Our Mission

Called in the loving plan of God, the Brothers of the Holy Trinity are a religious community founded in 1198 by St. John de Matha and renewed by St. John Baptist of the Conception.


As Trinitarians, we strive to model the love and unity of the Trinity in our prayer, communal living and in a variety of ministries.


Upholding the freedom of all people, especially the broken who are marked by the hardships of the human condition, we are committed to a way of life rooted in the Gospel and expressed in works of mercy and redemption.


The Spirituality of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity is epitomized in the Order’s motto, Trinitati Gloria, Captivis Libertas, and in its title Ordo Sanctae Trinitatis et (redemptionis) Captivorum.

Both the motto and the title synthesize the two basic components of the Order’s spirituality: God-Trinity and redemptive charity. These two constituents—Trinity and redemption—are so embedded in the rule and tradition of the Order to clearly indicate that the essence of its spirituality consists in rendering glory to God-Trinity through a love which is directed toward those who are unjustly deprived of their freedom or damaged in their dignity as sons and daughters of God.

The members of the Order consecrate themselves in a special way to the Trinity and, in their ministry of charity and redemption, take Christ the Redeemer as their primary model.

Quality of our living together has been one thing that consistently upheld and appreciated by the brothers in India. This is one of the best ways of bearing witness to our Trinitarian charism.

Our Saints and Blesseds

St. John de Matha (ca. 1154-1213)
St. John de Matha (ca. 1154-1213)Founder
Tradition holds that John de Matha was born in Faucon (Provence), France around the year 1154. He completed his graduate studies with honors at the University of Paris where he later taught theology. Ordained to the priesthood in 1194.
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St. Felix of Valois (died ca. 1212)
St. Felix of Valois (died ca. 1212)Co-Founder
Tradition holds that he was a French hermit from the region of Valois and lived with three other hermits near Cerfroid toward the end of the 12th century. When John de Matha came to Cerfroid and manifested his intention of founding a religious Order.
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