Bro. Steven journals. The theme of presentations was 'Brothers on the Road to Emmaus'.
Bro. Joseph facilitated discussion about being Brother and looking to the past with gratitude, the present with passion, the future with hope; themes highlighted during the Year of Consecrated Life.
Bro. Joseph, archivist for the District of Eastern North America shares about the legacy and history of the Brothers on the East coast.
Bros. Ryan, Joseph, and Anwar share in discussion following one of the keynote presentations.
Bro. Anthony and Bro. Johnathan share in discussion. The gathering provides time for the Brothers in Initial Formation from across North America to be together for fellowship and formative experiences.
Bros. Anwar, Ryan and Joseph share in conversation. Brothers in Initial Formation include Postulants, Novices, and those in Temporary Profession.
Two Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia joined the Brothers for conversation about religious life today.
Bro. Patrick and Bro. Dylan share in conversation about their experiences.
Bro. Dylan and Bro. Anthony discuss their experiences using the Emmaus story to prompt their conversation.
Bro. Steven and Bro. Michael share in conversation. Brothers in Initial Formation from across North America gather twice yearly in various places across the country.
Bro. Ryan invites the community to stand and join in singing the gathering song at Mass. The Brothers gathered for morning and evening prayer, as well as Mass during their time together.
Fr. Frank, Bro. Johnathan and Bro. Ryan visit after Mass. The three got to know one another in Philadelphia where the Regional Postulancy house of formation is located.
Brothers at Mass during their gathering in Philadelphia.