Religious Brother

Is a man who:

  • Is called and committed to sharing in the life and mission of his Religious Congregation 

  • Nourishes and fosters his relationship with God through personal and communal prayer, and service 

  • Lives a vow of chastity, living celibately, which means choosing a different way of loving ~ which allows him to be available to many people, loving and caring for them deeply, but non-exclusively 

  • Lives a vow of poverty, living simply and sharing his personal gifts, time and resources with his community, and those with whom he ministers. 

  • Lives a vow of obedience, listening attentively for God's call to respond to the needs of our world, which he discerns through prayer, through dialogue with his community and with other people 

  • May serve as a missionary to people of other cultures 

  • May serve in education, health care, parish or youth ministry, social work, spirituality, media, aged care. Some brothers choose to live as contemplatives 

  • May be commissioned by his community to serve wherever there is any need, especially among those who are the most disadvantaged

  • May be a member of a Clerical Religious Congregation and is not ordained to the priesthood. 

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Carmelites - OCarm
75 Wright Street
Middle Park NSW 3206
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Christian Brothers - Congregation of Christian Brothers (CFC)
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De La Salle Brothers (FSC)
Po Box 3485
Bankstown NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9795 6412
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Marist Brothers (FMS)
Level 1,
247 Coward Street,
Mascot NSW 2020
Ph: 02 9819 6622
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Patrician Brothers (FSP)
517 Victoria Road
Ryde NSW 2112
Ph: (02) 9877 5753
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The Hospitaller Order of St John of God Oceania Province
PO Box BN 1055
Burwood North NSW 2134
Ph: 02 9747 1699
Fax: 02 9744 3262
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