Congregation of Saint John

We would like to improve the grounds and the installations of the Regina Caeli Hermitage, so to make it more welcoming and comfortable for our guests. This ongoing process include some major projects, like: repairing road; building of several prayer cabins; implementing a forest management plan, etc

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General Information

Official Name
Congregation of Saint John​​​​​​​
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Regina Caeli Hermitage
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Headquarters Address
10537 S Deer Creek Rd
Littleton, CO 80127
Colorado Location
10537 S Deer Creek Rd
Littleton, CO 80127
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10537 S Deer Creek Rd
Littleton, CO 80127
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Mission Statement

Our charism takes its inspiration from the figure and writings of the disciple Saint John. It is summed up in the following words: Like the apostle John, living together as friends of Christ and witnessing to his light and his love.
We are religious, anchored in the tradition of the Church, living vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Our charism is characterized by communal prayer and fraternal charity, lived out in small priories. This religious setting is the source of the Brothers' apostolic vitality, which is expressed in many different ways according to the requests of local bishops and the Brothers' own creativity.
Our charism is lived concretely in our religious life through four essential pillars: prayer, fraternity, study and apostolic activity or mission.
The Dome House of the Regina Caeli Hermitage run by the Brothers is available for groups that desire to make a spiritual retreat outside of the two months of "desert time" reserved for the novices of the Brothers of Saint John (usually from June to August). ​The Regina Caeli Hermitage is a place for prayer, discernment, reflection, and rest in God; it is not a hotel, or a place for vacation or recreation.

Organization History

The Congregation of Saint John was founded in 1975, in Switzerland. The first Priory in the United States was established in the 80s in Laredo, TX. Other Priories in the US are located in Princeville, IL, and Orange, NJ. The Priory in Colorado was founded in 2015.


The Congregation of Saint John founded a priory in the Archdiocese of Denver in 2015. The brothers run the Saint John Institute in Englewood, Colorado and help serve at All Souls Catholic Church. In addition, they also run the Regina Caeli Hermitage in nearby Littleton; Fr. Francis of the Child Jesus is the hermitage's Steward. I am truly grateful for Fr. Francis' ministry and mission here in the Archdiocese of Denver.

Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila, S.T.L.
Archbishop of Denver

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