Fr. Robert Jean

Fr. Robert Jean, CSV

Fr. Robert Jean, CSV, was born June 24, 1974 in Gonaïves, Haiti. He discovered the Clerics of Saint-Viator through the pastoral and educational efforts that the congregation began offering in his city, beginning in 1968.

Fr. Jean began a vocational journey with the Viatorians in 1996, entering the postulate at the Holy Home Viator of Cazeau in Port-au-Prince. The following year, he became a novice and in 1999, he professed his first vows.

After studying philosophy (1999-2001), Fr. Jean worked at the Cyr-Guillo School of Gonaives as Assistant Director during 2001-2002. He studied theology, from 2002 to 2006 and in 2005 he pronounced his perpetual vows.

Members of the new General Council include (L-R) Fr. Claudio Ríos of Chile, Fr. André Crozier of France, Fr. Robert M. Egan, Superior General, Fr. Claude Roy of Canada and Fr. Robert Jean of Haití.

During these years of study, Fr. Jean involved himself in youth movements, including: New Christian Animation, or NAC, and Preparation for Life Service, or SPV.

Fr. Jean was ordained to the priesthood in 2007, and was appointed Assistant Superior to the Postulate of the Clerics of Saint Viator in Cazeau (Port-au-Prince). One year later, he became the Director of the Scholasticate at Villa Manrèse and head of Association in Haiti.

As far as community leadership, Fr. Jean was called by the Province of Canada to serve as a member of two Provincial Councils, from 2010-2014 and 2014-2018. Immediately after those two terms, he was appointed in July to the General Council.

Fr. Robert Jean has a background in School Administration from Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince (2006-2008). He is also trained in spiritual accompaniment at the Saint-Pierre Center in Montreal (2015-2016).