The Basilian Fathers
The Congregation of Saint Basil, more commonly known as the Basilian Fathers, founded our parish and continues to lead
the active liturgy and administration of the parish.
The Basilian Fathers is an international community of priests who live a community life and bind themselves to God by vows of
poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Dedicating themselves to the Church in any priestly capacity, they have centered their work on the education of youth and in the
work of higher eduction.
Founded originally in Annonay, France, the founding fathers, a group of ten diocesan priests, took their first formal vows in
1822, and chose as their special patron, St. Basil the Great, a fourth century archbishop of Caesarea, instructor of youth, and
Doctor of the Church.
Today the Basilian community includes professed members and Basilian Lay Associates - men and women - who collaborate in ministry
and support each other in spiritual growth.