The Catenian Association is an international brotherhood of Catholic men who meet socially, at least once a month, at local branches or 'Circles'. Members refer to each other as 'brothers', reflecting the mutual support and sharing of common values that is found within the Association. The Association's name is derived from the Latin term 'Catena' (a chain) with the Circles being the links in the chain and the emblem denoting a continuous chain of links surrounding a cross.
The Association was founded in 1908 in Manchester, as The Chums Benevolent Association. Two years later, it adopted the present title of The Catenian Association. The Association is organised into local "Circles" which are grouped into Provinces. There are circles throughout Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Association currently has around 11,000 members.
Joining the Catenian Association gives you the chance to :
- meet other Catholics with similar values.
- become part of a close community offering lifelong support and friendship.
- be part of a group that helps each other and their families in their respective areas.
- develop opportunities for friendship and social activity.
The Association is non-political and is not a fund-raising agent or Catholic action pressure Group.
To join the Catenian Association you must be, and must remain, a practising member of the Roman Catholic Church.
For more information send an email to email@example.com. Alternatively contact the Head Office of the Catenian Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
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