General Announcements

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.

An Unexpected Challenge and Urgent Request: Update from South Sudan

Sudan - Feeding the Hungry

On New Year’s Day, the village of Riimenze in Western Equatoria was the scene of intense fighting between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (national army) and rebels, made up primarily of local men and boys “recruited” to defend their area. During the fighting, homes were looted and burned, sometimes with people in them. Over 5000 people from the village fled their homes and are sheltering at the parish in Riimenze, the site of the Solidarity Agricultural Training Project.

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

Brothers Symposium

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!

A New York Christmas To Remember

In 2013, our friends at Paulist Productions’ produced a special program “A New York Christmas to Remember.” It can now be watched online in it entirety. Produced at the Paulists’ mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City, it features the narration of Regis Philbin, the beautiful puppetry of Jane Henson’s… Read more »