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Profile, Brother Terry Nufer, C.PP.S.


We are counting down to the first Religious Brothers Day in the U.S., on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, by sharing stories about our wonderful C.PP.S. brothers. Today’s subject: Brother Terry Nufer, C.PP.S.

We are counting down to the first Religious Brothers Day in the U.S., on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, by sharing stories about our wonderful C.PP.S. brothers. Brother Terry Nufer, C.PP.S., is in ministry at our Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio, where he is the director of music ministry.

Earning a master's degree in music from Notre Dame helped Brother Terry become a better church musician, he said. "It made me a much better music minister because I understand how the music fits into the liturgy, and what it's supposed to do at any given time. As a minister, I can make the music do what it's supposed to do, to fulfill its ministerial purpose."

Music informs his life as a brother, and being a religious brother informs his music. "The first thing about being a brother is that a brother is a man of prayer," he said. "The life of a brother is about service to other people but it's the connection to God that inspires, that motivates, that is a constant encouragement and support. God says to us, 'You did not choose me; I chose you, to go forth and bear fruit.' As far as I am able to tell, this is what God wants of me, and it's always been that way."



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