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A religious brother is a man eager to consecrate his life to God by doing everything in his power to assist the priest in his apostolic labors.
Discover Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s love for the religious life with his fostering of the Religious Brother.
At Holy Angels Novitiate we seek to form Brothers with a broad range of skills to meet the demands of their future Apostolate.
Learn about the history of the Society Brothers.
What is the Vocation of the Brother?
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Rev Fr Charles Ward is the current Rector.
Master of Novices
Rev Fr Kenneth Dean is the current Novice Master.
Professors and Brothers
Learn about the intellectual and practical formation that takes place at Holy Angels Novitiate.
Learn about the daily classes taken at Holy Angels Novitiate
Daily Novitiate Schedule
Practical information related to entering Holy Angels Novitiate.
The community life in common is essential in the life of the Brother.
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The Society Brother
What sets the Brother of the Society of Saint Pius X apart from the rest?
Do I have a religious vocation?
What are the signs by which one may determine if he should try his vocation as a religious at the Novitiate?
The formation in the Brotherhood consist in three years: postulancy, novice, and an additional formative year as a professed brother.
Vows and Profession
The vows of religion have been recommended by Our Lord in the Gospel and are the surest path to sanctity. It is a commitment for life.
Life of the Brother
The life of the Brother is one of silence, sacrifice, and fraternal charity in the joy of serving Christ. Love Serves.
The Brothers assist the priests at the altar, at the Divine Office, in the sacristy, in the schools, at retreats, at the table, all for the glory of God.
The religious vocation is a call to consecrate one’s entire life to God.
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Superior General's Letter
Letters from the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X to the faithful centered around current events in the universal Church, the Society and around the world.
The Novitiate Newsletters keep you up to date on the latest news and events about the Brothers at the Novitiate. Read how the Novitiate is developing as well as practical and spiritual exhortations from the Rector
Written publications of the SSPX can keep you up to date with what is happening in the Society
Profession of Religious Vows
September 27th, 2020
Holy Angels Novitiate
What is a Society Brother?
Men's Ignatian Retreat during the First Week of September
Learn about the Life of The Society Brother shown in this Video
Check out the various classes given to the Brothers in formation at the Novitiate!
Come up to Winona for a visit to see what life at Holy Angels Novitiate like.
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Vocations Retreat at Holy Angels Novitiate
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