others in a non-superior mannerwhile maintaining integrity as ministers. This is part of the gift religiousbrothers bring to the church, a giftothers recognize in our hospitality,our institutions, and our celebrations.
Community at the center
The fraternal nature of brotherhood
makes religious community integral
to our vocation. By publicly profess-
ing our vows in community, we rec-
ognize our sinful nature and admit
our dependence upon one another
to help us live our vows faithfully.
Since we forgo marriage and a family, we look to one another for support, challenge, and encouragement.
Taking our example from the earlyapostles, we pool our resources—both finances and personal talents—
BEDNARCZYKon a visit to anorphanage runby the FranciscanSisters of Mary inChennai, India.
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