"Called to be good and to do good"
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.
Living 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 ....
Catholics 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 ....
MALAWI 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 ....
What'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 ....
Evangelize 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. ....
PROFILE: (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 ....
Nothing 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 ....
A holy door or porta sancta has been used since the fifteenth century as a ritual expression of conversion. Pilgrims and penitents pass through it as a gesture of leaving the past behind and crossing the threshold from sin to grace, from slavery to freedom, and from darkness to light. Often these rituals are associated with prayer, pilgrimage, sacrifice, confession, and indulgences. But the door finds meaning only when the believer associates the door with Christ. Jesus is the Door! In ....
Decease Bro. Kees (Cornelio) Joore, FIC.
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Kees Joore in Chile on 12 January 2016 at 21.15 local time. Bro. Kees (Cornelio) Joore Cornelis Maria He was born on 24 January 1932 in Schiedam (NL). He committed hi
S P E C IA L B I R TH D A Y S January 07 Gerhard Dicks (85) - Maastricht-Bruss.str.Overkant 19 Toon Verkoijen (90) - Maastricht-Bruss.str.Ludovicus 25 Kees Zonneveld (85) - Maastricht-Bruss.str.Overkant February 04 Roeland Knufman (80) - Maastricht-B
Decease Bro. Othmar La Rooij, FIC.
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Othmar La Rooij on 26 November 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: "Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary '
November 2015 07 Joop van Eijk (85) - Maastricht-Brusselsestraat-Ludovicus 07 Wim Brands (70) - Den Haag-Westeinde 24 Crispinianus Mooren (85) - Maastricht-Brusselsestr.-Ludovicus 28 Zakharias Puji Lestariyo (50) - Klaten
Decease Bro. Teofilo de Koning
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. TeÃ³filo de Koning on 11 November 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: "Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
A meeting of the OASIS Committee, February 29, 2016 at Emmaus community house in Burgemeester Cortenstraat, Maastricht.
A meeting of the OASIS Committee, December 9, 2015 at Emmaus community house in Burgemeester Cortenstraat, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
General Conference 2015, November 1 - November 13 at ISTC (In-Service-Training Centre) in Wa, Ghana.
Joint meeting General Council and Provincial Council of The Netherlands Province on October 19, 2015, at Prins Bischopsingel 22, Maastricht.
Meeting FAC (Financial Advisory Committee), September 30, 2015 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht.
Joint meeting General Councils of FIC and CMM on September 22, 2015 at Generalate Brothers CMM, Tilburg, The Netherlands.