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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 EVOLUTION OF THE RELIGIOUS LIFE IN ITS HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL CONTEXT by ARMAND VEILLEUX* Present in the world as a sign of Christ's saving grace, the Church in its history is closely bound to the history of mankind, although it lives by its own inner force. Ecclesial development is always conditioned by the socio¬logical, spiritual and cultural factors which influence human progress. In this context, the religious life is but one of the Church's many self-expres¬sions ....
A Synopsis of My Doctoral Study. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” - Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) My decision to do a study on strategic leadership was informed by two observations. First, when I had the opportunity to work under two Rectors within the context of an educational institution, I realized that one demonstrated great leadership and the other poor leadership. Second, developments around the world ....
How to Have a Great Love Life. Do you have problems in your love life or just want it to be all it can be? Here is one overlooked secret of having a great love life: C. S. Lewis was quoted once as saying, "When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love ....
News from Malawi. 1. Floods in Malawi. The rainy season in Malawi, started very late, the end of December 2015. It followed with normal pattern of rainy season, heavy rain throughout January . The rain was simply so much that caused flood especially in districts with flat area along Shire river . Districts most affected are Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mangochi , Karonga and others. In reality each district is affected. Most people living in ....
How can Religious life continue? 10 July 2015 by Sr Maura O'Carroll. The Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux and the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy are pulling out of running nursing homes, the Jesuits are closing Heythrop College and the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul are looking for a lay director to lead some of their activities. Sr Maura O'Carroll asks, what is going on? There are many challenges facing ....
Just One Thing: Forgive Yourself. --by Rick Hanson, syndicated from Greater Good, Jul 26, 2015. Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic! Everyone messes up. Me, you, the neighbors, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, King David, the Buddha, everybody. It’s important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse, and learn from them so they don’t happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up way past the point of usefulness. In fact, they’re unfairly ....
St Louis Community Wa The St. Louis community was officially opened in 1976 as the province’s formation community and residence of the Regional Superior. Originally both the postulancy and the novitiate were accommodated here and there was the so-called prep school attached to the community, where a one-year course was run to prepare young children for the common entrance examination which gave admission to Senior High School education. This part was officially closed ....
Obedience to the Will of God Brings Great Blessingsâ€¨ By Virginia Barber, O.C.D.S Obedience is not the most popular word in our culture today, but it is a word which should inspire a sense of gratitude, because obedience brings great blessing. Notice first of all that obedience to the will of God is based on imitating the obedience of Jesus to the will of God the Father. Obedience is a learned virtue. Hebrews 5:8-10 says: “Son ....
Decease Brother Ton Postma
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Ton Postma on 20 July 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: "Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary â€˜May the Lord
Decease Brother Ferrie Kompier.
Dear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Ferrie Kompier on 20 July 2015. The text of the mourning card reads as follows: "Congregation of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary 'The words th
FIC Jubilees 2015.
FIC Jubilees August 2015. 15 August 2015 (70 years). Aufridus Soudant Humbertus Willemsen 15 August 2015 (65 years). Koos Baijer Nico Brunott Othmar La Rooij 15 August 2015 (60 years). Henk van Lieshout Frans Turkenburg
SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS June 2015 10 Ton Postma (90), Maastricht, Brusselsestraat (Ludovicus) 19 Othmar La Rooij (85), Maastricht, Brusselsestraat (Overkant) 23 Aloysius Sutiarta (70), Semarang (Wisma Bernardus) July 2015 06 Guido Sukarman (70), Maast
FIC Jubilees 2015.
FIC JUBILEES. 4 May 2015 (40 years) in The Netherlands. Bro. Gerard Langelaan. 02 July 2015 (60 years) in Indonesia. Bro. Venantius Sartana. 02 July 2015 (50 years) in Indonesia. Bro. Nikolas Budihardjo. Bro. Anton Hadiwardaya. 02 July 201
Canonical visitation to Indonesia by Bros. Martin Handoko and Raphael, June 28 to August 28, 2105. (out side Java's communities)
Bro. Martin Handoko (General Superior of Brothers FIC) participates the USG meeting in Rome, 25 May - 31 May 2015.
Meeting of General Council, May 19, 2015 at Prins Biscchopsingel 22, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of General Council, May 6, 2015 at Prins Biscchopsingel 22, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of OASIS committee, April 24, 2015, at Emmaus community house, Burgemeester Cortenstraat 26, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Meeting of General Council, April 21, 2015 at Prinsbisschopsingel 22, Maastricht, The Netherlands.