The inaugural Religious Brothers Day will be May 1, 2017. All members of the Church are invited to celebrate the Day in thanksgiving for the gift of religious brotherhood to the Church, for the impact of their dedication and service throughout the world, and for those Brothers who have been a part of our own lives. It also is a Day to pray for and to inspire and invite young people to consider the consecrated life and vocation of Brother.
Throughout the District of San Francisco New Orleans, Lasallians will be observing Religious Brothers Day with a variety of activities and presentations. Everyone is encouraged to participate and to share your celebration experiences at #ReligiousBrothersDay!
A Message From Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, Visitor, District of San Francisco New Orleans
As we celebrate Religious Brothers Day, I hope all De La Salle Christian Brothers can participate, each in his own way, to celebrate our vocation as a religious Brother. This day is a time to recognize how important it is for us to promote the vocation to our life because of its need in today’s society. As our Founder, John Baptist de La Salle said, “The need for this institute is very great.” Those words spoken over three hundred years ago and still true today! Our ministry of education to the young, especially the poor, inspires us as it has done for the Brothers for over three centuries. Let us pray that living our faith and zeal in community for this mission will encourage young people to join us in our tradition of “procuring the glory of God as far as we are able.” God bless us in this endeavor!
Religious Brothers Day Resources
- The Year for Consecrated Life’s Religious Brothers Day information and resource page.
- The 2017 Brothers Symposium keynote address, videos, and photos.
- Christian Brothers Conference BrothersVocation.org.
Religious Brothers Day in an initiative of the Brothers Think Tank, an interreligious group made up of representatives from the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Religious Brothers Conference, National Religious Vocations Conference, and Religious Formation Conference. Its purpose is to explore the topics of religious life and brotherhood, and to promote the Brother vocation in the Church.