“Religious Brothers Day,” celebrated on 1 May 2022, is an opportunity to celebrate and offer gratitude for the gift of religious brotherhood, a special vocation and call to men who offer their life in the service of God’s people through vows, prayer and the charisms of various religious orders.  As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton I congratulate and thank all of the religious brothers who have served or who are serving in the Diocese, especially the Christian Brothers who staff Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft and the brother members of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Red Bank.  Thank you for the joyful witness of your consecrated lives.

Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.

Bishop of Trenton