The reason for our existence is to live and manifest the value of Hospitality towards the needs of others in the spirit of Saint John of God and the Christian tradition of the Good Samaritan.

The Brothers of Saint John of God are members of a Religious Order of the Catholic Church. They, and their lay Co-workers, contribute to the healing mission of the Church by providing health and social services that are hospitable to persons who are affected by poverty, illness, homelessness, disabilities and other unmet basic human needs.

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The Order’s Mental Health First Aid Model

The Order’s Mental Health First Aid Model

Soon after the Brothers arrived in Australia in 1947 they were being urged to move into a traditional area of the Order’s world-wide activity – mental health services.  By January 1952 they had purchased an historic house, “Belmont Park”, at North Richmond NSW and...

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Order’s Work for Disabled Affected by Taal Volcano

Order’s Work for Disabled Affected by Taal Volcano

The Brothers of the Oceania Province support with an annual financial contribution the attendance of a number of pupils at the Saint Raphael Day School for Special Children at Amadeo, Cavite in the Philippines.  In addition to the day school for children with learning...

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The John of God Tradition of Burying the Dead

The John of God Tradition of Burying the Dead

Papua New Guinean members of the Oceania Province operate a service for persons with mental health issues at Madang in Papua New Guinea.  The operation of mental health services in the Melanesian culture often takes one down unusual pathways – as is illustrated by...

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