APRIL 4, 2020


Plan to join us at Boston College for this national day-long celebration of Brothers, with liturgy, speakers, breakout sessions, and more. Details coming soon!


The keynote speaker will be Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

A native of Detroit, Br. Consolmagno graduated from U of D Jesuit High School, and earned undergraduate and masters’ degrees from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1989, and has worked at the Vatican Observatory since 1993.

His research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of popular books including “Turn Left at Orion” (with Dan Davis), and “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?” (with Paul Mueller, SJ).  Pope Francis named Brother Consolmagno the director of the Vatican Observatory in September 2015.

More details coming soon!

The Brothers Symposium is a program of the Brothers Think Tank, a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to supporting and promoting the vocation of Catholic religious brothers.