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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.


28.08.2015 00:04:21
GHANA
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
ARTICLES
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
GHANA
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
INSPIRATION
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 ....
20.08.2015 21:29:51
NETHERLANDS
photoDear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Wim van Winden on 19 August 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: "Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary             Who is allowed to live in the house of the Lord?           He, who does justice to the weak and has trust in Him  (Psalm 15) We have to say goodbye to a compassionate person, ....
18.08.2015 15:06:45
ARTICLES
photoThe challenges facing religious life today By A U.S. Catholic interview| 0 Comments |  Print |  Share It is no secret that religious life is at a crossroads. As the church celebrates the Year of Consecrated Life, the number of men and women in religious orders in the United States has experienced a steady decline from peak numbers in the 1960s. Many of the schools, hospitals, and other ministries started by religious orders are today ....
17.08.2015 17:37:13
GHANA
photoAccra Community  Already in the early 80’s the Brothers FIC decided to open a com- munity in Accra, mainly for the sake of service to the other com- munities up North. Accra being the capital city and the centre of government, Brothers had very often to travel to Accra for ‘business’. By opening a community there, we thought it would reduce the amount of travelling and solve accommodation problems for ourselves. From a ....
11.08.2015 15:07:08
ARTICLES
photoWHAT IS RELIGIOUS LIFE. Apostolic religious life is a form of consecrated life within the Church wherein the members profess vows of chastity, poverty and obedience within a Congregation or Community approved by the Church. Shared community life is an integral part of this form of consecrated life. In professing vows and living within community, the members individually and as a whole witness to a life of communion with Christ, the Church, and one ....



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