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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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Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd
Camillus House and Camillus Health Concern, ministries of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd in North America.

Camillus House and Camillus Health Concern, ministries of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd in North America.#CamillusHouse is so grateful for sister agency Camillus Health Concern. In addition to having a main clinic, they operate a satellite office at Camillus' main Norwegian Cruise Line, removing barriers for our clients to access the healthcare they need. https://camillushealth.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

St. John of God Community Services, Westville Grove, NJ.  
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You have 365 days of a brand new story.  Celebrate the wonders of life, breath and be thankful, love and make a difference. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

You have 365 days of a brand new story. Celebrate the wonders of life, breath and be thankful, love and make a difference. HAPPY NEW YEAR! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, benefactors and co-workers for helping to provide meals to those in need on this Boxing Day. Thank you for your compassionate care and hospitality. #itstartswithameal #givemas ... See MoreSee Less

May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of His love this Christmas and always.

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