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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 and Canada) 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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5 days ago

Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd
This is wonderful!

This is wonderful!Join us this Saturday, as we kick off our Vacation Bible Study. This three-week series is open to the community and free for all children and adults with special needs. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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The Mission of Hospitality is alive and thriving at Good Shepherd Ministries.  Great job!

The Mission of Hospitality is alive and thriving at Good Shepherd Ministries. Great job!A beautiful message from someone to @goodshepherd_to - it's a privilege to be able to help people in our community. It it a team effort and we couldn't do it without our #Donors , #volunteers and community partners. Thank you! #letsmakeadifference ... See MoreSee Less

Last week, nursing students from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain came to #CamillusHouse to conduct an education session on foot care, as part of an exchange program through West Coast University. The best part is that their university has a partnership with the Hospital de San Juan de Dios (Hospital of St. John of God) in Madrid!! Thank you to the students, their instructors, and the West Coast University staff who made this activity possible.

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4 weeks ago

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Congratulations. Well done.

Congratulations. Well done.Today Good Shepherd celebrated the achievements of youth and young mothers at a graduation and accomplishment ceremony. Five students from Notre Dame House School and four from the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre have earned their high school diplomas. The curriculum-based alternative learning centres at Notre Dame House School and the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre, are operated by the HWCDSB, in partnership with Good Shepherd. Congratulations to all of the grads! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so blessed again to be partnering @YWmissions for the summer. Thanks to our first group from www.facebook.com/FirstUnitedMethodistChurchofAppleton/ who spent the day preparing beds, linens and meals for our homeless guests! ... See MoreSee Less

God Bless Fathers.  Happy Fathers Day 2018.

God Bless Fathers. Happy Fathers Day 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Brother Richard!
Today, June 15, 2018, Brother Richard attended the Naturalization Oath Ceremony to become a citizen of the United States.

Congratulations Brother Richard!
Today, June 15, 2018, Brother Richard attended the Naturalization Oath Ceremony to become a citizen of the United States.
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God's wardrobe is not seasonal. Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Wear His ways year-round. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends in Miami - can you help?The Men's Clothing Room is in need of small pants and shorts. Please donate today at 1603 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136. We have a clothing drop off box right at the entrance!

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