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The Congregation of the Brothers FIC is an international community of about 300 religious brothers, who live and work in six countries: Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Malawi and The Netherlands.
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Aloysio van den Broek on 15 January 2017. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: " Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary ‘ I could ask the darkness to hide me, or the light around me to turn into night, but even darkness is not dark for you, and the night ....
Pope’s New Year’s Day Homily in St. Peter’s Basilica. ‘To celebrate Mary as Mother of God and our mother at the beginning of the new year means recalling a certainty that will accompany our days: we are a people with a Mother; we are not orphans.’ JANUARY 1, 2017ZENIT STAFFFRANCIS Ctv Screenshot Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ homily in St. Peter’s Basilica the morning of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on New ....
FROM THE EDITOR “Not only during our formative years, but throughout our lives we should be open to development, formation, and deepening the meaning of our lives…., and to continue developing our spiritual growth”. (FIC Constitutions art. 115) The quotation above is in line with the theme of this edition of our magazine, “Promoting and Nurturing Our Religious Life”. We recognize that promoting and nurturing our religious life means sustaining our efforts of continuing formation. We realize that it is important to ....
Pope Francis’ Christmas Eve Homily. ‘Let us enter into the real Nativity … Then, in Jesus we will enjoy the flavor of the true spirit of Christmas: the beauty of being loved by God’ DECEMBER 24, 2016ZENIT STAFFFRANCIS Screenshot Ctv - Image Of Child Jesus And Gospel Here is a Vatican translation of the text of the homily Pope Francis gave this evening when he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. * * * The grace of ....
Pope Francis: Want to see God this Christmas? Be humble! Pope Francis celebrates Epiphany Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2016. Credit: Alexey Gotovsky/CNA. By Elise Harris Vatican City, Dec 24, 2016 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis noted how the coming of Jesus as an infant is paradoxical to the images of grandeur that had accompanied the prophesies on the coming of the Messiah, saying this should ....
At Christmas, Jesus offers a new kind of hope, Pope Francis says. Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA. by Elise Harris Vatican City, Dec 21, 2016 / 03:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While hope can often be viewed as the desire for things out of our reach, Pope Francis has said that the birth of Jesus offers us a new ....
Prayer to the Immaculate* (Pope Francis) Virgin most holy and immaculate, to you, the honour of our people, and the loving protector of our city, do we turn with loving trust. You are all-beautiful, O Mary! In you there is no sin. Awaken in all of us a renewed desire for holiness: May the splendour of truth shine forth in our words, the song of charity resound in our works, purity and chastity abide in our hearts and bodies, and the ....
Angelus Address: On the Mystery of Christmas. ‘And to God Who comes close, do I open the door – to the Lord – when I hear an inner inspiration, when I feel that I am asked to do more for others, when I am called to pray? ‘ DECEMBER 18, 2016ZENIT STAFFANGELUS/REGINA CAELI, PAPAL TEXTS © Photo.Va - Osservatore Romano Here is a ZENIT translation of the ....
It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Aloysio van van Broek on 15 January 2017. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: " Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary â€˜ I could ask
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Aloysius Sutiarta Pudjasemedi on Sunday, 18 December 2016 (at 04.45 am). He was born in Kalibawang - Yogyakarta (Indonesia) on 23 June, 1945. On 15 August 1968 he commi
Dear Brothers, From Malawi we received the sad news that Bro. Henry Anthony Ibrahim passed away on Friday 16 December 2016 because of kidney failure. Most probably the burial service will take place on Monday 19 December 2016. He was born on 26 Nov
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Cunibert (Piet) van Bree on 7 November 2016. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: " Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Tarcisius Paimin Mitrawihartono on 21 October 2016. He was born in Gondasuli-Yogyakarta in Indonesia on 6 July, 1943. On 2 July 1962 he committed himself to the FIC Cong
Christmas celebration General Council and staff, Provincial Council of The Netherlands and staff, Local Superior of De Beyard, co-Workers and Volunteers on Monday, 19 December 2016 at Ludovicus Community in de Beyard, Maastricht.
Meeting Preparatory Committee of OASIS 2017 on Friday 06, January 2017, at Emmaus Community, Maastricth.
Meeting Preparatory Committee of OASIS 2017 on Monday 12, December 2016, at Emmaus Community, Maastricth.
Bro. Remy Nyukorong and Bro. Theodorus Riyanto are going to attend International Symposium in Rome, 25-27 November 2016. The theme is "Rethinking the Use and Management of Goods in Light of Apostolic life.
Bro. Martin Handoko (General Superior) will attend the International Meeting of USG in Rome, on Monday 22 November - 27 November 2016.
Meeting Preparatory Committee of OASIS 2017 on Wednesday 9 November 2016, at Emmaus Community, Maastricth.