At Alexian Brothers, we believe that all individuals are created in God's image and deserve to be treated with respect. Every individual has a place and every individual has the right to be cared for in society. It's that unwavering philosophy that guides every aspect of the Alexian Brothers mission. For over 800 years Alexian Brothers has been on the front lines of caregiving, providing for the marginalized of society. We treated victims of the plague in 12th century Europe, sent caregivers to battlefield hospitals in times of warfare, and ministered to victims of cholera in Chicago.