CMSM offers a wide variety of events, primarily for our members. In some cases, collaborators and participants from other organizations are part of these events. We also provide an opportunity here for religious institutes, partners and others to share events of a timely nature. If your affiliated organization wishes to share details about your upcoming event for inclusion on our public events calendar, please contact Marissa Thomas in our National Office.

CMSM also has additional information for members about members-only events. To view these events, click here (login required).

Leadership Gathering 2019 @ Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks
Jan 27 – Jan 31 all-day


Responding to the Call: The Gift of Community

Leaders – and emerging leaders – of men’s religious communities (members of CMSM and CRC) are invited to participate in a retreat-style conference that includes input and reflection time on living a joyful, healthy and resilient life as a member of a religious community. A detailed conference schedule will be provided by Southdown in September 2018.

The Leadership Gathering 2019 is co-hosted by Southdown and CMSM, and held at the peaceful Redemptorist Renewal Center next to the Saguaro National Park West in Tucson, Arizona.

For more information and to register visit the Southdown website.

Elder Care Summit IV @ Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Details and a full schedule are  coming soon!


Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, M.D.
Leadership and Elder Care: Implications for Person Centered Care – Staffing, Pastoral and Financial Implications

Panel of Responders

Sr. Peter Lillian DiMaria, O. Carm.
Bro. Steve Olert, FSC
Deacon Steven DeMartino

Co-sponsors and Planning Team

Deacon Steven DeMartino, Archdiocese of New York
Br. Wayne Fitzpatrick, MM, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Br. Steve Olert, FSC, Brothers of the Christian Schools
Br. Dan O’Riordan, FMS, Marist Brothers of the School

Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program 2019 @ Centro Ad Gentes
Feb 24 all-day
Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program 2019 @ Centro Ad Gentes | Nemi | Lazio | Italy

Location: Centro Ad Gentes, Nemi, Italy

Runs from February 24 – May 21, 2019

Sponsored by the Society of the Divine Word

The sabbatical program has an intentional focus on mission and interculturality, referring to the experience of community living, life and ministry among people from different ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, genders and age groups, thus the name Inter Gentes. Women and men religious, and diocesan priests may consider the Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program as a transitional time to review and renew their commitment to the mission of God in this ever-diversifying world.

Specific Themes of Sabbatical Program

The Inner Journey
Jesus and the Gospels
Prayer for Mission
Vows and Promises: Alive with the Spirit
Women and Men together in Mission
Biblical Vision of Humanity and Creation
Mission as Prophetic Dialogue
The Refugee Story: Yesterday & Today
Interreligious Dialogue
Integrity of Creation
Professional Standards
8-day Guided Retreat in silence

Download the flyer for more information.

New Leader Workshop 2019 @ CMSM National Office
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm

Growing in Leadership – Register now 

This annual workshop – held this year at the new CMSM National Office in Greenbelt, MD – is designed for major superiors and councilors in office two years or less, as well as emerging leaders from your congregations. Leadership teams are encouraged to attend together.

Learn from and collaborate with experts who can help you and your leadership team excel. Among the topics:

  • Canon and civil law
  • Leadership for vocations and formation
  • Navigating personnel concerns
  • Spirituality and leadership
  • Working with dioceses
  • Finances
  • New issues with safeguarding
  • Resources from CMSM and others

This is a great opportunity to connect with others new to leadership, as well as veteran leaders and experts. The workshop will include a mix of presentations, a panel discussion, a “lunch & law” conversation with civil and canon lawyers (bring your questions), and conversation and fellowship. We will gather for morning prayer and daily liturgy.


  • $525/person: includes workshop, all meals, and two nights at the Holiday Inn adjacent to the new CMSM office (extended stay available)
  • $395/person: commuter – includes workshop and all meals (except breakfast)


  • CMSM’s new office is near Amtrak (New Carrollton station) and Greenbelt Metro (free hotel shuttle or CMSM pick-up). From BWI airport, ground transportation includes Amtrak and MARC rail to New Carrollton, as well as an hourly express bus to Greenbelt Metro. From Reagan National airport, take Metro to the Greenbelt station (Green Line).

Register Now (payment by credit card online or mailed check) | Download and share the flyer
Questions? Please contact Susan Gibbs at

Partial speaker list:

  • Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM, JCD
  • Mr. Chris Fusco, Esq., JCL
  • Deacon Mark Fontana
  • Rev. David Songy, OFM Cap, STD, Psy.D.
  • Sr. Stephanie Still, PBVM
  • Plus Saint John Vianney Center on self-care, new studies from CARA, and more


Sulpician Institute for Seminary Formators @ Theological College
Jun 5 – Jun 12 all-day
Sulpician Institute for Seminary Formators @ Theological College | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Fourteenth Institute for Seminary Formators, sponsored by the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the U.S., will be held June 5-12, 2019 at Theological College in Washington, D.C.  This eight-day program attracts those who minister in a seminary as an advisor, spiritual director, or a member of the formation team. There is a 10% discount on registrations paid in full prior to February 1, 2019.  Information and a registration form are available on the Sulpician website.

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Extraordinary National Convocation (Assembly) 2019
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

We are meeting in beautiful San Antonio for this special gathering, Discerning our Collective Witness: An Extraordinary National Convocation of Major Superiors of Men.

Plan to arrive by Monday afternoon or evening for three full days – Tuesday to Thursday – of engaging speakers, discernment, dialogue, liturgy and fellowship. Learn more here.