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Community of St. John

FAQs

Take a look at the sections below for more detailed information about the Community of Saint John.  Still have questions?  Feel free to contact one of our Priories.



THE APOSTLE ST. JOHN

Interview with Father Philippe...

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RELIGIOUS VOWS

Questions addressed to Father Philippe on Religious Vows...

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THE DESERT

In the Community, the desert is primarily something lived interiorly in the choice of living for God alone: this is why the brothers are monks.
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THE RELIGIOUS HABIT

The habit is probably the first thing that people notice about the Brothers. It's a sign that gives rise to various questions; in particular: "Why wear a religious habit?", "Why a gray habit?"

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GOVERNMENT

In the Catholic Church the Community of St. John is a religious institute of diocesan right under the Bishop of Autun’s jurisdiction.

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FOUNDATIONS

New foundations of the Community are decided, in most cases, after the Community first receives a Bishop’s request for a foundation in his diocese.
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PRAYER

Questions addressed to Father Philippe about prayer...

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THE APOSTOLIC PRIORIES

The Brothers and Sisters live their apostolic presence in the service of the Church in small communities, thereby giving an evangelic witness to fraternal charity lived fully.

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APOSTOLIC ACTIVITIES

The Brothers' and Sisters' apostolic activities are quite varied in order to respond to the needs of the local Churches who call them.

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STATS

On January 1, 2009, the Brothers were 546 in number; 385 (71%) were perpetually professed Brothers (of which 233 were priests) and about 40% were in formation. The Contemplative Sisters were 362, the Apostolic Sisters 147 and there were more than 2,500 secular Oblates.

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MATERIAL GOODS

The Community desires to receive and manage its material goods in a spirit of poverty, according to the vow made by the Brothers and Sisters.

 

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