From 7 philosophy students who desired an authentic religious life springs a community devoted to walking in the footsteps of Saint John.
With 472 brothers in 58 priories, the Community of Saint John desires to give witness to the Church and the entire world.
Women Religious dedicated to evangelization rooted in a life of adoration, contemplation, and fraternal charity.
Priories of The Community
The Charism of The Community of Saint John
Rooted in the Gospel of Saint John
The members of the Community of Saint John seek to live fully the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience in a spirit rooted in the Gospel of Saint John. Their spirit flows from three of the features of Saint John’s holiness found in his Gospel.
By placing the spirit of the Beloved Disciple in the context of the New Evangelization, the Congregation of Saint John reaches out to young people by providing the milieu for their authentic personal growth and formation in our Catholic Faith.
Service To The Church
Our religious life of contemplative prayer, study, and fraternal charity finds its full expression in serving the Church as we respond to invitations from bishops according to our charism, with special attention to young people, families, spiritual centers, and works of charity.