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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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Remembering Brother Mathias Barrett, a Brother of St. John of God and Founder of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd. March 15, 1900-August 12, 1990. ... See MoreSee Less

Timeline PhotosA milestone marked at #GoodShepherd. Br. Tom was recognized for 50 years of service as a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3881 @KofCOntario. Congratulations Br. Tom! #didyouknow #welcolmehomeless ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Br. Tom. Great to see all your achievements. God bless you abundantly

Congratulations Bro Tom. Many blessings to you and all your team 🙏🏻

Congratulations Brother. That is amazing!!!

Congratulations Br. Tom.

Congratulations Bro. Tom . Fantastic job

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Timeline PhotosDuring the AIDS crisis in the 80's, #GoodShepherd opened Barrett House to provide a home to vulnerable individuals living with HIV & AIDS. 35 years later Barrett House continues to offer care and compassion to residents. #didyouknow #welcomehomeless ... See MoreSee Less

Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, U.S. Surgeon General visited Camillus House and held a press conference as part of outreach efforts by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Their team is meeting with community leaders and organizations to personally observe efforts to protect the health and safety of residents during the pandemic.

According to our 'sources,' he liked the work we are doing and ‘spoke highly of his time here.' For the record, we are quite proud.

Dr. Adams is seen here with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book and Camillus House Chairman Paul Lowenthal. Camillus.org #COVIDStopsWithMe
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Happy Birthday, Brother David.

Happy Birthday, Brother David. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks like I'm arriving late for the Birthday party so belated best wishes and a reminder to pray for you on this happy occasion. Looking good David - God bless you.

many more happy returns of the day dear Br. David. Happy birthday. God bless you. Remembering you with lots of love, gratitude and appreciation

Happy Birthday Brother David - I wish you all the best!!

Happy birthday Brother David! I hope you had a great day! God bless! 🎊🎈

God bless and happy birthday Bro. David all the way from Belfast xx

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Happy Birthday Brother David. Nice cake. 🥳

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Happy Birthday to you Br. David 🥳 🎈🎉🎂🎉🎈

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Blessings on you Brother !!!

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Happy Birthday Br. David🎉🎁 The cake looks delicious 🍰 Enjoy❣️

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Timeline PhotosGood Shepherd has been helping the homeless since 1963 with dedication, compassion and hospitality. We want to share some fun facts about our people, place and services. #didyouknow #welcomehomeless ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi David hope you have a great birthday tomorrow🎉🥂 cheers

Hi Brother David hope u are well

Timeline PhotosThank you @canshieldppe for donating 1,000 of #TheCanadianShield face shields to be used by frontline staff @goodshepherd_to and @GoodShepherdHam And thank you @ginadibee for nominating us! #heroes4homeless #COVID19 ... See MoreSee Less

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This is wonderful , safety for our consumers and staff.❤

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Happy 4th of July To All my SJOG Family and Friends.🎇🎉🇺🇸❤

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'Everything you do with Faith will produce good results." Camillus House Operations Assistant Jessica King shows Brother Gary Hill, O.H. one of the many "Nets of Love" blankets she and her four children, ages 3-11, made to help protect homeless individuals from mosquitos at night.

100 netting blankets went to our Day Center and 20 more will be used for the Lazarus Project. We join dad and Camillus House Vice President of Housing Kenneth King in being so proud of this beautiful act of kindness. The King family rules! Thank you. #actsofkindness Camillus.org
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Wow! That is wonderful, God bless her and her family!! So good to see you Brother Gary!! I miss chatting with you!!

Great job ,Hi Bro Gary!

Good to see Br. Gary 🙋‍♂️

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