Clerics Regular of St. Paul

barnabitesThe Clerics Regular of St. Paul, also known as the Barnabites, were founded in 1533 by St. Anthony M. Zaccaria in Milan, Italy. Inspired by St. Paul, he gathered men desiring an intense life of interior renewal, devoted to the Eucharist and Christ Crucified to labour for the renewal of Christian fervor so desired in that period. The Pauline charism of the renewal of Christian fervor permits us a flexibility in ministries while drawing on a strong community life for our own renewal and availability to the People of God.

Barnabites are known as men of culture and spiritual zeal, serving as spiritual directors, confessors, educators, youth ministers, chaplains to various renewal movements and missionaries. There are about 400 Barnabites ministering in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Afghanistan. We are 13 in North America conducting a Marian Shrine in Lewiston, NY, a Spiritual Center in Bethlehem, PA and staffing parishes in San Diego, CA and the Tuscarora Nation. We are especially honored to be serving at St. James Parish in Oakville, Ontario. Formerly we also served at St. John Parish in Guelph and Assumption Parish in Stoney Creek.

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