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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Thank you, De La Salle Christian Brothers, for sharing your ministry with #LewisU. #ReligiousBrothersDay

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Our Gospel journey, as religious Brothers calls us to live out our vocation in a distinctive way. As Brothers, we see our professional work as ministry and uniquely integrated into our day-to-day life, prayer and communal life together.⁠

Just as it was during the late 17th century, the Brothers continue to dedicate their entire lives to the ministry of teaching, to the students entrusted to their care, to each other, and (through all of these) to God.⁠

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers and our founder, inspires us to be innovators in the field of education centered on the Gospel.⁠

#ReligiousBrothersDay #ReligiousBrothersDay2022 #Catholic #vocation #BeBrother #Lasallian #moreFSC #discernment #discernwithus

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Br. Rafael Vargas, SDB, (pictured to the left) has been with the Salesians since 2010 and a professed Brother since 2014. Last August, he made his perpetual profession as a Salesian of Don Bosco. ⁠

Several months prior, the National Religious Vocation Conference featured Br. Rafael speak about his vocation as a Salesian Brother. We invite you to visit our link in bio to hear how Br. Rafael has experienced fraternity and solidarity as a Salesian Brother. 🔗⁠

Let us give thanks for Br. Rafael, Br. Salvatore Sammarco (pictured to the right), and all our Salesian Brothers today, throughout this week, and always. Mary Help of Christians, pray for us! St. John Bosco, pray for us! 🙏⁠

#ReligiousBrothersDay #salesiansue #salesianfamily #salesianos #donbosco #stjohnbosco #catholic

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