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CMSM is the national organization representing leaders of Catholic religious institutes for men, monasteries, and societies of apostolic life in the United States. CMSM is both a common voice for male religious and an advocate for their individual charisms.


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Latest News

Br. Kevin Griffith, CFC’s Presidential Address from the 2022 National Assembly

August 10, 2022|

 Br. Kevin Griffith, CFC's Presidential Address from the 2022 National Assembly   "It is clear in the title [One in the Mission of Christ: Co-Responsibility in Religious Leadership] that we, all of us who profess

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Meet some of the diverse religious men and communities whose leaders belong to CMSM

Meet the Comboni Missionaries

Founded in Africa in 1867 by St. Daniel Comboni, a native of Italy, the Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic organization dedicated to ministering to the world’s poorest and most abandoned people, often working in unstable political climate, in the midst

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