“If a man boasts of loving God, while he hates his own brother, he is a liar. He has seen his brother, and has no love for him; what love can he have for the God he has never seen? No, this is the divine command that has been given us; the man who loves God must be one who loves his brother as well.”
– 1 John 4:20-21
The weekly meetings of Fraternus – called Frat Nights – are for men and young men as young as 6th grade. Boys in 5th grade may also attend if their father accompanies them. Frat Night is a mix of recreation, food and the study of the traditional virtues.
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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.
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 them out into creation, they become more open to the Creator. Fraternus Excursions are a chance for men and boys to engage the outdoors in adventure, prayer, and solid formation.
Excursion 1 Theme: Excursion 1 2022-2023 Fraternus Year
Excursion 1 Location: Montgomery Bell State Park
Excursion 1 Date: September 30th (HAWC), All Brothers October 1st and 2nd 2022
Excursion 2 Theme: Excursion 2 2022-2023 Fraternus Year
Excursion 2 Location: Camp Marymount
Excursion 2 Date: February 3rd (HAWC), All Brothers February 4th and 5th, 2023
Excursion 3 Theme: Excursion 3 2022-2023 Fraternus Year
Excursion 3 Location: Camp Woodlee
Excursion 3 Date: April 28th (HAWC), All Brothers April 29th and 30th, 2023
HAWC stands for Honest, Accountable, Willing, and Chaste. HAWC groups, which are for young men in high school, meet in addition to weekly Frater Nights in order to grow in their knowledge of the faith and prayer, but especially as men that lead the younger brothers in their local Chapter.
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