Fraternity is one of the three pillars of Exodus and, thus, an essential part of all of our spiritual exercises.
The Preference for Local
We have found that local fraternities tend to last longer and have a greater impact, so we recommend you start there. Take some time in prayer to ask Christ about the men in your life that he is calling you to invite on this journey. Think of men from work, church, school, or elsewhere in your community. Consider talking with your priest or men of your church and see if they might have any suggestions or know of any fraternities in the area that are forming.
Our favorite tool does some contact matching (encrypted, so not even we can tell) to see who you know who is already on the app. When you first go to create a fraternity, your phone will ask for access to your contacts. Just be sure to hit "allow" and go through the workflow. From there, you'll be able to message any of your contacts right in our app or directly invite them to join your fraternity.
The Fraternity Finder Tool
Let's say you are unable to find men in your area, but you still want to get started. Use the Fraternity Finder in the app to help you find a virtual fraternity! These are sorted by meeting time and capacity, find one that will work for you. Often, whoever creates the fraternity will say a bit about himself or give a descriptive title to the group to help you find men in a similar state of live (or even region).
Before utilizing this feature, you will need to verify your email address and phone number as well as upload a profile picture. Once you are in, you will be able to peruse those fraternities that are open to more men or create one yourself!
We believe in this exercise and the graces it has continued to bring to those who take it up in its fullness: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. When inviting others to join you in this exercise, it doesn't matter if you know the men you invite really well or not at all, the gift of fraternity continues to be a pillar of the Christian life and of this exercise that God uses to bring greater freedom to his men. We want the same for you.
Have courage. Make the personal invitations.
"Who gives one person speech? Who makes another mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go, I will assist you in speaking and teach you what you are to say."