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The Congregation of St. Basil, also known as the Basilian Fathers, is a vibrant community of priests, students for the priesthood, and lay associates. We are an apostolic community whose members profess simple vows. We seek the glory of God, especially in the works of education and evangelization. We welcome you to share our prayer and to know the love and mercy of God.

Welcome

The Congregation of St. Basil, also known as the Basilian Fathers, is a vibrant community of priests, students for the priesthood, and lay associates. We are an apostolic community whose members profess simple vows. We seek the glory of God, especially in the works of education and evangelization. We welcome you to share our prayer and to know the love and mercy of God.

“Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” Psalm 119

The Basilian motto is derived from Psalm 119 (originally Psalm 118). In the late nineteenth century, Charles Vincent, a Basilian priest who was one of the founders of what would later become St. Michael’s College, brought the Latin motto to the Congregation of St. Basil:

Bonitatem et disciplinam et scientiam doce me.

Our motto is a biblical reminder of our role as a teaching community and the simple, foundational importance of goodness and discipline in our celebration of God.

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Read about the Basilians’ work in education and evangelization. Basilian eBulletin: August 2019 – https://mailchi.mp/8489d0caf5c1/basilian-ebulletin-march-1958805

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#ThrowbackThursday to this 1934 picture of Basilian novices digging a sewer line at St. Basil’s Novitiate. St. Basil’s Novitiate in Toronto..

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#ThrowbackThursday to this picture of a Basilian road trip from the 1970’s. Fr. Patrick Lalonde, CSB (left) was well known for organizing outings..

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#ThrowbackThursday to this picture of Basilian teacher, Frank Tevlin, from the 1955 Catholic Central Yearbook captioned “Why didn’t you do your..

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