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Who We Are

CMSM is the national organization representing leaders of Catholic religious institutes for men, monasteries, and societies of apostolic life in the United States. CMSM is both a common voice for male religious and an advocate for their individual charisms.


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Where we are

US provinces, monasteries and abbeys

Where we are

Click here for a complete list of men’s religious communities in the United States.

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Events and registration


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Latest News

Laudato Si’ Action Platform; CMSM Representatives Part of Working Group

March 24, 2021|

At the completion of the Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year in 2021, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development plans to launch a seven-year journey to sustainability in the spirit of Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical

Safeguarding: 2020 Standards for Accreditation

Member Spotlight

Meet some of the diverse religious men and communities whose leaders belong to CMSM

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