About the edmundites
Founded as a “missionary band” of brothers in 19th century France, The Edmundites have always served where they are needed. Whether it was founding one of the first Catholic colleges in Vermont, working for Civil Rights in Selma, Alabama, bringing Christ’s charity to the needy of New Orleans, or serving parishes in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, Edmundites remain an important band of priests and brothers with a missionary zeal to serve those most in need.
We are planning for a bright future for the Edmundites. Our vision is to uphold our rich and relevant legacy through a continued commitment to our core ministries and a campaign for vocations that will inspire men who may feel called to serve God, to come and discern religious life with the Society of Saint Edmund.
“I am often amazed and humbled by my fellow Edmundites and their depth of commitment to our mission and love for all we serve. And as much as we give, we receive so much more in return, for it’s our spirituality, common life and missionary zeal, that influences the lives of so many and helps make the world a better place.”
— Father Michael Cronogue, SSE
The heart of the Society of Saint Edmund’s mission is serving where the need is greatest, a credo that has led us to four core ministries: Social Justice, Education, Spiritual Renewal and Pastoral Ministry. It is through these core ministries that we live out a faith-based life of service and make a real difference in people’s lives by bringing them closer to God.