Join the Mission

A Fraternus Chapter requires careful planning, ecclesial approval, and the uniting of men in brotherhood.  Understanding that some communities don’t have all of these “ingredients” in place, Fraternus has made available much of its content and formation materials through the Sword&Spade, a quarterly magazine and more that is powered by Fraternus.  You can join as a Member for free and get updates about the apostolate, a Print Subscriber ($2/mo) and receive the quarterly magazine Sword&Spade, or a Brother ($10/mo) and receive all of this:

By becoming a Brother subscriber to Sword&Spade, you will receive:

3 books a year sent to your door

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Beginning with Leaving Boyhood Behind by Jason Craig, you will receive 3 books a year selected by the editors of Sword&Spade.  These books go beyond just saint bios and catechisms, but are meant to help form men in the habits of mind that come only from broad and worthwhile reading.

Weekly Emails with Solid Content

After your initial meetings, weekly digital content is delivered to donor/subscribers that relates to what Fraternus Chapters are working through and can continue to fuel the natural conversations of your local brotherhood.

Your first meetings as men

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None of the provided materials are meant to be received in isolation.  Therefore, you will receive a simple but effective tool to help guide some of your first meetings as a small brotherhood in your community.  These initial meetings walk through Leaving Boyhood Behind, by Jason Craig.

As these small brotherhood of men move closer to God and further from the snares of the world, the Sword&Spade helps them get off of their devices and recover the invaluable practice of reading and reflecting. Sword&Spade is a unique magazine for Catholic fathers, leaders, and mentors.

Join a Mission that Works

Fraternus is now over ten years old, and the results are manifest.  With dozens of vocations and strong brotherhoods through the US, Fraternus is an apostolate that works for men and boys when so many other strategies don’t.  The reason is simple – Fraternus is not a mechanical approach to building a program, but an organic means to grow a brotherhood.  This is why donating/subscribing is not just getting something, but it is joining an effective mission that is turning the tide of the man crisis we find ourselves in.

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