In addition to our fraternal life of prayer, study, and preaching of the Gospel, we serve the Catholic Church, responding to the call of the bishops, according to the various requests made to us in the world. We accomplish these calls to service, according to our charism, with special attention to young people, families, spiritual centers, and charitable works.
Saint John Paul II House of Discernment
This house in Princeville, IL is for young men discerning a call to the priesthood or religious life. Young men are invited to the St. John Paul II House to enjoy a discernment program structured with four “pillars of formation” (Spiritual, Intellectual, Apostolic, and Human). Over 9 months between Sept. and June, the Brothers of Saint John guide young men in discerning and preparing essential foundations to help them no matter where their discernment leads.
Eagle Eye Ministries
Eagle Eye Ministries provides in-depth formation in the Christian life for young people (teens, young adults and young professionals) through excursions, pilgrimages, summer institutes and more.
All programs are focused on bringing young people to an authentic encounter with Christ in Faith; providing rigorous intellectual formation in the light of God’s word and the Philosophy of Aristotle; fostering authentic expressions of human culture; and allowing them the experience of community which will allow real friendships and support on the path to holiness.
Children of Hope
Children of Hope is a ministry dedicated to leading children into a greater reverence for and love of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
Resources have been developed so that parishes can begin to regularly invite children to participate in Holy Hours and Eucharistic Adoration.
Campus Ministry is an integral part of the Community of Saint John’s apostolic outreach to young people. Members are currently serving at Seton Hall University, the Texas A&M International University, and Laredo Community College.
Their primary mission is to touch the hearts and minds of the young adults, at the most critical moment in their lives, and bring them to faith, hope, and love in the person of Jesus Christ.
Through rich liturgy, intense silent Adoration, invigorating and challenging classes, and fruitful, fun experiences of Community, young adults are given a true taste of the inner life of the Catholic Church – a life of love, of mercy, of joy, and of intense gift.
Ecclesia seeks to give an authentic experience of Catholic community, rooted in the monastic life, and flowing into an intelligent dynamic encounter with the modern world.
The Saint John Institute
In order to fulfill the call of the New Evangelization, we must prepare the next generation of lay leaders to be savvy and devout in their abilities. The Saint John Institute sets the gold standard for ministry formation, education, and preparation for our future leaders.
Regina Caeli Hermitage
Fr. Mollison (a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver) began the Regina Caeli Hermitage project in the 1980s, building small prayer cabins in order to let visitors experience God’s love and mercy in silence and solitude. The Regina Caeli Hermitage was passed on to the Brothers of Saint John in 2002. The community completed construction on the Dome House building begun by Father Mollison, and this became the Desert House for the U.S. Region of the Brothers of Saint John. Apart from two months of novitiate experiencing the “desert,” which usually takes place from June to August, the Regina Caeli Hermitage, steeped in the fervent prayer of young religious, is available to groups that desire to hold retreats in a silent, peaceful place. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and soaked with a monastic spirit, the Regina Caeli Hermitage offers a beautiful atmosphere for encountering God. If Providence blesses our efforts, in a few years we hope to have restored several prayer cabins, which would be available for individual silent retreats.