Confraternity of Christian Mothers



The mission of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Leo Oratory is to assist Catholic women in living faithfully their vocation of motherhood, taking as their model Mother Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows. Desirous of fostering growth in the spiritual life and forming a truly Christian community, members seek to sanctify themselves and their families through prayer, words, and deeds. 


Who is eligible to be a member?

Any Catholic woman in good standing at least 18 years old who regularly attends Mass at St. Leo Oratory shall be eligible for membership. 

What are the benefits of membership? 

Benefits of membership are spiritual, intellectual, and social. These include:

  • Special protection of the heavenly patroness of the Confraternity, our Blessed Mother Most Sorrowful, and her powerful intercession.

  • Participation in all the holy Masses which are offered for the members of the Confraternity throughout the year and upon their death.

  • Participation in the daily prayers, merits, and good examples of the other Members of the Confraternity.

  • Plenary and partial indulgences offered only to members of the Confraternity.

  • Spiritual conferences and guidance from Father Director, with opportunities to ask questions.

  • Opportunities for continued spiritual and intellectual formation, such as retreats and Bible studies.

  • Social time included at the end of each monthly meeting.

  • Opportunity to grow in friendship and receive encouragement in faith, motherhood, and family life.

How do I enroll in the Confraternity? 

After attending a meeting and discerning:

Enrollment in the Confraternity occurs two times a year in March and September through a Solemn Reception Ceremony.

Upon enrollment, one’s name is recorded in the Register of Members.

An one-time enrollment fee of $30 is collected to cover the cost of items given to each newly enrolled member. 

Contact Us:

Rev. Canon David Silvey, Father Director

Mrs. Aimee Santiago, Lady President

Mrs. Liz Overholt, Lady Vice President

Mrs. Alexandra Campbell, Lady Secretary

Mrs. Jenn Brenner, Lady Treasurer


Archconfraternity Website

St. Leo Confraternity Member Resources

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