Our charism takes its inspiration from the figure and writings of the disciple Saint John. It is summed up in the following words: Like the apostle John, living together as friends of Christ and witnessing to his light and his love.
We are religious, anchored in the tradition of the Church, living vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Our charism is characterised by communal prayer and fraternal charity, lived out in small priories. This religious setting is the source of the brothers’ apostolic vitality, which is expressed in many different ways according to the requests of local bishops and the brothers’ own creativity.
Delve a little deeper
Who is Saint John ?
The son of Zebedee, brother of James the Great and a fisherman on the lake of Tiberias…
Tradition attributes the Book of the Apocalypse, three canonical letters and the fourth Gospel to St John. His tomb is at Ephesus.
The importance of Our Lady
‘When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”
What is a religious?
A Brother of Saint John is a religious. ‘Religious’ means ‘fastened to’ or ‘bound to’ (from the Latin religare). A religious is someone who has received a call from Jesus to bind themselves to Him through vows and the common life.
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Brother Thomas presents the charism of the Brothers of Saint-John.