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MAY 1, 2019
3rd Annual Religious Brothers Day

Religious Brothers Day
Artwork: "Servanthood" by Debbie Saenz, used with permission.

Brothers contribute to the mission in a distinctive way.

They can be present in different milieux in ways
that are not possible for ordained Marists.

They can often relate to laity in circumstances and
in a manner that puts lay people at ease.

This extends the reach of Marist ministry.

Excerpts from General Chapter 2017 Statements and Decisions
Section F: Brothers (p. 22-23)

Brothers Symposium Address
"The mission and charism of the religious brother: an uncomplicated witness"
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB (2017)

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All Marists profess
the same vows
according to the
Constitutions
and share
one common call.

We are all brothers
with differing
ministerial roles.

Excerpts from
General Chapter 2017
Statements and Decisions
Section F: Brothers (p. 22-23)

 

 

Readings and Resources

Religious Brothers Day on Facebook

Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church - Vatican, Oct. 2015 (PDF)

Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church - Executive Summary (PDF)
This document addresses the identity of the religious brother in three ways:
First, as a mystery of a gift received; second, as a communion of a gift shared; and, third, as a mission of a gift to be given away.

Today's Brother -
The Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) Website

Tutti Fratelli Website (Religious Brothers resident in Rome