Roland Laliberte, pb
Who are the Penitent Brothers of Our Lady of Sorrows?
We are a ''blended and multi-faceted community of Roman Catholic men,'' married and single, committed to the Rule of the Penitent Brothers as delineated by our Constitutions and Directory. We live independently, are self-supporting, and strive for spiritual perfection by following the gospel life. We individually perform ministry for the greater Church by preaching the gospel, serving the poor, formulating educational services for the youth, ministering to the sick, elderly, homebound, are involved in activities involving parish ministry, as well as being of service to persons suffering from terminal illness. We praise God through music ministries and hospital and prison chaplaincies.
We gather for a community day once each month in our various regional communities located in Connecticut, Florida and New York, where we pray in common, study penitential spirituality, sing the Liturgy, dine together, and conduct the affairs of business. We are committed to a structured prayer life, consisting of frequently attending daily Mass and reception of the Holy Eucharist; daily recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, the rosary, and weekly devotion and recitation of the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary.
We embrace the opportunity for each brother to seek the solitude of prayer, daily Mass, and meditation in addition to community practices.
Our ultimate goal is to seek spiritual perfection with the help of our fellow brothers in our journey, allowing ourselves to be broken and shared for the love of Jesus. The Penitent Brothers are under the protection of Our Lady of Sorrows and the patronage of Saint Michael the Archangel.