The Brotherhood Chastity House [BCH] program is expected to be available in the fall of 2019. The BCH program is designed for single or separated Catholic men [and men actively studying to be Catholic] who take a vow to reject the current sexual morality culture.
The Brotherhood members vow to pray and make every attempt to live a chaste life in full harmony with Catholic Church teaching. Those men rejecting Church teaching are not eligible for the BCH program.
Please see the Villanova Heights website for the houses at 5031 Grosvenor Ave., 5041 Grosvenor Avenue and 5041 Goodridge Avenue. Villanova Heights is located in the Northwest Bronx, a little over a mile to Manhattan and a 20-minute drive to midtown.
The Metro-North train is 22 minutes to Penn Station. NYC buses and subways are available.
What is included
The houses can accommodate approximately 12 men in a combination of single and 2-bedrooms. Attendees have access to a spacious kitchen, living and eating spaces, elevators and outdoor pools.
There is also a small chapel.
The bedrooms and living spaces are fully furnished. There is a 24/7 high-speed computer room.
The BCH program has certain rules:
- Except for an initial visit by immediate family members, there are no visits from friends and family
- Members are expected to share in cooking and cleaning to maintain a neat and clean interior
- Members are encouraged to make themselves available for a few hours per week to teleconference with non-residing members attempting to live chaste lives.
- There is a general “lights out” rule in bedrooms at 10:30 PM
How to apply
The monthly costs [approximately $1,500] are all-inclusive of room use, utilities, Wi-Fi and building maintenance.
Food is not included. Members are encouraged to eat together often between 6-9:00 pm by either cooking the food or ordering take-outs
If you are interested, call us at (914) 613-5510 and ask for an application. If you appear to be eligible, you will be invited to stay with us for up to 2 days at no cost.