Our mission is to bring people together in Christian fellowship to build up business leaders guided by Catholic Virtues through sharing opportunities; developing our talents; and devoting our work to Christ.
One of our main goals is to build up strong business leaders who are guided by the Catholic Theological and Cardinal Virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice.
Faith: We believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us. By faith “man freely commits his entire self to God.” Living faith “work[s] through charity (love).”
Hope: We desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Charity: We love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
Prudence: Called auriga virtutum (the charioteer of the virtues); it guides the other virtues by setting rule and measure. It is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it. Prudence is “right reason in action.” It is not to be confused with timidity or fear, nor with duplicity or dissimulation.
Temperance: Moderates the attraction of pleasures and provides balance in the use of created goods. It ensures the will’s mastery over instincts and keeps desires within the limits of what is honorable.
Fortitude: Ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. “The Lord is my strength and my song.” “In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Justice: Consists in the constant and firm will to give what is due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the “virtue of religion.” Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity with regard to persons and to the common good. The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor.
Who We Are
Catholic Brothers in Business (CBB) is a Christian fellowship of people working in all different industries and occupations. We come together to share our opportunities, develop our human talents, and devote our work to Christ.
Our core principle, which affects everything we do, comes from Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord.”
From the Second Vatican Council on St. Joseph the Worker, our Patron Saint:
“So far from thinking that the achievements gained by man’s abilities and strength are in opposition to God’s power, or that man with his intelligence is in some sense a rival to his Creator, Christians are, on the contrary, convinced that the triumphs of the human race are a sign of God’s greatness and the effect of his wonderful providence.
The more the power of men increases, the wider is the scope of their responsibilities, as individuals and as communities.
It is clear, then, that the Christian message does not deflect men from the building up of the world, or encourage them to neglect the good of their fellowmen, but rather places on them a stricter obligation to work for these objectives.”
It is through sharing, developing, and devoting ourselves in the spirit of Christian fellowship that we shall build up strong Christian leaders guided by Catholic Virtues who shall in turn build up their individual workplaces — and the entire world — for the Glory of the Lord.
Our core members are men who meet on Friday mornings for breakfast in a business sharing and learning format. We also have one evening mixer and one lunch meeting per month which are open to both men and women to attend. Our meetings provide members with business networking and leadership coaching opportunities as well as learning opportunities through presentations and talks and business master mind discussions.
CBB members come from all cultural and business backgrounds, from general contractors, to accountants, to IT professionals, to lawyers — in that sense we are truly Catholic (Universal and Diverse).
We hope you will join us at our next meeting and help us to build up each other and the world for Christ.
-CBB Executive Board