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Monday, 8 April 2013

Community Spotlight: Brothers of the Community of St John



Order: Community of St John (Brothers/Priests)
Gender: Male
Apostolate: These are just some of the things the Brothers do...
Children of Hope - A program started in 1997 by Fr. Antoine, dedicated to leading children into the mystery of the real presence in the Holy Eucharist.
Eagle Eye Institute - is a unique opportunity for young people to discover and live by the love of God for them, expressed in Christ’s Cry of Thirst.
Eligibility: Unknown (I will have to get back to you on this!)
Formation: Postulancy 3-12 months, novitiate 18-24 months, 4 years temporary vows
Vows: Chastity, Obedience, Poverty
Practices:
Typical Day at the Novitiate House:
6:00 Rising
6:15 Silent Prayer
7:00 Lauds
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Class
10:15 Class
11:30 Sext
11:45 Mass
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Recreation, manual work
5:30 Vespers
6:00 Adoration
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Compline

History:
The Community of Saint John, founded by Fr. Marie Dominique Philippe, was given birth on December 8, 1975. They were recognized by the Bishop of Autun (Burgundy, France) as an Institute of Diocesan Right in 1986. Today there are 58 priories throughout the world. There are currently three priories in the US - the novitiate house in Princeville, IL and priories in Laredo, TX and Orange, NJ.

Recommended: 
Children of Hope
Eagle Eye Ministries
'Follow the Lamb' ('Wherever He Goes')

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