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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.

07.02.2016 22:18:50
photoThe Immaculate Heart of Mary. Historically, devotion to the Heart of Mary grew up in parallel, but at a lesser intensity  than that of devotion to the Heart of Jesus, only starting to become more prominent during the time of St John Eudes. John Eudes was born in 1601 in Normandy, France. He entered the Congregation of the Oratory of France, founded in 1611 by Cardinal de Berulle and was ordained to the ....
03.02.2016 15:17:12
photoLiving the Spirit of the Congregation as a missionary in Malawi, Africa Bro. Martinus Dariyo FIC. We are proud of you; go and serve the nation. The missionary zeal was implanted in my heart when I was a student at van Lith Teacher Training College in Muntilan. In that first year, it was a transition period of change of name from Xaverius Senior Teacher School (SGA Xaverius) to van Lith Teacher Training College (SPG van ....
02.02.2016 18:04:27
photoCatholics to be 'mediators of mercy' during jubilee By: Elise Harris Vatican City, Jan 27, 2016 / 05:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).-  On Wednesday Pope Francis renewed his appeal for faithful to put the works of mercy into practice during the jubilee, urging them to open their hearts to others, and to show God’s tenderness to those who suffer. In his Jan. 27 general audience, the Pope recounted how “divine mercy had saved” the biblical figure of Moses ....
28.01.2016 03:11:56
photoMALAWI Province: A Province with Boots Too Big to Fill. It is believed that when the FIC brothers came to Malawi in 1960 they were purposely coming for apostolate; formation was not an item on their agenda. Late Bro. Thomas Lechner of blessed memory, is recognized as having initiated the formation programme in the early years. Due to the fact that formation of the locals was not a priority for the brothers we are ....
25.01.2016 15:29:45
photoWhat's the first step to good communication? Listening, Pope says. By: Elise Harris. Vatican City, Jan 22, 2016 / 05:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).-  For Pope Francis, the ability to listen is the first requirement for good communication, which is something he said should never exclude, but must provide an encounter rooted in mercy and welcome. “We must first listen. Communicating means sharing, and sharing demands listening and acceptance,” the Pope has said, adding that to listen “is ....
25.01.2016 15:23:38
photoEvangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says. By. Ann Schneible. Vatican City, Jan 24, 2016 / 06:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church. “Evangelize the poor: this is the mission of Jesus; this is also the mission of the Church, and of all the baptized in the Church,” the Pope said Jan. ....
21.01.2016 15:58:31
photoPROFILE:   (Bro. Francis Sarfo FIC). Rising to the Challenge: Giving one's ideas a chance. Family Life: I come  from Jacobu, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.  I was born to Mr. Kwadwo Fordjour and Mad. Alice Afua Abuaa, both of blessed memory.  My younger sister and I are the only surviving children of my late mother. I lived shortly with my parents before they divorced, then I went to live with my ....
19.01.2016 18:45:46
photoNothing can stop God's mercy – not even sin, Pope says. by Elise Harris. Vatican City, Jan 13, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis launched a new series of catechesis on mercy for his general audiences, telling pilgrims that the love and forgiveness of God can’t be overcome by anything, including our sin. “In the Book of Exodus, God defines himself as the God of mercy.  This is his name, through ....

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