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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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Latest News

World Day for Consecrated Life Online Gathering

February 5, 2021|

The online gathering, "25th World Day for Consecrated Life through the Lens of Fratelli Tutti," was a success with more than 1,000 men and women religious signed up from across the United States and around

Cardinal Czerny Video: Fratelli Tutti & Religious Life

February 5, 2021|

Hundreds of men and women religious from the United States gathered online for a talk by Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, Undersecretary for the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, on Fratelli Tutti: To See What

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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