Community of St. John
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. Philip-Joseph, C.S.J.
Fr. Philip-Joseph was born in 1964 in Britany, France, where his parents still live. He joined the Brothers of Saint John in 1987 and was ordained as priest in 1994. He first went to the Philippines for 8 years where with two Brothers they founded a priory in Cebu. Then he spent 6 years in St. Jodard, France as prior in the formation house of the Brothers of Saint John. For the following 8 years he served as parish priest in Geneva, Switzerland. Before being assigned to Seton Hall, he enjoyed the blessing of a sabbatical year in Belgium, at the shrine of Banneux.
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. Immaculata, C.S.J.
Sr. Immaculata was raised in Springfield, IL. She graduated from Christendom College in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and the following year she followed Jesus' call to enter the Apostolic Sisters of Saint John. Her studies in philosophy and theology have continued in the Congregation's houses of formation in France, where she lived from 2011 until her recent assignment back to the United States. Her missions have included serving parish life in the villages of Picardy, in northern France, and student ministry apostolates in the Netherlands. She is happy to join the Seton Hall Campus Ministry Team.