Please note:

CMSM staff are working remotely as of March 24, 2020, in keeping with the guidance of Maryland’s governor during the current pandemic. We are available via email and are picking up voicemail regularly as we continue to serve our members during this difficult time. A staff contact list is here, should you need assistance. Thank you for your understanding and please be assured you and your ministries are in our prayers. 


Recent News

COVID-19 Resources

In light of the extraordinary impact the pandemic has had on ministry, worship, and communication, CMSM has developed a resource page for religious institutes to assist them in ministry during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Drawn from a number of organizations, topics include Holy Week and Easter during the pandemic, postponing chapters and elections, communications… Read more »

Vatican Cardinal Writes to Religious in Light of Coronavirus

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, has written to all men and women religious in the context of Lent and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the letter: English | español In this special Lenten message, he encourages religious men and women to… Read more »

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Pope Francis meets with CMSM leaders

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Upcoming Events

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2020 | Everywhere

Celebrate the vocation and life of the religious brother. Thank a brother who has made a positive difference in your life, post a video, share on social media (#religiousbrothersday). Learn more and let us know how you are celebrating - virtually!

2020 National Assembly

August 4-6, 2020 | Buffalo, New York

This year's theme is "Wake Up the World: Living Our Prophetic Witness." Details and registration are coming soon, plus details on a new gathering for young religious (who are within five years of final vows). Learn more and register.