Whether you are visiting our priory in New Jersey or Illinois, Colorado or Texas, through a variety of missions you’ll find the same joyful charism of following Jesus in the spirit of Saint John. The Brothers who live in the United States are blessed to serve the Church through their presence on university campuses, in parish ministries, and retreat centers focusing on spiritual and personal formation for those to whom they minister.
The Brothers in Orange, New Jersey
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Priory
Founded in 2006 the mission of the Orange Priory is twofold:
- to serve the Seton Hall University Community as campus ministers, bringing the spirit of Saint John onto the campus through activities, trips, and teaching.
- and to serve as pastors and staff at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, an inner city parish within 30 minutes of Manhattan.
The Brothers in Princeville
Saint Joseph Priory
Founded in 2000, the mission of the Princeville Priory is to offer retreats and spiritual formation for youth, families, and adults. A special feature of the mission here is the novitiate for English speakers. In addition, the Brothers offer the Saint John-Paul II House of Discernment for young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood or the religious life.
The Brothers in Laredo
Saint John Priory
Founded in 1986, our priory in Laredo has several missions in the diocese. First, the Brothers run the Holy Spirit Retreat Center. Also, for nearly seven years the Brothers run a Catholic dormitory for college age women called the House of Mary. In addition, the Brothers give retreats to college, high school, and middle school youth as well as formation in the Three Wisdoms to adults.
The Brothers in Denver
Our newest priory in the United States and founded in 2015 is in Denver. One of the primary missions is the Saint John Institute, a two-year program for forming tomorrow’s entrepreneurs in the business world so that they are equipped to bring Catholic values to the marketplace. The two-year program allows candidates to receive an MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship while at the same time receiving in depth philosophy and theology classes. The Brothers also built and run a retreat center called Regina Caeli located in the Rocky Mountains yet only 30 minutes from downtown Denver.