St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fort Wayne

A Local Fraternus® Chapter in

Fort Wayne, IN

"When virtue is present, people imitate it, and they long for it when it has gone..." Wisdom 4:2

Many men today feel a profound absence of brotherhood. Fraternus is a Brotherhood of Disciples which can fill that void. In Fraternus, men are called to grow in their faith, and as they do so, they in turn are able to pass on the faith to young men.

Fraternus provides the framework and resources that enable a chapter, like ours at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, to help young men grow to become virtuous Catholic men… while strengthening the brotherhood between men who are committed to the common goal of seeking and mentoring virtue.

Weekly meetings occur every Tuesday at 6:30 pm and include competitive games, discussion, and a personal challenge for the upcoming week. There are also several excursions throughout the year following the example of St. John Paul II’s connection with youth. Non-parishioners are welcome and we are blessed to have many members from surrounding parishes.

Boys in the 6th grade or older and men of all ages who are seeking brotherhood and purpose in their lives are welcome to join us at an upcoming Tuesday Frat Night. Fraternus brings generations of men together into a brotherhood of disciples.

FRAT NIGHTS

Fraternus teaches the men that they must first possess a thriving brotherhood as adults. From there they invite the boys into that brotherhood –they don’t just supervise them with a veneer of faith once a week. Part of that invitation is to enjoy simple recreation with the boys and genuine conversation guided by the Fraternus curriculum.

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 6:30:00 PM

LOCATION: School Cafeteria and Gym

MEALS AND SNACKS:  Provided

LEADERSHIP

We are blessed with amazing leadership officers who help mentor our Chapter’s boys into virtuous catholic men. Get to meet our chapter’s leadership team before coming to weekly Frat Night.vvvvv

ACTIVITIES

Each Fraternus chapter participates in several activities and excursions. Some of these include weekly activities, Ranch, excursions and more. Visit our Activities page to view what our chapter offers.

EXCURSIONS

From St. John Bosco to Bl. Pierre Giorgio Frassati to St. John Paul II, saints with a particular skill at reaching the hearts of young men know that when you bring boys out into creation they become more open to the Creator. Fraternus Excursions are designed with a common theme and goal, namely, learning about our true identify as men. Sometimes only when we disconnect from daily life and go into the wild can we realize this true identity.

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Excursion 1 Theme: Fall Day of Service

Members joined together to assist needy parishioners and neighbors with leaf removal and other yard work. The day began with Mass and included lunch, prayer and competitive games.

Excursion 1 Location: St Elizabeth and surrounding area homes

Excursion 1 Date: November 7th – 2020


Excursion 2 Theme: Bear Lake Retreat

This will be an overnight retreat at a nearby retreat center. Activities involve many different individual and team games, hiking and shared prayer. Mass, adoration and virtue based messages are woven into the retreat schedule. We had a great retreat at this large site in 2019.

Excursion 2 Location: Bear Lake Camp – Albion, IN

Excursion 2 Date: April 24th and 25th – 2021


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RANCH

Ranch is packed full of activities to celebrate the adventurous life that speaks to a boy’s heart. There are opportunities for whitewater rafting, paint ball, horseback riding, swimming, climbing ropes, and a warrior run. Each Fraternus chapter sleeps in one cabin, eats together, and completes challenges that strengthen the bond of the brotherhood. Ranch demonstrates the greater brotherhood found across the country.

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