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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 NETHERLANDS: VINCENTIAN PILGRIMAGE. In September 2014 we, Brothers Frans School and Yos Berkemeijer, were among twenty eight pilgrims who went to France in the footsteps of Vincent Depaul, Louise de Marillac and Frédéric Ozanam. It was a mixed group of sisters, brothers and lay people, who are connected with Vincentian congregations and inspired by the great Saint of the Poor. The pilgrimage was organized by the Brothers CMM and the Sisters SCMM ....
“Accept me as I am, I am growing and changing”. It is very famous quote that for me is very remarkable, “The world is changing, things never stay the same”. The constantly is merely the changing itself. Now our world is changing all the time, and in order to change ourselves, we need to ease into and embrace the constantly changing. Those that are most comfortable with change for change’s sake will adapt ....
Immaculata Mater Dei. Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of heaven, Mother of mercy, Advocate and Refuge of sinners, behold, I, enlightened and inspired by the graces obtained for me abundantly from the divine treasury through thy maternal affection, resolve this day and always to place my heart into thy hands to be consecrated to Jesus. To thee, therefore, most Blessed Virgin, in the presence of nine choirs of Angels and all the Saints, I now give it. Do thou, in my name, consecrate it to Jesus; and out of the filial ....
The FIC Temporary Professed Brothers of the Ghana Province once again met at the St. Louis community at Wa during the weekends for their interaction. it was from the 10th to 12th April 2015. This time the facilitator was our own Brother Patrick Binneh. The topic was the FIC Constitutions. We are thanking the Provincial Council and the coordinator of the Temporary Professed Brothers( Bro. Fabian P. Kuupille) for organizing this reflective weekend for all Temporary professed Brothers in the Province.
Pope Francis' Address to Formators of Consecrated Men and Women. "It is a privilege to participate in the work of the Father who forms the heart of the Son in those whom the Spirit has called". Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Saturday to participants in an international congress for formators of consecrated men and women. The congress was held in Rome last week on the theme “To Live in Christ According to the Way of Life ....
Consecrated men and women denounce persecution of Christians. 2015-04-10 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Consecrated men and women from across the world have denounced the persecution of Christians and called for concrete action to bring peace. A message released by participants of a Congress for Formators of Consecrated men and women implores governments to implement concrete interventions to bring peace between peoples and break the spiral of violence in which so many innocent victims find themselves. Please find ....
Pope encourages religious to be witnesses. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with an international group of formators of religious life on Saturday at the Vatican, encouraging them to be witnesses of the beauty of consecrated life. Listen to the report by Andrew Summerson: The group of about 1,300 was in Rome to participate at the five-day conference in Rome, which had as its theme “Living in Christ according to the way of Life of the Gospel.” ....
INTRODUCTION Contemplating the Splendour of the Face of Christ 1. Contemplating Christ's crucified and glorious face1 and witnessing to his love in the world, consecrated persons joyfully accept the Holy Father John Paul II's pressing invitation at the beginning of the third millennium to cast out into the deep: “Duc in altum!” (Lk 5:4). These words, echoed throughout the whole Church have enlivened a powerful new hope, reawakened the desire for a more intense evangelical life, and broken open the horizons of ....
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
Decease Bro. Piet Neggers - email@example.com - Gmail Maastricht, March 4, 2015 Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to announce to you the passing away of Bro. Piet Neggers on 2 March 2015 in Maastricht. Herewith we send you the text of the
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
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)
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.