The Community of Jesus is what looks to be, for all intents and purposes, an example of the ultimate in Christian living: peaceful, beautiful, neat, clean, and full of smiling faces.
The idea of the Community may have started out as a nice, respectable attempt at a society living its life for God—but it became and continues to be something else.
This site continues to evolve. Check back often for updates.
The Community of Jesus is constantly raising money for the following:
- Church of the Transfiguration
- Numerous other building projects
- Gloriae Dei Cantores Choir
- Spirit of America Band
That’s fine, but what about giving the money to the poor & needy? Why do so many community member home owners have 2nd & 3rd mortgages on their homes?
To Community Members:
This site is here to reach out to you, to help you become aware of what is going on around you and inside you.
This site is not here to put you down or claim that the Community of Jesus is evil. Not everything about the Community is bad. However, the leadership and upper echelon of the group are definitely not practicing the love of Christ.
It is a known fact to psychologists and specialists that people who are involved in organizations & environments like the Community are seldom aware of their situation. In all cases, the leaders control the lives of the members for their own personal gain or sense of power while the members believe they are fulfilling a higher calling.
It will be difficult to accept any other view of yourself or the Community. What you read here will be difficult to recognize, difficult to swallow. You will feel like you can't wrap your head around it, so to speak. You are not alone. That is the same disbelief every person experiences when the Truth begins to crack the façade. Don’t fight it. Think about it. Pray about it.
There is a wealth of information at your fingertips. See the Links section for more resources.
It is never too late to get your life back.
Points to Ponder
Here are some things to think about:
- Peer pressure is an important part of dominated groups. The pressure of disappointing family members and longtime friends makes it that much harder to leave. You are made to feel as though you will not only be disappointing the leader of the Community, you will be disappointing everybody you know and love.
- That is a pretty heavy burden to bear; it is intended to discourage your willingness and ability to leave.
- You know that M. Betty—and M. Cay & M. Judy before her—has said, “This place is not for everybody. If someone wants to leave, that’s fine.”
- If that is true, because not everyone is “called” to the Community, then why are so many people vilified and judged for leaving? Why is it socially acceptable for members at the Community to be so “hurt” for so long (months and years) about a family member or friend who has left?
- One trait that all dominated groups share is a demand for unwavering, unquestioning obedience from the members.
- Sound familiar?
- Dominated groups are not necessarily religious; but when you put God in the equation, it becomes much more complicated. In such cases, obedience to the leadership is equated to obedience to God. Anyone who questions decisions made by the leadership is told they are in rebellion against God.
- Sound familiar?
- Religious dominated groups believe they are set aside by God as “special.”
- Sound familiar? Hundreds, if not thousands, of other groups make the same claim—yes, hundreds.
If these points pique your interest, there is more. To continue, go to the next page:
Profile of the Community of Jesus
The Community of Jesus is a religious organization located next to Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts.
The purpose of this site is to provide another view of the Community of Jesus, beyond the image the Community projects to the outside world. The point of this site is not to condemn a group of devoted Christians who want to form a community of believers; instead, it is to show that this particular group of people is led to believe, live, and act a certain way without realizing that they are being deceived, manipulated, and controlled.
You are invited to read this site, but be aware that it is written for members of the Community. Certain words and phrases are part of the “vocabulary” of the Community. Certain people and events are mentioned that are familiar to Community members only. So, you may not know every reference—but you will understand the point.