#ReligiousBrothersDay

RELIGIOUS BROTHERS’ DAY – MORNING PRAYER

Saturday, May 1, 2021

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.

Were you able to join us for our virtual Vocation Celebration?

Share your thoughts or brief reflection about what you learned from our virtual gathering!

Tell us how you will explore God’s call in your life! Who will you invite to consider the Brothers’ life?

Share on social with #ConsiderTheBrothers!

Closing Prayer video from our virtual Celebration

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!

Celebrating Our Vocation

May 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Religious Brothers Day Virtual Gathering 2021

Open to all interested in the Religious Life of the De La Salle Christian Brothers! Whether you are a Vocation Coordinator and promoter, or a young man considering the Brothers’ Vocation, we invite you for prayer, reflection, and celebration. Includes opening prayer and reflection on the Year of St. Joseph, history of Religious Brothers Day, and vocation stories from our Called to Rise Brothers, including Brothers James Martino, Augie Nicoletti, Ken Kalinowski, and Steve Barbaro.

Learn more about these Brothers before joining our event

Vocation stories from our International Brothers Beto (Colombia), Brickston (India), Inigo (Philippines), Arturo (Mexico), and Abel (Africa), along with vocation stories from our Novices Kyle and JD.

Join our Zoom Gathering – May 3 | 7:30 PM

Who should attend? Brothers, young men from our other zooms, Contacts, Seniors in high schools who have expressed interest in the Contact Program, Vocation Coordinators, alums from our ministries, and Lasallian Partners.

Prayer

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.

Amen.


Each one, reach one! Spread the word!


Questions? Contact a member of our Vocation Team: Brother Edward, Brother Arturo, or Brother Michael

Resources & More

Religious Life Today Infographic

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

For more resources, visit the Region’s Vocation website BrothersVocation.org or Christian Brother Conference / Region website Lasallian.info

What People Are Saying . . .

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