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Religious Brothers Conference Meets, Vows to Continue Serving the Marginalized

Participants of the 47th annual Assembly of the Religious Brothers Conference released a statement in which they promise to be agents of solidarity, reconciliation and peace, and continue to serve the marginalized. Courtesy Martha Novelly, Conference of Major Superiors of Men  The 47th annual Assembly of the Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) took place [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Religious Brothers Conference Meets, Vows to Continue Serving the Marginalized

Novitiate Deepens Vocation and Energizes Brothers

The novices celebrated Founder’s Day with the St. Patrick High School community in Chicago, Illinois. Pictured are the Brothers who gathered with the student body and school community to mark the occasion. The yearlong Regional Novitiate concludes on July 21 with the five novices making first vows, formally called temporary profession, at the [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novitiate Deepens Vocation and Energizes Brothers

Question & Answer with Brother Javier Hansen, FSC

Brother Javier Hansen, FSC was one of three representatives from the United States who participated in the Pre-Synod Gathering in Rome. The Pre-Synod Gathering is a preparatory step for the 2018 Ordinary Synod, Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, a meeting of the Synod of Bishops to be held in October, 2018 at the Vatican. [...]

By |July 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Question & Answer with Brother Javier Hansen, FSC

Faith, Fraternity, Formation: Brothers in Initial Formation Gather

Brothers in Initial Formation from across North America gathered in Memphis, with the local Brothers communities to celebrate the feast of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers and Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.  Twice annually, the Brothers in Initial Formation (postulants, novices, and temporary professed) gather together for [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Faith, Fraternity, Formation: Brothers in Initial Formation Gather

May 1 – Religious Brothers Day

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. A look at recent data will show young people are joining [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on May 1 – Religious Brothers Day

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fifth Sunday

Brother Alphonse LeBlanc, FSC Under the former Latin rite, the Fifth Sunday of Lent was called Passion Sunday.  Purple cloth covered the statues and crucifixes giving the church a rather sinister atmosphere. Dioceses of the United States may still permit the covering of statues and crucifixes. Lent gets very serious at this time. Lenten resolutions [...]

By |March 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fifth Sunday

One goal for delegate is to bring greater awareness to religious life

De La Salle Christian Brother Javier Hansen, a religion teacher at Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas, is pictured an undated photo. He is one of three young adult delegates selected by the U.S. bishops to attend a pre-synod gathering in Rome March 19-25. (CNS photo/courtesy Brother Javier Hansen)   By Anna Capizzi • [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on One goal for delegate is to bring greater awareness to religious life

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fourth Sunday

By Brother James Riordan, FSC The gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday of Lent contains one of the most quoted and powerful verses in all of scripture: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. This [...]

By |March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Fourth Sunday

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent,Third Sunday

By Brother Mel Anderson, FSC The first reading from the Book of Exodus is weighty stuff.  It reminds us of the Ten Commandments written on stones, given to Moses and delivered to the Jewish people.   But if one scrutinizes the ten commandments one begins to realize they have been with us from birth. They are [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent,Third Sunday

Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Second Sunday

By Brother Michael Livaudais, FSC This Sunday’s liturgy contains one of my favorite (and dramatic) Genesis stories: Abraham’s test of faith (Genesis 22:1-18.) In learning about the text, I read that this specific reading has been food for thought, not only in the Christian tradition, but in all of world literature. Mary McGlone writes that [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflection on Vocation in the Context of Lent, Second Sunday
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