Each Brother is an open letter from Christ-a message written, not with ink but in the Spirit of the living God, with a faithful human heart to carry it!
Brothers are lay religious, who profess vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They commit themselves to a life of ministry and prayer within the community.
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Aware of God's presence in their lives, moved by the Holy Spirit by virtue of their baptism, sustained by the Living Christ in the Eucharist and acknowledging Jesus' Gospel appeal, the Associates of Blessed Edmund Rice, in union with the Christian Brothers, are inspired by the charism, spirit and legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice. They strive to grow in their relationship with Jesus by living the Gospel message and a life devoted to prayer, justice, and charitable and educational works, especially with the poor and marginalized. - May 1999
For more information about the Associates of Blessed Edmund Rice, please contact Br. J. J. McCarthy, CFC.
For more information about the Associates Movement
"Orders find new life in lay associates", National Catholic Reporter. May 23, 1997
"Associates represent a booster shot for traditional forms of religious life", National Catholic Reporter, September 4, 1998