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.

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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Today, in honour of Remembrance, Veterans and Armistice Day our #ThrowbackThursday features Father John Onorato, CSB saying mass on an air raid..

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Remembrance Day 2018

On Remembrance and Veterans Day, we remember all of those who served, including five Basilian Chaplains who served during WWII. Father Onorato,..

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Assumption alumni slip back in time, celebrate 50th and 70th anniversaries

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#ThrowbackThursday to this picture of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY which opened its doors in 1951. St. John Fisher was founded by..

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