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An documentary film on a group men in the Catholic Church who live their lives with the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. This 90-minute feature focuses on the lives of "consecrated men" from different parts of the world; individual stories of hope of religious brothers who work as teachers, lawyers, social workers and etc., as they live in community and in service of others.
Not a lot of people know that men like this still exist. They are NOT Catholic Priests but they have given up their lives for a mission, living in faith with others and in service of others. But who are they? Are they modern-day monks who look like normal human beings, working as teachers, lawyers, doctors, social workers, and custodians in a secular world full of dissonance?
Throughout the history of the Catholic Church, in many parts of the world, the vocation of a Religious Brother has been the forgotten species that is lost in the limbo of hierarchy or to the silence of their decreasing numbers. They are incognito behind the pews because they live and work with the people they serve. Some would say that they are the “best-kept secret of the Church,” but what does it really mean to be a Catholic Religious Brother? How are they different from the monks and the priests? What roles do they play and why should people care who they are?
“BRO” is for all audiences, catering to people who are searching for meaning, people from any race or religion who can understand the language of human condition and hope. It is a film about the Brothers made by a brother. With the help of my interns at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana and colleagues we will be able to finish this project by October of 2013, which means we will have enough time to participate in a number film festivals in the United States and internationally in 2014 to spread the word that the Brothers still exist.