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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Community Spotlight: Community of St John (Active Sisters)


Order:
Community of St John (Apostolic Sisters)
Gender: Female
Apostolate: Their work is varied: children, youth and campus ministry, retreats for families, hospitality, parish ministry, education, ministry in nursing homes, visits to the poor and homebound.
Eligibility: Unknown
Formation: Postulancy of 6 to 12 months, novitiate 2 - 2 1/2 years, temporary profession 4 years.
Vows: Chastity, Obedience, Poverty (More info. on vows)

Practices:
Typical Weekday in a House of Formation
6:15 Silent Prayer
7:00 Lauds
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Lectio Divina
8:45 Fraternal services
9:15 Classes or personal study
11:15 Sext & Mass
Thanksgiving
1:00 Lunch
Rosary
Manual work
4:30 Class
5:30 Vespers
6:00 Holy Hour
7:00 Dinner
8:15 Compline

History:

Founded in France in 1984 by Fr. Marie Dominique Philippe, the Congregation of the Apostolic Sisters of Saint John is the third branch of the Family of St. John. It is a Roman Catholic religious institute with a monastic spirit and an apostolic mission. It was recognized by the Bishop of Autun (Burgundy, France) as an institute of diocesan right in 1993.

Today there are 17 priories throughout the world.

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