Inspire and invite young people to consider the Brothers’ vocation
Give thanks for the Brothers that have impacted your life
Celebrate the gift of Religious Brotherhood
Religious Brothers Day, marked May 1st, offers the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for religious Brothers in our lives. It also offers an opportunity to consider how we all invite, walk with, and encourage young people to discern God’s call in their life.
All are invited to mark the day through engaging in one or more of the opportunities presented to participate.
For Religious Brothers Day, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men put together a new resource guide of ideas, activities, and prayers that can be utilized to participate in the day. Download the guide.
A series of thirty plus videos was created in 2020 (via Zoom) by five Religious Brothers about their lives, congregations, and vocation as Brothers. They highlight their personal journeys, some fun facts, and an invitation to learn more about the evangelizing role of the Brother as a mission disciple in today’s world. Watch the videos.
Hosted by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the District of Eastern North America, this event will take place May 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Learn more.
Religious Brothers Day Virtual Gathering 2021
Be part of the national Religious Brothers Day Virtual Gathering on Religious Brothers Day, May 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (ET). We will celebrate the vocation of brother with prayer, reflections by several brothers, and small group conversation. Co-hosted by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, National Religious Vocation Conference, Religious Formation Conference, and Religious Brothers Conference. Register here to get the Zoom link
Some other ideas to participate in the day include:
- Offering specific prayers or a day of prayer for Brothers and vocations to the consecrated life (a prayer serviceand prayer card are available as resources);
- Watching and showing vocation videos of the Brothers’ vocation and life.
- Writing a hand-written note, or email, of gratitude to a Brother you know.
- Specific invitation to young people, pondering the question, “have you ever thought about being a Brother?”
- Prayer Card
- Prayer Services (Morning and Evening)
- Letter on Religious Brothers Day from Papal Nuncio to the United States
- Listing of congregations of Religious Brothers
- Vatican Document, “Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church“
- Religious Brothers Day, www.yearforconsecratedlife.com
- Religious Life Today, 2020 study highlighting recent young women and men joining religious life, from the National Religious Vocation Conference.
More resources and opportunities will be added. Please send anything you suggest we consider including to email@example.com