"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.
"Being Stoical heart with Passion". (taken from the three monthly reflection material by Indonesia province). What is exactly the meaning of being stoic? In the Scriptures to reveal the meaning of being stoic often used the words "be strong", as we can trace in 2 Samuel 13:28 – “be strong and brave”.; Joshua 10:25 – Joshua said, "do not be afraid and do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the ....
No: 02/SE-DP/II/2016. Yth. Para Bruder dan Frater di KOMUNITAS. Salam kasih persaudaraan, Artikel 1 konstitusi kita antara lain menyebutkan, “Seperti setiap manusia, kita mengingini kebagiaan yang terdalam dan paling sempurna”. Undangan ini senada dengan pesan Paus Fransiskus dalam Tahun Hidup Bakti yang ditutup 2 Februari 2016 pada Pesta Yesus Dipersembahkan di Kenisah. Kita diundang untuk menghayati pembaktian diri kita dengan bersukacita. Adapun dalam Latihan Rohani Santo Ignatius, kebahagiaan atau sukacita dirumuskan dengan ungkapan Hiburan Rohani. Latihan Rohani no ....
Reunion FIC 2015 (Indonesia Province). On Monday, December 28, we began our “2015 Reunion” with the activity to clean up the environment of Randusari’ community in Semarang. About 25 brothers and candidates cleansed up the environment of the community. In the afternoon started at 15.00 we played some sports such as volly ball and table tennis. Matches is only until the semi-finals because of the limited time available. At 18:00 was the ....
For Sunday MOTHER of my God, look down upon a poor sinner, who has recourse to thee and puts his trust in thee. I am not worthy that thou shouldst even cast thine eyes upon me; but I know that thou, beholding Jesus thy Son dying for sinners, dost yearn exceedingly to save them. O Mother of Mercy, look on my miseries and have pity upon me. Men say thou art the refuge ....
The 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 ....
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 ....
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.