The Brotherhood of the Iron Will

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Kepha's Big 3

Kepha is placed under the care of John Bosco, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Pier Giorgio Frassati - the “Big Three”, as they are referred to in the Brotherhood.  We study the lives of these three, daily ask for their intercession, and spread devotion to them so that others may come to know Jesus better in knowing these, His friends, in a deeper way.

St. Don Bosco
Pray for us to be miracle workers and friends of youth

We rely on John Bosco, the friend of youth, to guide us in the training and holiness of young men. In his Preventive System we find the wisdom of helping boys avoid sin by giving them opportunities to practice virtue, by keeping busy in the works of God.

Our system of education must be love that urges our boys to do the right things by means of a constant supervision and direction…”

 Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Help us to find Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor

Mother Teresa of Calcutta is the conscience of Kepha, reminding us to answer the call to holiness with a joy and charity that sees Christ in the least of our brothers. She left doubt behind and trusted that God would use her, a humble servant, to do great things. This is the spirit of action by which Kepha consistently asks what can be done, not what can’t be done.

 “You belong to him. Tell him: ‘I am yours, and if you cut me to pieces, every single piece will be only all yours.’ ”

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Inspire us to be on fire for the Eight Beatitudes, on the Ascent for an Iron Will

Pier Giorgio Frassati is the role model held up for all of Kepha’s young men. The “Man of the Eight Beatitudes,” as John Paul II named him, is the most fitting model for Kepha’s boys. How could any boy who imitates his life fail to save his soul? 

The faith given to me in Baptism suggests to me surely: of yourself you will do nothing, but if you have God as the center of all your action, then you will reach the goal.”