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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.

26.06.2015 16:37:58
photoHerewith we present to you the third issue of IGC in 2015, which will inform you about the following: * Our encounter with Christ, our first love * Joint Meetings General Council * FIC Jubilees August/September 2015 * Experiences Orientation visit to Chile * Orientation Visit to Chile 2015 * News from Provinces Indonesia and The Netherlands * Special Birthdays in the coming months
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25.06.2015 14:57:12
photoMY ON-GOING FORMATION AS AN FIC. Introduction   The story began when I received the new assignment to continue my academic study in 2010. My Provincial Superior invited me to his room and told me that the Province gave me an opportunity to pursue continuing study for MA degree. It was really exiting to receive this responsibility but at the same time it was also challenging because I had to do it abroad, in Manila.  It ....
24.06.2015 01:13:06
photoKaleo Community.   Kaleo community was our very first community where we started in 1965 when the Congregation together with Bishop Peter Porekuu Dery decided to integrate the existing Congregation of Ghanaian Brothers (Brothers of St. Joseph) into FIC. In September 1965 the first novitiate took off with Bro. Remund as the temporary novice master until Bros. Oventius and Maarten arrived in October 1965.  Kaleo was also our very first FIC formation house, where young people were introduced to the FIC way of ....
22.06.2015 14:55:22
photoFROM THE EDITOR. This is the third issue of the Congregational magazine “Brothers FIC” reaching you.  This year the FIC Congregation is 175 years since it was founded in 1840. To mark this important anniversary, we present to you this issue with the theme: “Keeping alive the Spirit of our Founders”. As part of the celebration, we would like to reflect more deeply on what it means to keep the Spirit of the Founders alive. As Brothers FIC, we are fully ....
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19.06.2015 15:47:36
photo 1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers ....
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19.06.2015 15:27:18
photoA Rational Thought and a Moral Imperative on Climate Change. Pope Francis' 184-Page Encyclical Explains Ecological Crisis in the Light of the Church's Social Doctrine. Vatican City State, June 18, 2015 ( Junno Arocho Esteves | 1199 hits The Holy See today published Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical, Laudato Si’: On the Care of the Common Home. The 184-page document addresses the contentious subject of climate change in the light of the Social Doctrine of ....
18.06.2015 16:53:22
photoThe Very Beginning.  St. Joseph to FIC.   Bro. Nicholas Y. spoke readily about the very beginning of the Congregation in Ghana. He entered the Brothers of St. Joseph (as the diocesan Congregation was called) in 1957 as a pre-postulant. He hails from Nandom parish. He entered the postulancy in 1960 and did his novitiate from 1963-1964. Part of their formation was with the catechists; they followed their timetable and shared their kitchen.  He says: “When I ....
16.06.2015 17:07:21
photoFIC Jubilees August 2015. 15 August 2015 (70 years). Aufridus Soudant Humbertus Willemsen 15 August 2015 (65 years). Koos Baijer Nico Brunott Othmar La Rooij 15 August 2015 (60 years). Henk van Lieshout Frans Turkenburg 15 August 2015 (50 years). Frans School 17 August 2015 (40 years). Wim Luiten 15 September 2015 (40 years). Lucio Torres Martin

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