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Becoming a brother

“ The prospect of young people being called to religious life in your family is a good both for them and for the Church.” (Cardinal Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, June 2016)

Discerning a call

Discerning a call - Brothers of Saint John

The word ‘vocation’ comes from the Latin, vocare, to call. Just as at the time of the first disciples, Christ continues to issue a call to certain people: “Come and follow me”. To respond to his call is an eminently personal and free act. The Church, through her […]


After a preliminary time of discernment as a postulant (about 1 year), the first stage of formation is the novitiate (between 18 and 24 months). During this period the novice receives the habit and his religious name. The third stage is simple profession (for at least 4 years) […]

Do the brothers become priests ?

The heart of our vocation is our consecration to the Lord through religious profession in the footsteps of Saint John. The priesthood, which the majority of brothers receive, is therefore received within that consecration.


Témoignage des Frères de Saint-Jean

Testimonies from Brothers of Saint John about their call to religious life and the path they took to respond to their calling and consecrate themselves to the Lord.