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COMMUNITIES IN THE UK
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Brothers of the Sacred Heart, UK The Brothers
of the Sacred Heart have been about the mission of
making the compassionate love of Christ real and
tangible in the lives of young people since our foundation in Lyon, France in 1821. Our brothers can be
found in 32 countries around the world ministering
as teachers, administrators, coaches, campus ministers, and counselors in schools of all types. We also
have brothers serving youth in colleges, prisons,
parishes, literacy centers, and in third-world missions around the globe. We have the Loving Heart
of Jesus as our focal point; his compassion enriches
our prayer life and mission. He calls us to live as
brothers: encouraging and supporting each other
in community. www.brothersofthesacredheart.org;
email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars of Great Britain
(O.F.M. Cap.) In a time when reform was needed
within both the church and the Franciscan family,
Matteo Bassi, a friar, sought a life away from possessions, position, and wealthy benefactors to spend a
life as a hermit, with the externals of coarse habit,
long hood (capuce: hence “Capuchin”), and bare feet.
He and his companions were established in 1543. Today there are 10,500 Capuchin friars throughout the
world. The local Capuchin community normally consists of four to six friars living together, dependent on
each other for prayer, meals, and recreation together
and to fulfill the various duties of each place: study,
pastoral work, office work, retreats and missions,
vocational work, the sacrament of reconciliation,
lecturing, care for people who come to the friary, and
chaplaincy work for hospitals, prisons, and schools,
among others. Contact: Br. Zbigniew Fryska, OFM
Cap; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.capgb.org/
vocation. Member of Compass.
Christian Brothers, UK The Congregation of
Christian Brothers was founded by Blessed Edmund
Ignatius Rice (1762-1844), a lay businessman, in
1802. He began his work in Waterford, Ireland, where
his particular concern was the plight of Catholics
who had been excluded from education because of
the penal laws in force at the time. By the end of the
nineteenth century the Congregation had grown
steadily in membership and Brothers had moved to
many different countries around the world. Today,
Christian Brothers live in a faith community. They
engage with people in their daily lives, often in the
context of education and faith journey, but also as
community workers, youth workers, and teachers.
They are committed to being with poor people in
their struggles, and in their desire for a better life.
A Brother is committed to: Spiritual search, Life in
community, and Service of others, especially the poor.
www.christianbrothervocation.org; Br. Dominic Sassi;
email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Discalced Carmelites (O.C.D.) The British Region
of Discalced Carmelites have communities in Lon-
don, Oxford and Bucks. It is a large international
Order founded by St. Teresa of Avila and St. John
of the Cross, dedicated to Our Lady of Mt. Car-
mel, whose virtues of faith and service we strive
to imitate. We find our inspiration in the Prophet
Elijah, who burned with zeal for the Lord. We
live in small communities, nurtured by the Word
of God, dedicated to prayer and apostolic service.
We are called to union with God through friend-
ship with Christ and each other; to a life of prayer
and service to the Church and world. Fr. John
McGowan; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
carmelitevocation.ie. Member of Compass.
Hospitaller Order of St. John of God (O.H.)
Worldwide over 1,230 Brothers live and work within 25
provinces across five continents. The Province of
Saint John of God comprises Great Britain, Ireland,
New Jersey, and Malawi where the Brothers fulfill
a variety of roles in governance, leadership, and
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 his mission in 53 countries today. The Brothers
profess the three vows of religious life which are
traditional within the church: poverty, chastity, and
obedience. To these they add a 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. Contact:
Br. Ronan Lennon, OH; email@example.com;
Passionists, UK The Passionists are a Catholic
Religious Order of Pontifical Right founded by St.
Paul of the Cross in Italy in 1720. Passionist priests,
brothers, nuns, sisters and laypeople proclaim God’s
love for the world revealed through the Passion of
Jesus Christ and carry a message of compassion and
hope to 61 countries throughout the world. Our mission aims at evangelizing by means of the Word of
the Cross. In England and Wales Passionist ministry
started with the peaching of retreats and missions,
other ministries developed after Vatican II, including
the Inner City Mission, our primary mission now,
where Passionists of St. Joseph Province live and
work among people of deprived areas. Contact Fr.
Martin Newell; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
passionists-uk.org. Member of Compass.
Redemptorists, (CSsR), UK As an international
Catholic Religious Congregation, our presence is felt
in every corner of the world, working and minister-
ing in 79 countries. Motivated by St. Alphonsus, our
founder, bishop and Doctor of the Church, in what-
ever way we can, we try to bring Jesus our Redeemer
into the very heart of daily life. Whether in working
with those searching for a deeper understanding
of faith, or celebrating the liturgy each day in our
parishes, preaching parish missions, leading retreats
or encountering people in the inner city, we offer
people a new and exciting glimpse of a loving Father
who calls us by name. In community we pray, live,
work and play. We have a passion for the Gospel and
we have a passion for people. We seek to bring these
two passions together. www.redemptorists.co.uk;
Fr. Richard Reid; email@example.com.
Member of Compass.
The Society of Jesus Founded by St. Ignatius of
Loyola in 1540, and living in the spirit of his Spiritual
Exercises, we are servants of Christ participating in
the Church’s overall mission of evangelization. We
seek to proclaim Christ’s love by our service of the
poor and our work for justice. We seek to uncover His
presence in our world through our engagement with
culture and through dialogue with men and women
of other faiths. We seek to promote His kingdom by
being instruments of reconciliation, in humanity’s
relationship with God, with creation, and amongst
peoples. We are sent to where the needs are greatest, and in particular to the frontiers where faith and
culture meet, where peoples of different faiths and
no faith encounter one another. We receive particular
missions entrusted to us by the Pope for the service of
the Church. www.jesuit.org.uk/; Fr. Matthew Power;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.