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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.
Recalling the Spirit of Msgr. Louis Rutten. “Go and sell what you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me” (Mark 10: 21b) Ludovicus Hubertus Rutten was born in Maastricht, on December 8, 1809, and baptized on the following day. His father had a brewery and was quite well-to-do. He lost his mother on April 16th,1816 when he was only 7 years old, after which ....
Pope Francis on Education of Children: 'It is Time for Parents to Return from Their Exile' Denounces Role of "Experts" Who Occupy Role of Fathers and Mothers. during General Audience locations Vatican City State, publication time May 20, 2015 publication links if any (ZENIT.org) article authors Junno Arocho Esteves article hits counter | 417 hits Pope Francis continued his series of catechesis on the family at today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father ....
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love. The family is a subject of profound reflection by the Church and of a process involving two Synods: the recent extraordinary assembly and the ordinary assembly scheduled for next October. So I thought it appropriate that the theme for the next World Communications Day should have the family as its point ....
Pope Francis reminds Christians to have a festive faith. Vatican City, May 16, 2015 / 02:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to vowed religious, Pope Francis said Christianity must be festive. He praised the special nourishing power of a nun’s smile. “The feast is a theological category of life. And you cannot live the consecrated life without this festive dimension. It's a party. But partying is not the same as making noise,” he said May ....
Bro. Oscar NaapeulmwanNibeenyel-Arigyem (Gem), FIC was born on 16Th November, 1952 at Chetu to Mr. Michael Gem and Madam Yolanda Tibe both of blessed memory. His father was a farmer and his mother a house wife. He was the 2Nd child and first son of his parents. He had 4 sisters and a younger brother - Cyril Gem who now keeps the fort of the family at Chetu. Bro. Oscar started formal education at the age 7. He attended St. Thomas ....
Hail Holy Queen Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To thee do we send up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Perfect Virgin. Perfect Virgin Mary, your perfect virgin life began with a miraculous virgin conception and a miraculous virgin birth. By virtue of your Divine Son Jesus Christ's perfect virginity, of which your perfect virginity is but an imitation, from which your perfect virginity proceeds, grant chastity, modesty, and humility to us, who trust in your perfect virginity, and to the whole world. Amen. "God desired that the Virginity of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, be so perfect, complete, and all-encompassing that even the manner of her Immaculate Conception and ....
Para bruder dan frater yang terkasih, Kita semua tahu bahwa Paus Fransiscus telah menetapkan tahun 2015 ini menjadi tahun Hidup Bakti. Adalah suatu “kebetulan ilahi” bahwa tepat pada tahun ini kita juga memeringati 175 tahun berdirinya Kongregasi, 50 tahun berkarya di Ghana, dan 95 tahun di Indonesia. Oleh karena itu tahun 2015 merupakan saat yang tepat bagi kita untuk merefleksikan cara kita menghidupi panggilan sebagai religius, khususnya sebagai bruder FIC. Meminjam bahasa Paus Fransiscus, tahun ini merupakan saat yang tepat untuk ....
FIC Jubilees 2015.
FIC JUBILEES. 4 May 2015 (40 years) in The Netherlands. Bro. Gerard Langelaan. 02 July 2015 (60 years) in Indonesia. Bro. Venantius Sartana. 02 July 2015 (50 years) in Indonesia. Bro. Nikolas Budihardjo. Bro. Anton Hadiwardaya. 02 July 201
SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS. MAY 2015. 05 Josef Hengst (80), Maastricht, Brusselsestraat,Overkant. 10 Harry Lausberg (85), Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ Nijmegen. 10 Herman Yoseph Kuat (65), Jogjakarta, Senopati. 20 Thomas Chikoti (50), Thyolo, Mitengo. JUNE 2015.
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Roelof van Grinsven on 21 April 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Special Birthdays of March - May 2015: SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS. March 2015. 10 Fabian Bezel (50) Kaleo 13 Wim Luiten (65) Maastricht-Rooden Leeuw 19 Marianus Sumardiyana Martoseputro (75) Boro
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Hein Gilsing on 16 March 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary 'The
Meeting of General Council, May 19, 2015 at Prins Biscchopsingel 22, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of General Council, May 6, 2015 at Prins Biscchopsingel 22, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of OASIS committee, April 24, 2015, at Emmaus community house, Burgemeester Cortenstraat 26, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of General Council, April 21, 2015 at Prinsbisschopsingel 22, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Joint meeting General Councils of FIC and SPM on April 29, 2015 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Joint meeting General Councils of FIC and CMM on April 23, 2015 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of General Council, March 31, 2015 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
GC and PCN meeting
Meeting of General Council of the Brothers FIC and Provincial Council of the Netherlands, March 19, 2015 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht.
A Seminar for Formators of Institutes of Consecrated Life, at the Ergife Palace Hotel, via Aurelia 619, 00165 Rome, from the 8th till the 11th of April 2015. Bro. Raphael intents to joint with this seminar. (a presentative of the GC)