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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.

04.09.2015 02:10:25
photoPrayer for the Year of Consecrated Life. O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you.  Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters ....
01.09.2015 19:23:35
photoDear Brothers and Sisters, 1. Let us continue with joy our journey towards the Year of Conse- crated Life, so that our preparation may itself be a time of conver- sion and grace. By his words and actions, Pope Francis continues to demonstrate the fruitfulness of a life lived according to the counsels of the Gospel and the joy that lies in proclaiming this, as he invites us to go forward, to be “a ....
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31.08.2015 15:20:05
photoDamongo Community.   Damongo community was officially started in 1990 in a bungalow belonging to the Damongo Agricultural Institute. This Institute was started by the Missionaries of Africa in the late sixties/early seventies following the opening of Damongo Parish. Later on it was handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, and gradually its development stagnated and the Institute lost its original purpose. This led to negotiations between the Archdiocese of Tamale and the Ministry of Agriculture to hand back the Institute to ....
31.08.2015 00:20:30
photoCelebrating the day of “Mary Queen of all Hearts”. On 22 August 2015, the Catholic Archdiocese of Blantyre where FIC communities are found in Malawi celebrated its Patron Saint day "Mary Queen of all Hearts". The feast was combined with Jubilee of three diocesan priests. Rev. Fr. Montfort Mvonye has been a priest for 50 years. He is the most senior priest in the Archdiocese. Rev.Fr. John Kuziona and Rev.Fr. Cornelious Manyungwa were celebrating 25 years of ....
28.08.2015 00:04:21
photoThe Provincial Council of the Ghana Province has organised a memorial mass service for the late Bro. John van Winden in the Provincial House community. The mass service was attended by brothers from the Kaleo and St. Louis community in addition to members of the Provincial House. Present to grace this commemoration service were friends, Old Boys and associates of the late Bro. John van Winden.
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26.08.2015 14:45:24
photoWhy we need to pray for personal vocations, too. In the prayer of the faithful said at Mass in my parish day after day we regularly ask God for “an increase of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.” Sometimes “lay ministry” gets added to the list.   When we pray for these things, I’m happy to join in the response—“Lord, hear our prayer”—because I share the hope that they increase. At the same, though, I ....
24.08.2015 14:45:44
photoINTRODUCTION  Please accept greetings from the Provincial’s office, Wa. It is our hope and prayer that this circular letter finds you all still doing fine in your respective communities and apostolates in this ordinary time. This circular letter is aimed at updating you with information of relevance in the life of the Province since the last issue.
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21.08.2015 01:18:09
photoFour Great Gratitude Strategies. --by Juliana Breines , syndicated from Greater Good, Jul 27, 2015. Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action. Over the past two decades, much of the research on happiness can be boiled down to one main prescription: give thanks. Across hundreds of studies, practicing gratitude has been found to increase positive emotions, reduce the risk of ....

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