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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.
Personal Agendas. HOLY THURSDAY. Reading: John 13:1 - 15 Reflection: As Christians we are called to be of service to others because the One we seek to be with can be found in the action of serving others. This is the heritage Jesus Christ left us when he washed the feet of his disciples. Service, however, is not always easy. There may have been a very good reason why Jesus performed this action for his disciples in ....
Pope: life of St Teresa of Avila can help renew consecrated life. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said the life of St Teresa of Avila, characterized by “total self-giving to God,” is a “great treasure” that can help to renew consecrated life today. The pope spoke of the witness of St Teresa in a letter, issued Saturday, to the Superior General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Fr Xavier Cannistrà, to mark the occasion of the 500th ....
SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS March 2015 10 Fabian Bezel (50) – Kaleo 13 Wim Luiten (65) – Maastricht-Rooden Leeuw 19 Marianus Sumardiyana Martoseputro (75) – Boro April 2015 05 Agustinus Sudarmadi (50) – Surakarta 12 Salvinus Rohmad Supani (80) – Muntilan 17 Gracious Sangber-Dery (60) – Wa 22 Wilhelm Leensen (70) – Muntilan May 2015 05 Josef Hengst (80) – Maastricht – Overkant 10 Harry Lausberg (85) – Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ Nijmegen 10 Herman Yosef Kuat (65) – Jogjakarta 14 Roelof van Grinsven (95) – Maastricht – Overkant 20 ....
The Mother of Christ. Henry Noewn (“Seeds of Hope”, Darton, Longman and Todd, London, page 110-111) During dinner I had a very moving conversation with Father Andre Stoecklin about the importance of Mary in the Christian life. To look at Mary, Father Andre told me, is to see God’s original plan for humanity. In her we see the way God wanted us to be. She is a completely redeemed human being, free drom sin and ....
Mary, Mother of Salvation. How to Explain the “Co-Redemptrix” to Evangelicals. By: Fr. Dwight Longenecker. My first personal encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary happened while I was a student at an Evangelical Anglican seminary in England. I had been brought up as an Evangelical and found my way into the Anglican church. There I was preparing for ordination. A Catholic friend who was a Benedictine oblate suggested that I might like to visit a Catholic ....
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 souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, no torment can harm them' (Book of Sirach) With sadness ....
IGC 2015, February (no. 1) Front cover: photograph of primary school in Muntilan, Indonesia Herewith we present to you the first issue of IGC in 2015, which will inform you about the following: * Year of Consecrated Life * Schedule of Activities by General Council in 2015 * Experiences Orientation Visit to Chile * Report Oasis 2014 Encounter (part II) * News from Ghana Province: Celebration of Family Feast * News from Dutch Province: Vincentian Pilgrimage 2014 * In Memoriam: Bro. Oscar Gem * Special Birthdays in the coming months
Is It Time to Forgive? --by Gail Brenner, syndicated from aflourishinglife.com, Dec 23, 2012 Forgiveness holds the possibility for expanding our capacity to love. There is only one reason to forgive. If we want to be free, if we want to live as the full and unlimited expression of ourselves, if we want our hearts to open, then we are being invited to put an end to all stories that keep us closed and ....
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 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.