Vocation Profile - Congregation of Alexian Brothers

Congregation of Alexian Brothers

Br. Patrick McCabe, C.F.A.
Vocation Director
3040 Salt Creek Lane
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Professed members56
Year founded1200
Generalate/motherhouseSignal Mountain, TN
Province/federationImmaculate Conception

Archdiocese of Chicago; Archdiocese of Knoxville; Archdiocese of Milwaukee; Archdiocese of St. Loius
For over 800 years, the Alexian Brothers have dedicated their lives to the care of the sick, poor, dying, and marginalized people. Daily Eucharist and communal prayer support them in living their religious consecration. The community provides health care and housing services for older adults in a variety of settings. They operate acute care hospitals to respond to the particular needs of the population within the Chicagoland, St. Loius, and Chattanooga areas. They provide transitional housing for homeless people with AIDS/HIV and mental illness, and minister to the homeless, hungry, and incarcerated.
Sound physical and mental health, US citizen or legal resident, fully initiated to the Catholic faith, spiritual maturity, free of financial debts and dependents.
A 6-month postulancy, followed by 2 years of novitiate
Age range/limit
Belated vocations?
Yes: Men up to age 55 are considered as we value life experience. If previously married, Catholic annulment is required, and children must be at least 18 years of age.

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