Sunday, May 1, 2022

On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we invite you to celebrate Religious Brothers Day, an opportunity to recognize the gift of religious brotherhood to the Church and the world and to give thanks for Brothers in our own lives and the impact they have made. We ask you to inspire and invite young people to consider the consecrated life and vocation of Brother. Religious Brothers Day is an initiative of the Brothers Think Tank, an inter-congregational group of Brothers who explore topics related to religious life and brotherhood, as well as brainstorm ways to promote the Brothers’ vocation in the Church today.

The Religious Brothers Conference

hosts an online gathering for the 6th Annual Religious Brothers Day!

A special program has been planned by the new co-chairs
Marianist Brother Andrew Kosmowski, SM
and our very own Brother J.D. Macioce, FSC

The one-hour program from 1:30-2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
will include prayer, reflections by several Brothers, and an opportunity for small group conversation.


God of mercy and compassion,
thank you for the extraordinary life, witness, and ministry
of Religious Brothers in our Church.

In your wisdom, you have called these ordinary men
to generously serve, pray,
and share your healing love with others.

As we prepare for our annual Religious Brothers Day,
deepen our appreciation for the vocation
of Religious Brothers, their congregational charisms,
and their commitment to vowed community life.
Strengthened by our baptismal call to holiness,
inspire us to invite men
to consider religious life as a Religious Brother.

Grant all Religious Brothers the grace and perseverance
they need to proclaim your Holy Word
for the life of our Church and our world.


Celebrating our Vocation with messages of thanks!

We invited Lasallians to share messages of reflection and thanks for the lives and dedication of the Christian Brothers…see what they had to say!

Resources & More

Ideas for Promotion

  • Offering specific prayers or a day of prayer for vocations to the consecrated life and Brothers vocation (a prayer service & prayer card are available as resources)
  • Classroom presentations on consecrated life and the Brothers vocation
  • Specific invitations to young people that “would make a good Brother/Sister”
  • A hand-written note or email of gratitude to a Brother you know

More Resources From:

The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

The Brothers of the Christian Schools Regional website

What People Are Saying . . .

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