Present in 22 countries on 5 continents and numbering nearly 1,000 Brothers and Sisters, the family of St. John desires to be for Jesus in today's Church what John was for Jesus in the Gospels. By placing the spirit of the Beloved Disciple in the context of the New Evangelization, the Congregation of St. John reaches out to young people by providing the milieu for their authentic personal growth and formation in our Catholic Faith.
Here at Seton Hall University, the Brothers and Sisters strive to use the gifts of their charism, as well as their individual talents, to offer the students a variety of opportunities to grow in their relationship with Christ. Feel free to contact any of us to set up spiritual direction or to find out more!
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Meet our Staff
Fr. Francis of the Child Jesus
Fr. Francis of the Child Jesus was born in Lithuania which at that time was occupied by the Soviet Union.He entered the Community of St John in 1993 and was ordained a priest in 2003. He has servedas a parish priest in Orléans, France, then in Vilnius, Lithuania as Director of "The Children of St John" (a program to help street children) and as a teacher in the Vilnius' Interdiocesan Seminary. In 2012 he spent a sabbatical year as a hermit in the French Alps. Fr. Francis has served in Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University since 2014.
Br. John Paul
Brother John Paul, born and raised in Chicago, was perusing an artistic formation and career as a fine arts painter in the city and then at the University of Illinois when he encountered Merciful Jesus and responded to His call to follow Him as a "beloved disciple" in the Community of Saint John. After five years of formation in philosophy and one year in theology, in Peoria, IL and then France, he joins the SHU Campus Ministry Team.
Sr. Gabriela was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She entered the Apostolic Sisters of St John in 1995. Since then, she has served in different parts of France. She also spent five years on mission in the Sisters' priory in Cebu, Philippines. After spending the last four years serving at a parish in Brignoles, France, she is happy to join the Seton Hall community and serve in Campus Ministry
Sr. Francesca Thérèse was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Ave Maria University with a Bachelor's in Theology in 2010, she entered the Apostolic Sisters of St John. She spent three years in France and after professing her first vows in 2013, she was sent on mission to Cebu, Philippines where she rediscovered her Filipino roots. Sr. Francesca has served in Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University since 2015.