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"We consecrate ourselves to be witnesses of God's love"

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.

16.07.2018 15:30:01
photoExploring Emptiness. Sometimes we feel an inner sense of emptiness. When we look within, it seems like nothing is there, so we distract ourselves with something on the outside, like food or television. And yet, these outer distractions take care of the emptiness only temporarily; they capture our attention only temporarily. When the distraction is over, the emptiness returns. What is it about emptiness that makes us want to move away from it? Is emptiness ....
05.07.2018 16:15:34
photoPope: Don't be afraid of the cross – there is no glory without it. By Elise Harris Vatican City, Jun 29, 2018 / 03:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Jesus, suffering and glory go hand-in-hand, Pope Francis said Friday, urging Christians not to fall into the temptation of running from the cross, but to imitate Christ in bending down to embrace the weak and vulnerable. In his homily for the June 29 Solemnity of Saints ....
05.07.2018 01:51:51
photoFIC BROTHERS   2018 CHAPTER PRAYER   God, our loving Father, you chose the FIC Congregation, as a means for the salvation of many. We cherish our personal call, to follow your Son Jesus Christ,  in and through this community; give us compassionate hearts, to respond to the needs of our time, by following the example of our Founders, Msge. Louis Rutten and Bro. Bernard Hoecken.   Lord Jesus Christ, as Brothers we are called together and sent out, to continue your mission which we embrace as our own. We entrust the whole process of the 2018 Chapter ....
23.06.2018 00:25:53
photo From The Editor The theme of this issue is "We consecrate ourselves to be witnesses of God's love." It is the same theme endorsed for the General Chapter of the Brothers FIC scheduled to take place in August 2018. We intentionally wish to bring to the awareness of our fellow brothers, co-workers, parents, students and our cherished readers that each one of us is invited by God to be a witness of God's love. God ....
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22.06.2018 17:00:32
photoImbued with an Apostolic Spirit In the image of Jesus Christ,  "whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world" (Jn 10:36), we religious, are also consecrated and sent into the world to imitate Jesus' example and to continue his mission. We are therefore apostles of Christ. An apostle is a sent one, an ambassador, a delegate, one who is sent forth or commissioned and authorized by God to carry out His will and purposes. The ....
18.06.2018 16:54:48
photo Pope Francis praises founder of liberation theology   by Junno Arocho Esteves posted Monday, 11 Jun 2018 Pope Francis (CNS) The Pope thanked Fr Gustavo Gutierrez for his 'way of challenging everyone's conscience' Pope Francis wished a happy 90th birthday to the “father of liberation theology” and thanked him for his contributions to the Catholic Church and his love for the poor. As Dominican ....
12.06.2018 15:20:05
photoS P E C I A L B I R T H D A Y S July 01Fransiskus Xav. Djiya Atmadja (60) - Ketapang 07Ton van Baaren (70) - Vlaardingen 11Joseph Zoyah (50) - Damongo August 02Lucio Torres Martín (65) - Talca-San Antonio 03Ton Kropman (75) - Maastricht-Bruss.str.Bernardus September 07Frans Sugi (65) - Semarang-Sultan Agung 23Kees van de Wiel (80) - Maastricht-Prins Bisschopsingel 27Nico Coolen (80) - Maastricht-Bruss.str.Bernardus
12.06.2018 01:37:55
photo   Herewith we present to you the third issue of IGC in 2018, which will inform you about the following:  * Reflection on The Spirit of our Apostolate * Provincial Chapters 2018 - First Session of the Provincial Chapter of Chile 2018 - Chapter Preparation and Session I Provincial Chapter of Indonesia 2018 - First Session of the Provincial Chapter of Malawi 2018 * FIC Jubilee July/August/September 2018 * Joint Meetings with ....
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