The Clerics of St. Viator
In 1831, Father Louis Querbes of Lyon established a religious community of young men to assist the clergy in their parish work, especially in the teaching of catechism to young men. They served as volunteers for whatever work had to be done. This association of young men grew into a religious community. When Father Querbes looked for a model for his group, he remembered Viator, the Saint who lived during the fourth century in the area of Lyon, France, and served as an aide to Bishop Just. Saint Viator worked as a catechist helping young people develop their religious beliefs. By public acclamation, both Viator and Bishop Just were declared saints.