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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.
The Basic Practice The spiritual practice of gratitude has been called a state of mind and a way of life. But we prefer to think of it as a grammar — an underlying structure that helps us construct and make sense out of our lives. The rules of this grammar cover all our activities. Its syntax reveals a system of relationships linking us to the divine and to every other part of the creation. To learn ....
STRONG POINTS FOR EXERCISING LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE ACTIONS AND TEACHINGS OF POPE FRANCIS. “May you always know how to exercise authority by accompanying, understanding, helping and loving; by embracing every man and every woman, especially people who feel alone, excluded, barren, on the existential margins of the human heart. Let us keep our gaze fixed on the Cross: there is found any authority in the Church, where the One who is the Lord becomes ....
Most of the Brothers FIC in Malawi we are teachers. Therefore, we don't normally do fundraising, we normally help to provide good education to the marginalized and vulnerable people; the poor, the sick, the deaf,the blind, orphans. We run both primary and secondary school for normal students and students with special needs. These institutions are not for profit enterprises which create local jobs for Malawians. But this the month of January 2015 has not ....
A truly glorious day would be a fitting description of the Religious Men and Women day of Recollection today, in the Archdiocese of Blantyre in Malawi. Brother MartinusDariyo gave a touching reflection on ‘Following in the footsteps of Jesus through Mary, Mother of God’. A mixed group of 32 members: Carmelite priests, Comboni Missionaries, Spiritan Priests, St Egideo Priests, Daughters of Wisdom, Sisters of the Divine Providence, Servants of the Blessed Mary and ....
ENCYCLICAL LETTER LUMEN FIDEI OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON FAITH. [Download PDF version] 1. The light of faith: this is how the Church’s tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus. In John’s Gospel, Christ says of himself: “I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness” (Jn 12:46). Saint Paul uses the same image: “God who said ‘Let light shine out of ....
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Consecrated Life, I am writing to you as the Successor of Peter, to whom the Lord entrusted the task of confirming his brothers and sisters in faith (cf. Lk 22:32). But I am also writing to you as a brother who, like yourselves, is consecrated to God. Together let us thank the Father, who called us to follow Jesus by fully embracing the Gospel and serving the Church, and poured into our hearts the Holy Spirit, the source of our ....
O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother, from thy sublime height turn upon me thine eyes of pity. Filled with confidence in thy goodness and knowing full well thy power, I beseech thee to extend to me thine assistance in the journey of life, which is so full of danger for my soul. And in order that I may never be the slave of the devil through sin, but may ever live ....
CONGREGATION FOR INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE AND SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE REJOICE! A letter to consecrated men and women A message from the teachings of Pope Francis ________________________________________ “I want to say one word to you and this word is joy. Wherever consecrated people are, there is always joy!”. Pope FRANCIS
S P E C I A L B I R T H D A Y S January 2015 07 Lo Koeleman (75) - Maastricht-Prins Bisschopsingel 25 Yohanes Wiryasumarta (75) - Semarang-Dr.Sutomo
Maastricht, 15 January 2015 Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Oscar Gem. He has been called by God on Wednesday evening 14 January around 8.30 pm. We offer our condolences to the Ghana Province and his famil
Ziekencommunique van broeder Humbertus en broeder Aloysio.
Beste broeders, beste geassocieerden, Hierbij ontvangt u het ziekencommunique van broeder Humbertus en broeder Aloysio: Broeder Humbertus Willemsen is vrijdagochtend 12 december omstreeks 3.00 uurâ€™s ochtends opgenomen in het ziekenhuis. Hij had het
The arrangements for the funeral and burial of late Bro. Nicholas Zumanaa, FIC.
Fraternal greetings from the Provincial Council (PC) to you all in your respective communities and apostolates. I assume that you are all aware by now of the untimely demise of our brother - Bro. Nicholas Zumanaa, FIC as the sad news was immediately re
Early this morning today, 29 October 2014, at 00:30, our beloved Brother Nicolas Zumanaa, passed away. "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die." (Jesus
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)
Committee of Reflective document.
Meeting of Reflective document Committee at Roncalli, Salatiga, Indonesia; January 11-18, 2015.
OASIS 2014, FIC-Journey to Spiritual Enrichment, Wahlwiller-The Netherlands, 20 November - 18 December 2014.
7th meeting preparation OASIS 2014, November 11, 2014, at Burgemeester Cortenstraat/Emmaus Community, Maastricth.
Meeting of General Council of the Brothers FIC and Provincial Council of the Netherlands, November 6, 2014 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht.
Four brothers who are going to make their orientation visit to Chile, will leave for Chile from Amsterdam, 30th September 2014.
Meeting FAC (Financial Advisory Committee), September 10, 2014 at Prins Bisschopsingel, Maastricht.