General Announcements

World Day of Prayer for Vocations – May 7, 2017

Brothers smiling

The purpose of the day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.” Please pray that men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.

CMSM Representatives Participate in annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days

EAD 2017 Witness

Hundreds of advocates from various Christian denominations, including representatives from CMSM, gathered in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The weekend included a focus on education and skills training for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. Some clergy and religious leaders also risked arrest as a public witness in response to proposed human needs budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration.

CMSM Board Member Elected Provincial of Discalced Carmelite Friars

We extend our prayers and congratulations to current CMSM board member Rev. Adam Gregory Gonzalez, OCD, who was recently elected by the members of the California-Arizona Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars to become their new provincial. The Provincial-Elect takes office on May 15, 2017.

Papal Message to U.S. Religious Brothers

Pope Francis smiling

The following is the text of a letter CMSM received from the U.S. Apostolic Nunciature carrying greetings from Pope Francis in anticipation of Religious Brothers Day on May 1, 2017. A downloadable version of the letter is also available.