Young Men’s Society of Great Britain


Catholic organization, founded by Dean O’Brien of Limerick in 1849. Its objects are mutual improvement and the extension of the spirit of religion by prayer and frequentation of the sacraments. The funda- mental rules are: monthly communion; exclusion of party politics; and the power of veto for the chaplain of each branch. The branches undertake all kinds of parish and recreational activities, in- cluding the establishing and starring of conferences of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, providing church collectors, and registration of Catholic voters. The Executive Council has headquarters in Liverpool.

MLA Citation

  • “Young Men’s Society of Great Britain”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2018. Web. 19 April 2021. <>