Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

As monks, we strive to live in touch with both ancient traditions and contemporary life. We are committed to stand in the full flow of the modern world, while at the same time inviting people to stop, to be still, to reflect, and to receive the love of God. We believe there is much wisdom to be found in the timeless monastic traditions and practices that inform our life as Brothers, and we feel called to share this wisdom, to help others confront the challenges of knowing and loving God in our contemporary world. We offer to the Church the "Monastic Wisdom for everyday living" that has enriched our own lives, with gratitude to God.

Monastic Wisdom

for everyday living

The Rule of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

One cornerstone of our monastic community is our Rule of Life. A framework that expresses what we most deeply value, our Rule has 49 chapters crafted to help us to shape our common life, focus our mission and ministry, and resolve the challenges and conflicts that arise.

What are the values you want to express in your daily life? We welcome you to explore our six-week series on writing your own rule of life (it’s not just for monks!).

Or perhaps you might want to share in one of our daily practices: listening to and reflecting on a chapter of our Rule of Life.
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Monastic Wisdom

monthly

Each month, a nugget of wisdom from the monastic tradition, illustrated with suggested spiritual practices to try today, reflection questions, and further resources. Subscribe here >

The audio book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, is read by Br. Curtis Almquist and accompanied by carols sung by the Brothers.

The Twelve Days of Christmas follow from December 25 until January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, the traditional date when the Magi arrived to present gifts to infant Jesus. For many, the meaning of these days is lost. By Christmas night we are saturated with the holiday hype, overfed by music and food, and may already be disappointed that the presents received are not enough. This audio book is not a bah humbug about Christmas customs and presents.

This is simply an invitation to go deeper than the tinsel and wrappings, beyond the presents given and received, to the source of all the good gifts in life. Readers are invited to unwrap gifts that will last, praying the twelve days of Christmas.

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Meeting Jesus
in the Gospel of John

Deepen your relationship with God, through prayer and reflection on The Gospel According to John.

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5 Marks of Love

Five Marks of Love
Living Life Marked as Christ's Own

We share in the Divine Life from our Baptism. Learn how this Life expresses itself in and through us.

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Growing a Rule of Life
Relationship with God, Self, Creation & Others

Explore a monastic framework to cultivate your relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation.

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It’s Time To...
Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love

Recapture time as a gift. Discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.

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Monastic Wisdom

reflections

On topics central to our Christian faith, these longer reflections hope to deepen our understanding and experience of "the hope that is in us." Share one in your prayer group, or delve in on your own. Available to read and view online, or download as a PDF.

LivingIntentionallyLiving Intentionally: Creating a Personal Rule of Life
A workbook to help readers create a rule of life.

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