Ad Patrem Brothers commit themselves to follow the call of Christ to “Make Disciples of all Nations”. As a member of the Newman Catholic Community, each brother brings his own talents, gifts and personality to the service of the Church and the world. As brothers in fraternity, we grow in authentic friendship and accompany one another in discerning our vocation through prayer, service, and the proclamation of the Gospel.
The Ad Patrem Brother is first and foremost a servant, dedicated to the overall advancement of his fellow man. Through ministry at church, education, athletics, academia, or art and technology, the Ad Patrem Brother reaches out and identifies with the lives of his fellow men, and is called to help them experience and respond to the love of Christ.
The Ad Patrem Brother receives his mission from Jesus Christ and His Church. In doing this, he lives out his baptismal calling.
Service, especially to the poor and the marginalized
Recognizes the good and the value of all people.
Study and work
The dignity of the human person
The fostering of prayer and sacramental life
Civic responsibility and communal life of the Church
The fraternal life of charity
Believes that community life is a path to God
Intellectual development and discussion
Catholic tradition, faith, and morals
The accountability that comes from shared discipleship
"To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."
- John Henry Newman
A brotherhood of students committed to serving one another and our faith community. We are united in a bond of fellowship through our Catholic faith. Keeping in mind the call to "Make disciples of all nations", we strive to live a life in Persona Christi to honor the call.
Ad Patrem is a Catholic Brotherhood