The Congregation of St. Basil is a vibrant community of priests,students for the priesthood, lay associates and parishioners. Ours is an active, apostolic community of simple vows, seeking the glory of God, especially in the works of education and evangelization. We celebrate every form of priestly activity compatible with the common life and we welcome you to share our prayer to know the love and mercy of God.
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.