The Congregation of St. Basil, or the Basilian Fathers, is a community of priests and students for the priesthood. Ours is an active, apostolic community of simple vows, seeking the glory of God in every form of priestly activity compatible with the common life, especially in the works of education and evangelization.
Founded in France in the early nineteenth century, our educational and pastoral work brought us first to Toronto, then to a variety of settings in Canada and the United States.
In the 1960’s, our priests began to minister in Mexico, and in the 1980’s in Colombia. Now in five countries, our schools, colleges and parishes express our commitment to Christ the Teacher and our desire to serve in imitation of Him.
“Our founders made it their special concern to serve the poor in their need for Christian education. We must do all we can to see that our schools do not exclude the poor, and in all of our apostolates that we do not compromise with any form of social injustice. We must be sensitive ourselves and ready to awaken the consciences of others to the drama of human misery and to the demands of social justice made by the Gospel and the Church.” (Basilian Way of Life, 65)