VIRTUS is derived from the Latin word for valor, moral strength, excellence, and worth -- a proper name for the program given to the Church for the protection of our children and vulnerable adults. The VIRTUS program empowers Christian organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. Moreover, it encourages us all to aspire to the highest, most positive attributes of human interaction.
Contact our Formation Team to learn more about certification in the VIRTUS program, or vist VIRTUS online for more on the program itself.
A Letter from Our Bishop
We are committed to educating our faithful to recognize and respond to someone who wishes them harm. We know that ongoing learning is a responsibility we must all take seriously. I thank you for your continued commitment and encourage you to share this letter and website with all those invloved in educating children and youth in your community.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Most Rev. John M. Quinn
Bishop of Winona