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

Renew the Face of the Earth

Renew the Face of the Earth: An Urgent Catholic Call to Energy Transition “Lord send out your spirit and renew the face of the Earth.” – Psalm 104 Following Pope Francis’ meeting on June 13-14, 2019, with major fossil fuel executives and investors at the Vatican, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) announced… Read more »

Vatican Issues Worldwide Guidelines for Reporting Abuse

A new apostolic letter issued today by Pope Francis, Vox estis lux mundi, expands the Church’s response to abuse by establishing worldwide standards for reporting abuse against minors and vulnerable adults, including by bishops and religious superiors. CMSM welcomes the guidance provided by the document and will undertake a review to ensure the national safeguarding standards… 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.