Religious Brothers’ Day

Celebrating Religious Brothers Day | Inaugural Religious Brothers Day | May 1, 2017

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) has announced that the inaugural Religious Brothers Day (RBD) will be held on May 1, 2017, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

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CMSM is an association of the leadership of men in religious and apostolic institutes in the United States. The Conference has formal ties with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the National Assembly of Religious Brothers and other national agencies.

Following the publication of the Vatican document on the Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church, a Brothers’ Think Tank committee was formed to plan the celebration which will include prayer services and tributes to jubilarian brothers from lay and mixed communities and institutes of apostolic life, as well as other activities. Future details about the Religious Brothers Day will be here. Use #religiousbrothersday on social media for related activites. Like their Facebook page at:

Download a Save the Date for the RBD here >
Download a prayer card for RBD here >
Download Morning prayer here>
Download Evening prayer here>

Current CAVA members who are religious Brothers:

Br. Patrick McCabe, CFA Alexian Brothers, Immaculate Conception Province

Br. Patrick Scott, CFA, Alexian Brothers, Immaculate Conception Province

Br. James McDonald CFC, Christian Brothers of Edmund Rice

Br. Alan Parham, FSC Christian Brothers of the Midwest

Br. Duylinh Tran, SVD, Divine Word Missionaries

Br. Thom Smith, OFM, Franciscan Friars (OFM) Sacred Heart Province