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Order:
The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God is an Order of the Catholic Church. It draws its inspiration from the life, example and teaching of its founder – St. John of God. The basis of his life, example and teaching was a deep sense of hospitality which opened him to every person he met and moved him to do everything in his power to help them in their needs. The Order, endeavoring to maintain, deepen and perpetuate this hospitality towards others as an integral part of the life of God’s people, carries out a wide range of health and social service activities in 52 countries on 5 continents. The membership of the Order consists of 1099 Brothers who come from 51 countries. The Co-workers who partner the Brothers in their activities number approximately 40,000.

Strictly speaking, the Order is composed of men who belong to the religious family popularly known as the Brothers of St. John of God. However, the term ‘Order’ also is taken to indicate the persons and activities of the thousands of Co-workers, men and women, who, throughout the world, provide a wide range of health care and social welfare programs in centers and services that perpetuate the work for the poor, sick and needy commenced by St. John of God in the first half of the 16th century in Granada and southern Spain.

The fortunes of the religious family – the Brothers – have waxed and waned through the four and a half centuries of its life with periods of great expansion and other periods of retrenchment in the face of adverse social, political and ecclesial circumstances. Like many religious institutes today, the Order could be said to be in a period of ‘institutional’ waning. However Brothers and Co-workers are also actively developing a ‘new hospitality’ that responds to the new poor and the new needs of today. It is very evident that more persons are being assisted by the Order throughout the world today than ever before in its history.

Province:
On January 19, 2015 the General Council officially erected the Province of the Good Shepherd in North America. The new Province comprises the centers of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in North America (United States, Canada and Haiti) which were incorporated into the Order on the same day, the houses of the Canadian General Delegation and the Center at Westville Grove which had previously belonged to the West Europe Province.

 

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Young people are the hope of mission.  Jesus Christ and the Good News he proclaimed continue to attract many young people.  They seek ways to serve humanity with courage and enthusiasm.  
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Young people are the hope of mission. Jesus Christ and the Good News he proclaimed continue to attract many young people. They seek ways to serve humanity with courage and enthusiasm.
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Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd
Congratulations Brother Richard. 
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Congratulations Brother Richard.
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsPresenting our 2017 Fall Institute Orientation Class for New Vocation Directors!
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Please join us October 16-22, 2017 in prayer for Hospitaller Missions Week, HOSPITALITY - Mission the heart of the Christian faith.

Proclaiming and receiving the Gospel changes the minds and hearts of people and societies.  It changes the structures of societies and cultures.

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Please join us October 16-22, 2017 in prayer for Hospitaller Missions Week, "HOSPITALITY - Mission the heart of the Christian faith".

Proclaiming and receiving the Gospel changes the minds and hearts of people and societies. It changes the structures of societies and cultures.

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6 days ago

Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd
Now that is Hospitality!
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Now that is Hospitality!
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsWanting to #makeadifference, the students and staff collected spare change throughout the month of September to benefit Hurricane victims. After sorting and counting the money themselves, the students were happy to donate an impressive $250 to the American Red Cross.
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Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd
Thank you!
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Thank you!
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsA big "thank you" to DJ Wagner Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC for their continuous generosity in hosting the 11th Annual Golf Outing. All proceeds will go to benefit SJOGCS's Early Intervention program.
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Hello Canada!
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Hello Canada!
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