Religious Brothers Day

Religious Brothers Day is held annually on May 1, the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker.  All religious brothers are recognized during this international event. Prayer services and reflections for celebrating this day are available at 

We have several resources available to help you celebrate the vocation of Religious Brothers:

The NRVC has published a series of Abundant Hope videos which includes Brothers. The following videos are publicly available to share for Religious Brothers Day and at other events to promote the vocation of Brother:

  1. Brother Joseph Bach, O.S.F.
  2. Brother Alfred George, fms
  3. Brother Peter Lamick, C.S.V.
  4. Brother Paschal Listi, fbp
  5. Brother Antony Julius Milton, O.F.M. Cap.
  6. Brother Blair Paulus Nuyda, A.A.
  7. Brother Allen Agpaoa Pacquing, S.M.
  8. Brother Rafael Vargas, S.D.B.
  9. Brother Martin Zewe, F.S.C.

Here are the links to the NRVC member institutes with religious brothers:

Religious Institutes of Brothers:

Alexian Brothers

Brothers of the Christian Schools

Brothers of the Christian Schools, Eastern North America

Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Province of the United States

Congregation of Christian Brothers (Edmund Rice Christian Brothers)

De La Salle Christian Brothers, Midwest 

De La Salle Christian Brothers, San Francisco, New Orleans

Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn

Franciscan Brothers of Peace

Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God

Marist Brothers

Xaverian Brothers


Religious Institutes of Brothers and Priests 

Augustinian Friars

Augustinian Friars, Western Province

Augustinians of the Assumption

Barnabite Fathers and Brothers

Benedictine Monks, Assumption Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Christ the King Priory

Benedictine Monks, Mount Michael Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Newark Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Saint Andrew Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Saint Procopius Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Saint John Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Saint Joseph Abbey

Benedictine Monks, Saint Meinrad Archabbey

Benedictine Monks, Subiaco Abbey

Capuchin Franciscans, Province of St. Joseph

Carmelite Fathers and Brothers, Province of St. Elias

Claretian Missionaries

Congregation of Holy Cross

Congregation of Saint Basil

Congregation of the Holy Spirit

Congregation of the Resurrection, CA

Crosier Fathers and Brothers

Dominican Friars, Saint Martin de Porres

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

Franciscan Friars, Conventual, Our Lady of Consolation

Franciscan Friars, Holy Name Province

Franciscan Friars, Saint John the Baptist Province

Franciscan OFM Friars - U.S. 6

Glenmary Home Missioners

Jesuit Fathers and Brothers, Central and Southern Province

Jesuit Fathers and Brothers, East Province

Jesuit Fathers and Brothers, Midwest Province

Jesuit Fathers and Brothers, Western Province

Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada

Josephite Fathers and Brothers


Marianists, Province of Meribah

Marist Fathers and Brothers

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Ireland

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Canada

Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity

Missionhurst Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Nortbertines of St. Norbert Abbey

Oratorians, Rock Hill Oratory

Order of Carmelites

Order of Friar Servants of Mary

Order of the Most Holy Trinity

Pallotines, Immaculate Conception Province

Pallotines, Mother of God Province


Passionists, Paul of the Cross Province


Redemptorists, Edmonton-Toronto Province

Salesians of Don Bosco, East

Salesians of Don Bosco, West

Society of Saint Edmund

Society of Saint Sulpice

Society of the Divine Word

Somascan Fathers and Brothers

Sons of Our Mother of Peace

Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Immaculate Conception Province

Trappist Cistercian Monks, New Clairvaux

Trappist Cistercian Monks, New Mellerary Abbey


Vincentians, Eastern Province

Vincentians, Western Province

Xaverian Missionaries

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