Jericho Society

The Compassion of Jesus


The Jericho Benedictine Society

The world had never seen anyone like Jesus

the Image of the Unseen God


Lovable for His Goodness

Beautiful in His Innocence

Gracious in His Greeting

Available and Approachable


Calling out in the midst of broken humanity:


Come to me all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest.


The Society is composed of a group of men who have felt inspired by Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan to be at the service of those being ‘passed by on the other side.’

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The Good Samaritan


“The man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour’ Jesus replied: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, ...leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and... passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite... passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan... came to where the man was and... took pity on him. He... bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, and took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return I will reimburse you for any extra expenses you may have.’

‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ ‘The one who took pity on him,’ he replied. Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’” Luke 10: 29 – 37