The Brothers of Saint John is a Catholic Religious Congregation, founded in 1975. The Brothers received from their founder, Father Marie-Dominique Philippe o.p (a Dominican), a great love for Saint John and the Three Wisdoms as taught by Saint Thomas Aquinas. In total, there are nearly 500 Brothers on six continents. Together with the Apostolic and Contemplative Sisters, as well as the Lay Oblates, they form the Family of Saint John.
“And this is the Life that was revealed; we have seen it and testified to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal Life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.”
1 John 1:2
To follow Christ as Saint John followed Him.
To be sent to those who thirst for truth and love.
To offer centers for formation and communion to those who are searching for meaning in their lives, especially the youth and families.
How we live it:
With the Virgin Mary, we live together
The Brothers settled and built their convent in Banawa, Guadalupe, Cebu City. Soon, they started to work in thismission field: youth activities, scholarship program and ministry for the families with a priority for the poorest habitants of the area. They also started to teach philosophy in several seminaries and institutions.