The Brothers

Worldwide there are over 1230 Brothers living and working within 25 provinces over 5 continents.

The Province of Saint John of God comprises Great Britain, Ireland, New Jersey and Malawi where the Brothers fulfil a variety of roles in governance, leadership, pastoral and hands-on support. Most importantly they are the guardians and promoters of the story of Saint John of God, his life and his charism, keeping alive the mission of Saint John of God in 53 countries throughout the world today.

The Brothers profess the three vows of religion that are traditional within the Church: poverty, chastity and obedience. To these they added the fourth vow of Hospitality. By this fourth Vow they give their lives over to the service of the poor and broken in society, just as Saint John of God had done before them.

"When He called us to be Hospitaller Brothers of Saint John of God, God chose us to form a community of apostolic life and so it is our desire to live our mission in communion with one another, the love of God and our neighbour. We feel we are all Brothers of humankind and we dedicate ourselves chiefly to the service of the weak and the sick. Their needs and sufferings touch our heart. Our response is to alleviate those needs and sufferings and to work for the personal development and advancement of such people." (Constitution Article 5 of the Rule of Life of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God)

The Brothers of the Western European Province of Saint John of God :

Br Dominic Barry OH
Br Bartholomew Battigan OH
Br Malachy Brannigan OH
Br Fintan Brennen-Whitmore OH
Br Joseph Carroll OH
Br Adian Clohessy OH
Br Terence Flynn OH
Br Michael Francis OH
Br Finnian Gallagher OH
Br Bonaventure Garrard OH
Br Hugh Gillan OH
Br Robert Goane OH
Br Ignatius Halloran OH
Br Gary Hill OH
Br Raymond Keane OH
Br Kilian Keaney OH
Br Laurence Kearns OH
Br Ronan Lennon OH
Br Emmanuel Luwanga
Br Gregory McCrory OH
Br Emmanuel Makhuwa
Br Samuel Mithi OH
Br Peter Mkandawire OH
Br Robert Moore OH
Br Mark Morgan OH
Br Ephraim H Msowaya
Br Stanislaus Neild OH
Br Michael Newman OH
Br Andrew Ngwira OH
Br Derek O'Connell OH
Br Thomas O'Grady OH
Br John O'Neill OH
Br Tom Osorio OH
Br Luis Padierne OH
Br James Pidgeon OH
Br Aloysius Shannon OH
Br Charles Sommers OH
Br John Stretton OH
Br Martin Taylor OH
Br Conrad Zach OH