Supporting Religious in the Early Years

At the request of CMSM members, we are adding programming for younger religious, focusing on those within five years of final vows or ordination.

A team that includes younger (newer) religious, CMSM’s interim executive director, and CMSM staff are developing events and resources focused on strengthening the life and ministry of religious during the early years, building fraternity across community, and developing skills for ministry and leadership.

Priority Areas

  • Fraternal support across community and by area of apostolic ministry
  • Joys and challenges of religious life
  • Healthy transition from formation to apostolic ministry
  • Intergenerational living
  • Developing leadership skills

Conversation for Young Religious 2020

With the pandemic cancelling our first planned in-person gathering, we moved online for  A Conversation for Young Religious: Religious Life and Ministry in this Moment in August 2020. Plans are underway for the year, with hopes for an August 2021 gathering in conjunction with the CMSM National Assembly in Kansas City, Mo.