National Symposium on the Life of the Religious Brother Held at Notre Dame

Brothers Symposium

Despite rainy weather and dramatic traffic challenges at the eleventh hour, the Brothers Symposium held on March 25, 2017 was a very special day for all who participated.

Over 225 individuals attended the Symposium and interacted with speakers, facilitators, panel members, breakout session leaders, and scribes who represented over 750 years as vowed religious in over 15 different communities/institutes.  Thank you to all — your commitment to religious brothers inspires us all!

Please stay tuned to this website where we plan to publish the text of the Keynote Address given by Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, as well as links to the videotape of his talk, the reflections of the two responders (Br. Ton Sison, C.PP.S., and Br. Peter O’Loughlin, CFC), and the opening/closing remarks by Fr. John Pavlik, OFM Cap., and Cardinal Joe Tobin, C.Ss.R.

As additional photos of the event are received, they will be posted on that website as well.  Please send yours to the Symposium Project Manager — Martha Novelly. Some photos  and a video from the events are also posted below.


 
Update 4/6/17:

Videos of the major talks and Mass celebrated at the Symposium are now available. Below is the Keynote address by Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB is below along with a link to the CMSM YouTube channel to view other videos from the event.
For more videos, visit the CMSM YouTube channel.