Becoming a Brother

Hand ImageThe process of becoming a Brother of St. John of God begins with an initial contact by those who show interest in our way of life. This is the stage where an individual has the opportunity to meet the Brothers, have questions answered, and witness our way of life. In addition, it is an opportunity for the individual to continue his discernment in a more formal way.

After the initial contact stage, an individual who desires to continue his discernment and is suitable is invited to submit an application for the Pre-Postulancy program, which is a period where the candidate lives with the community of Brothers, sharing in the spiritual and apostolic activities of the community. At this stage, the candidate will have the opportunity to attend an intercommunity program, which will assist him in his discernment to become a Brother. This stage is a period of six to twelve months.

Candidacy is the initial stage of discernment involves the candidate living in the community and experiencing the ministries that the community is involved in while continuing to learn and experience the spirituality of hospitality. This period lasts from 9-12 months.

Postulancy, the next stage of formation is a period where the Candidate continues to discern his vocation to religious life. In this stage of formation, the Candidate begins an extended experience of what Religious Consecration entails in terms of prayer life, community life and mission, while continuing to live and have an active role in Community. This stage is approximately 6 months.

Novitiate is a period where the Postulant becomes a formal member of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God. During this stage of formation, the Candidate commits himself to reflect on the charism of the Order and his vocation to the Church by living the vows we profess. This period of Novitiate is 2 years, after which the Candidate will profess temporary vows of Poverty, Chastity, Obedience and Hospitality in the service of the sick and poor.

Scholasticate is a period during which the Brother continues to pursue his human, professional, theological, spiritual and pastoral formation. During this period, the Brother seeks to integrate vocation and mission and begins preparation for solemn Profession, through which he will consecrate himself forever to God and the Order through his vows in service to the sick, poor and those in need.
To speak with someone further about a vocation with the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, please contact a Vocations Counselor or complete the online form below.

Vocation Counselor Contact Info:

Email: VocationsUsa@sjog-na.org
VocationsCanada@sjog-na.org






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June 22, 2017 is the birthday of our Provincial, Brother Justin Howson.  Please remember him in prayer today.
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June 22, 2017 is the birthday of our Provincial, Brother Justin Howson. Please remember him in prayer today.
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Happy birthday may God bless You

Happy Birthday Justin. Sending love and prayers for continued health and well being. Pace e Bene.❤️🙏

Happy Birthday Provincial Justin

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday Justin

Happy Birthday Justin! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Joey, Paul, Margherita and Mike

Happy Birthday Bro. Justin!

Happy Birthday Brother Justin. God bless you

Happy Birthday , have a wonderful day Kay & Alex🎂

Happy birthday br. Justin

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Br. Justin. Hope you had a great day. Xo ❤🐧

Happy Birthday Brother Justin we don't see a lot of you but you are always in our thoughts and hearts xx

Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays

Happy Birthday BrotherJustin

Happy Birthday Brother Justin!!!

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Good Shepherd Centre, a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd, celebrated the academic achievements of youth and young moms who received their high school diplomas from an alternative education program.  The program is operated in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board.
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Good Shepherd Centre, a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd, celebrated the academic achievements of youth and young moms who received their high school diplomas from an alternative education program. The program is operated in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board.
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Congrats to all!

Brother Bill Osmanski

Memorial Service and Viewing
Thursday, June 22, 2017; 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bank of America Community Room  3rd Floor
Camillus House NCL Campus
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Funeral Mass
Friday, June 23, 2017 11:00 am
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3220 NW 7th Avneue
Miami, FL 33127

Brother Bill Osmanski

Memorial Service and Viewing
Thursday, June 22, 2017; 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bank of America Community Room 3rd Floor
Camillus House NCL Campus
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Funeral Mass
Friday, June 23, 2017 11:00 am
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3220 NW 7th Avneue
Miami, FL 33127
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Wish I could be there. Still recovering from foot surgery.

RIP Br. Bill.

RIP, Brother Bill! He was very gentle and kind.....was my superior, when we were stationed together, in Albuquerque, at a small home we had for the Mentally-challenged (Notre Dame on the Rio Grande) I was in my very early twenties I believe it was in 1969-'70. ..those Good, ol' Days!

I loved my uncle! Please let me know when the New Mexico service will be. I am currently in NM until July 5

So sorry for your loss

RIP Brother Bill, it was a true honor to work with you. I'm proud to have known your generous soul.

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Today, we are celebrating Brother Bill's life.

Br. William (Bill) Osmanski was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, the middle of three sons. He was a life-long Phillies and Eagles fan, and was the proud uncle to ten nephews and nieces. He would have been 81 this coming December. He was a humble man of God, a friend and cherished co-worker.

Enjoy this video of Brother Bill sharing what Camillus is.
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Graduation at Archbishop Damiano School, Westville Grove, NJ with Brother Tom.  
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Graduation at Archbishop Damiano School, Westville Grove, NJ with Brother Tom.
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Remembering our fathers here on earth and those already in heaven.

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Brother Bill Osmanski  RIP
December 12, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Brother Bill Osmanski RIP
December 12, 1936 - June 16, 2017
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My condolences to all the Brothers and the Osmanski Family. Pray for us Bro. Bill. Thanks now.📿

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

He's going to be greatly missed by our family.

Brother Bill was such a dear soul; kind, always smiling. He was Christ's hands on earth. Always reaching out to others.

I can hear his laugh in this picture. ❤️.

I will miss my uncle so much. I love this photo of him

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What a wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace.

R.I.P my good brother Bill... thanks a lot for your love, passion, Service, for your friendship, good example to follow Jesus... I'm so Sad. All my prayers to you bro

Descansa en La Paz de nuestro Señor Jesucristo mi hermano y amigo Brother Bill. Tuve la dicha, el honor, el privilegio de conocer, compartir y servirle a este gran ser humano, un Ángel en la tierra y un Santo entre los Santos elegido por Papa Dios. Mi corazón se entristece al saber q la distancia me separa de no poder estar presente en tu funeral, pero estaré a tu lado espiritualmente. Un verdadero Instrumento de Dios, entregó su vida al servicio de los más pobres y necesitados, dio de comer a muchos hambrientos, dio ropa al desnudo, dio amor al necesitado... jamás vi avaricia en el... Un verdadero Líder religioso. No te digo adiós por q se q algún día nos encontraremos y volveremos a reír como lo hacíamos antes.

I love u so much and being u were my godfather. Hurts even more. Rest with God...

I will miss him! It is truly my pleasure to have been of service to Camillus House for over a decade with him. Brother Bill was a kind and generous soul, who exemplified everything hospitality represents.

Would someone post the funeral arrangements? I would like to attend. There's never been a person with such an amazing impact on my life as was Br. Bill. We had the best conversations. He was as real as they come. He loved everyone. I hear his laugh as he told me so many of his hilarious stories. He would often call me the Cincinnati kid and said every time the Phillies played the Reds he would think of me. He loved being a religious and especially Br Mathias. There was no one better at sharing the Gospel through their work than Br. Bill. May angels guide you and bring you into paradise: and may all the martyrs come forth to welcome you home; and may they lead you into the holy city, Jerusalem. May the angel chorus sing to welcome you, and like Lazarus forgotten and poor, you shall have everlasting rest.

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