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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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I had 2 uncles with this order many moons ago!

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I miss them all! They are precious ambassadors for Christ - and for the Hospitaller Order of St.. John of God.

Thank you Judy Brinkmann for your incredible support. These Assemblies are not possible without your support and hard work.....

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Very heartfelt but not sure if you should go on tour. Greetings to all.

LOL!

Jennifer Ciardullo

Nice

Very nice - but don't give up your day-jobs! Hee! Hee!

🌻🌻🌻Praise the morning!!! A special prayer for all of you this morning. Bring us back some of that great loving to Camillus House ❤️ What fun you are all having together! So happy to see you! LOVE & missing all of you! Big hug 🤗

Thank goodness Brither Sean and Sister Joan were in the crowd. Loved this. Thanks for sharing.

There’s my boss; hi Bob, we miss you!❤️🙏🏾

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Wishing a good day to everyone.

Very nice!

Love the song

Beautiful singing and instrumentals, Brothers Sean and Richard!

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Brother Nick, Hamilton, ON visited Brother Joe in Westville Grove, NJ

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Lovely photo. Best to uncle Joe.

Good to see that Br. Joe looking well; Br. Nick too.

Thank you!

Thank you!#CamillusHouse loves our volunteers! Yesterday, a great group from Clear Health Alliance of Simply Healthcare Plans came out to the Norwegian Cruise Line campus to #serve lunch. Thank you for joining in our efforts to support the homeless in our community!

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