.

Father Glenn McDonald Headshot

Meet Father Glenn McDonald, CSB

I'm a Basilian simply because the Holy Spirit drew me there.

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Father Andrew Leung Headshot

Meet Father Andrew Leung, CSB

As a Basilian, there are many opportunities to pursue studies and work in a variety of roles within the parishes and schools and I am always a part of the community.

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Father Kevin Storey Headshot

Meet Father Kevin Storey, CSB

Basilian priests always made the Gospel accessible when I was a student and now we as a Congregation have to imagine how to best preach about Jesus in todays’s world.

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Father Paul English Headshot

Meet Father Paul English, CSB

I’m so honoured to be associated with this group of men. Knowing them personally, their achievements, and common history make me feel both proud and humbled to be a Basilian.

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Father Maurice Restivo Headshot

Meet Father Maurice Restivo, CSB

I made the decision that I would never say no to an appointment. I take it seriously that it is God’s will.

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Father John Huber Headshot

Meet Father John Huber, CSB

I'm able to keep in touch with graduates as they establish their families; its great to look back and see how happy and successful they are, and we Basilians have played a role in them becoming these people.

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Meet Father Alvin Sinasac, CSB

As a Congregation, we’re fairly flexible in our work, spirituality, and charism. We’re not just educators, we’re also pastoral,” he said. “This flexibility makes it easier to move from one place to another or from one level of society to another.

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Father Paul Walsh Headshot

Meet Father Paul Walsh, CSB

As a Basilian, I've had an enormous amount of freedom and resources to grow in my faith and professionally.

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Father Morgan Rice Headshot

Meet Father Morgan Rice, CSB

I have learned to see each appointment as a blessing and graciously do what's asked.

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Meet Father David Zapalac Headshot

Meet Father David Zapalac, CSB

When you are ready for final vows and ordination you have already been living in community and under vows for years.

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Father Patrick Fulton Headshot

Meet Father Patrick Fulton, CSB

By teaching theology, I fell I am educating my students in the most important subject, their eternal salvation. Students let you into their lives and that's an honour and privilege.

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Father José Del Toro Headshot

Meet Father José Del Toro, CSB

God led me on a path to serve through the ministry I am able to do with the Basilians. I am grateful for the opportunities and the brotherhood I have found with others sharing my sometimes lonely journey.

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Father Jefferson Thompson Headshot

Meet Father Jefferson Thompson, CSB

There aren't enough of us [Basilians] to do all the work that God wants us to do.

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Father Mario D’Souza Headshot

Meet Father Mario D’Souza, CSB

The ultimate goal of Catholic teaching is freedom: instilling internal and spiritual freedom in the student. Unless a teacher has this sense of freedom in their own life, they can’t communicate the value of this to their students.

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Father Owen Lee Headshot

Meet Father Owen Lee, CSB

The Basilians' special virtue is their versatility.

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