The Boston Pilot recently published an article by Br. Tom Banacki, SA, entitled, “My Road to Becoming an Atonement Brother,” that appears on’s Echoes Forum.

In it, Br. Tom shares about his vocation:

“It was around this time when I learned that religious brothers existed. I never met a brother, but I wanted to be one. In those days there were vocation rallies where many different religious congregations were represented. They all had displays, exhibitions and literature explaining their various ministries and way of life. I discovered that the “brother” vocation could be so diversified. A brother could be a teacher, a nurse, administrator, librarian, counselor, etc. This vocation was exactly what I was searching for. I wanted to live in religious community while working with people.”

Read the entire article here.