• Members of suppressed Argentine order share harrowing tales of abuse

    Members of suppressed Argentine order share harrowing tales of abuse

    • Nov 6, 2019

    Similar to the Legion of Christ founded by the late Mexican Father Marcial Maciel Degollado or the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) launched by Peruvian layman Luis Fernando Figari, members of the Hermanos Discípulos de Jesús de San Juan Bautista tell of a toxic internal culture where abuse and manipulation ran rampant.

  • After their order’s suppression, victims struggle to move forward

    After their order’s suppression, victims struggle to move forward

    • Nov 5, 2019

    When the Vatican suppressed Argentina’s Hermanos Discípulos de Jesús de San Juan Bautista this summer, the act was welcome news for ex-members, some of whom have been waiting for years to get justice for alleged abuses suffered under the group’s founder and other members.

  • Argentine order classic case of ‘be careful what you wish for’

    Argentine order classic case of ‘be careful what you wish for’

    • Nov 4, 2019

    When Chrystian Contreras Javier Gomez, entered Argentina’s Hermanos Discípulos de Jesús de San Juan Bautista at age 15, he thought he was walking among spiritual giants whose life of contemplative prayer fueled a heroic service to the poor. Yet it wouldn’t take long for him to discover that there were more sinners than saints behind the community walls.