Year of Consecrated Life
Pope Francis has declared this a Holy Year dedicated to consecrated life in the Church. The Brotherhood of Hope owes our life to the formation, teaching and example of many exemplary religious communities and their members. We celebrate their witness and hope to imitate their examples of faithful service and prayer.
The Vocation of Brother.
As brothers we walk beside the faithful and share the Gospel in a practical and approachable way. We enjoy our work with college students who have so many questions and such a hunger for the truth.
Out in God's Creation.
Each summer the brothers go on outdoor excursions to push ourselves physically and reach new heights. Like our patron Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, we see mountain climbing as an outward expression of our spiritual struggle: Verso l'alto!
We make an offering of our lives to Jesus, our beloved Master and most dear Friend. He alone is worthy of everything a man's heart can give.
Stations of the Cross on the Quad.
Catholic students pray the Stations of the Cross on Northeastern University campus in the heart of Boston. Surrounded by people going about their business, our students witness that this Friday - Good Friday - is not just another day of the week.
Two Kinds of Poverty
Each year the brothers take college men to serve the poor in places like Mexico and Calcutta. Seeing material poverty opens their eyes to the needs of the world and to the spiritual poverty we're surrounded by in America.
Breaking Bread Together.
Each Saturday we gather as a community in our homes to celebrate the Lord's Day with songs of praise and a festive meal. We welcome guests as Christ and enjoy the company of many good friends. It's the high point of our week.
Work Hard, Play Hard.
We love games and sports to build up our endurance. Friendly competition with our students and alumni is a favorite summer outlet when the press of ministry eases up and we take time out to relax.
Called to Evangelize
We equip the lay faithful to take up the full mission of the Church that flows from their baptism. Pope Paul VI wrote, When "the person who has been evangelized goes on to evangelize others. Here lies the test of truth, the touchstone of evangelization." EN #24
Brother Ken Apuzzo Sr. 1936 - 2005
Brother Ken went home in 2005 but his memory lives in the hearts of so many who were touched by his remarkable life. Husband and father, whose son became a brother and who then became a brother himself after the passing of his wife. A remarkable life.
We go out to evangelize. It's the first word in Jesus' great commission to his disciples: Go. Once we've evangelized someone we invite them to learn to share their own story so that God may see a rich harvest of faith in this generation.
Our Message is Christ.
We are a new movement of the Holy Spirit bringing our witness to the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing the Love of Christ. It's the basis of all we do and the satisfaction of our consecrated hearts.
Campus Mission Leaders
In collaboration with St. Paul's Outreach in Minnesota, the Brotherhood is sharing in the work of training campus missionaries who dedicate one or more years after college to share the Catholic faith they've come to love.
Brothers in All Things.
Jesus draws us together as brothers and our life of worship is alive with the joyful knowledge of his friendship. We laugh a lot. Even when we're fasting!