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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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Good to see Brother Gary back at Camillus House.
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Good to see Brother Gary back at Camillus House.
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsDay Center clients celebrated Camillus' 57th Anniversary with ice cream sundaes today!!! Brother Gary also shared some kind words. To make the treats even sweeter, staff served the desserts.
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BTW... Brother Gary is an excellent cook!!! Hopefully is culinary talents can be sampled!!!

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#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyhabitsIn 1989, Brother Harry Somerville started Camillus' first substance abuse treatment program. This program that he began more than 27 years ago is still operating today and maintains a 77% success rate. ... See MoreSee Less

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#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsIn the 1970s, Brother Paul Johnson led Camillus House, endearing himself to the homeless. He served the community selflessly for close to two decades. ... See MoreSee Less

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THANK YOU, (Bro) Paul Johnson, for all those wonderful years, serving the poor of Miami! I am so grateful that this was shared!

Camillus House a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd.
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Camillus House a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd.
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsCamillus House celebrates 57 years of service on August 20, 2017. Beginning today, we will look back upon our humble beginnings and take a walk down memory lane. Check in daily to learn more about our agency’s compelling story.
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What year was that photo taken?

Congratulations!

It looks like it's probably before 1970 - mid to late '60s

.....possibly, even 1963!

Celebrating Brother Mathias Day - August 12, 2017.
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Celebrating Brother Mathias Day - August 12, 2017.
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsBrother Mathias Barrett, Founder
Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd
March 15, 1900 – August 12, 1990
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One of my high school classmates has a son who has a drug affliction. He is having difficulty adhering to his treatment program. I told her to pray and ask Br. Mathias for his help. From the stories I've heard about Br Mathias, I know he loved the poor and had compassion for those who suffer from substance abuse.

Continue with the good works of mercy.

Happy brother Matthias day Uncle Maurice x x looking down on us all from heaven

Brother Alphonsus celebrating with Brother Tom and Brother Charles on the East Coast.
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Brother Alphonsus celebrating with Brother Tom and Brother Charles on the East Coast.
#HospitallerGiving #OurDailyHabitsCelebrating Br. Alphonsus' Feast Day!
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HAPPY FEAST DAY, Bro Alphonsus!, who is in New Jersey, with the Brothers there! I tried calling you (Bro A) on the phone, but the message said that your mail-box was full! Miss you! "COME HOME SOON! Take your time and enjoy, actually!