Could God be calling you to walk in the footsteps of Saint John with our community? If you are a man discerning your vocation and wish to learn more about the Community of Saint John, and perhaps to arrange a visit, we encourage you to learn more about becoming a brother and submit your information below and we’ll be in touch soon.
Meet Our Vocations Director
Fr. John Michael Paul
Born in Saint Joseph, Michigan, Father John Michael Paul joined the Brothers of Saint John in 1997 after teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District and working in Irkutsk, Russia (Siberia) for the Russian Academy of Sciences. During his formation time, he received a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Paris (Sorbonne Paris IV) and lived for 18 years in Europe between France, Lithuania and the island of Corsica. He came back to the United States.
He is currently the Vocations Director for the United States after having served in the General Priors’ Council as Vicar of Southern France and then Vicar of the Americas. During his college years at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he was a varsity rower and Pacific Coast Pac-10 Champion, he took to swimming, running, working out, mountain climbing as well as preaching in the United States and beyond. He would be very glad to share with you his passion for his religious life as a Brother of Saint John.