Saint Viator lived in France in the 300’s and had one of the earliest types of official teaching jobs – lector. As such, he was charged with reading the Scriptures to people and explaining their meaning. While we don’t know much about him, Viator was also responsible for catechizing children and was described as “a most holy youth,” having a great zeal for his work.
Saint Viator, patron of catechists, pray for us as we patiently strive to teach our beloved Catholic Faith to our children. Help us to have a contagious enthusiasm for this work and a joy that will permeate every lesson we teach!