10 steps to establishing a council
A unique feature of the council is that it unites men of all ages—from 18 to 90. The rules are simple. We address each other informally like brothers because we are sons of the same Father. Everyone has the same status. Discussions are intended to be open and provide a forum for sharing experiences, requesting assistance, and praying intentionally.
all walks of life
All walks of life are represented in the council. Bachelors, married men, and men who are separated all come together with their council chaplain. Looking past their differences, they are united by a shared identity as simple pilgrims and men above all else, joined in their diverse and and unique callings, sharing their pain and their joy.
Membership in a national and international family is truly inspirational. Looking beyond our local problems, we broaden our horizons. A Parisian meets a person from Marseilles; a Breton prays with a Norman. As we become aware of projects in the Philippines, issues in Canada, or challenges in Poland, we see the universality of Catholicism at work in countries other than our own.