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Serving the Church


An important part of the Brothers’ apostolic life (or mission) is to accompany young people, helping them to live as disciples and witnesses of Christ. The Brothers therefore offer a number of youth initiatives that are aimed at helping young people develop their prayer life, deepen their understanding of the faith […]


The Brothers desire to serve people who are searching for meaning in our secularised and disorientated world. Within the context of humble dialogue, each person’s search – whether he or she comes with questions, doubts or sufferings – is welcomed and valued as a way in which God is speaking to us. […]


Like John, we seek intimacy with Christ and we are happy to bear witness to this experience: ‘Come and see!’ Our priories offer retreats during which you can share in our life and our quest for God. We offer teaching, time for prayer and meditation and personal spiritual accompaniment. […]


Brothers of Saint John in parishes

Local bishops often call upon the Brothers to look after parishes and this is the case in more than half of our priories. In this role our desire is to serve the parish as brothers and to offer the parish our charism as a means of growing in the Christian life. Our hope is that the parishes and shrines entrusted to our […]


Jesus’ life began in a family with Mary and Joseph. St John’s story is also a family story, for he followed Jesus with his brother, James, and his mother. We are deeply grateful for and care a lot about our families and the families we meet. Families constitute the first ecosystem in which the person grows […]


Anchored in a life of prayer and fraternity in their priories, the brothers respond to the particular needs of those who have been wounded in life. For this they develop charitable activities through which they can express compassion towards those in need : the homeless, street kids, drug addicts, prostitution, […]