I was never drawn to the priesthood and so never considered a church vocation until I learned about Brothers. These were men dedicated to young people and Catholic education, and once I got to know them and their lifestyle, I felt I had found my calling. Each local community of Brothers has its own interior life of friendship with one another and the Lord, but often it's a life intertwined with a school community. Ministry to young people is sometimes exhausting, more often energizing, and always a challenge to greater creativity, deeper compassion, and a closer relationship with Christ. Sharing that ministry with my Brothers makes my life all the richer.
Br. Ray Hetu, SC
St. Columba's College, St. Albans, England
St. Anne's Mission located in Klagetoh, Arizona is 75 years old, a mission of All Saints Parish in Ganado, Arizona. The staff is composed of a mixed community of Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Dominicans, and lay volunteers. We pray, work, and share together as a mission community. Spiritual growth and development based on the 12 steps of AA and scripture are stressed. Six groups of volunteers come out each year, educating about the reservation and Navajo culture. The Mission has a food bank, rummage, AA counseling, youth program, and all church programs, including Search, Cursillo, Lay Ministry Training, RCIA, etc. The Mission is also linked to Faith in Action, Heifer International, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.