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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.

19.01.2021 18:31:03
photoMaking the Church More Colorful (Bro. Martinus Sariya Giri FIC, taken from Brothers-FIC Magazine June 2020 issue) Introduction Observing the history of our congregation, Mgr. Rutten, has brought us to a clear understanding of the position of the congregation in the Church. Mgr. Rutten who was a diocesan Priest initiated the establishment of this religious congregation that was both strange and amazing at the time. Who has encouraged Msgr. Rutten to do all this? Yes, of course we already know the answer. ....
18.01.2021 16:33:14
photoDear Brothers, It is our sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Bro. Martinus Sariya Giri on January 16, 2020. BRO. MARTINUS  SARIYA GIRI FIC He was born on November 12, 1969 in Giri Sonta (Indonesia). On July 2, 1992, he made his vows in the FIC Congregation. He passed away because of a stroke on January 16, 2021 in Elisabeth Hospital in Semarang, Indonesia. On Sunday January 17, 2021, he was buried at our cemetery ....
17.01.2021 01:55:02
photo Dear Bro. Provincial Superior and Brothers, WORDS OF CONDOLENCE, BRO. MARTINUS SARIYA GIRI. I do not know whether to say it is God or Bro. Valentinus Daru who saddened my heart today. With a tear-jerking and sad voice Bro. Valentinus Daru announced to me this morning the sudden demise of our fellow Bro. Giri. I am shocked! Having now regained my composure, and having offered prayers to God for the peaceful repose of the soul of our ....
17.01.2021 00:57:18
photoFifty years of life and apostolate in Ghana province. (Bro. Jos van Dinther) On Tuesday, 05 January 2021 I celebrated my fifty years stay and apostolic service in Ghana province. Together with my fellow brothers, I celebrated it in the FIC community in Accra with the staff and children of Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS). Looking back at these 50 years, I realize it has been a long journey indeed. During these years, I have always ....
15.01.2021 16:03:14
photoMarking 100th anniversary FIC in Indonesia. This year (2020), Indonesia marked one hundred years of FIC presence in the province. The planning committee for the 100th anniversary celebration came out with a line-up of activities, which may be put in three categories, namely Spiritual, social/charitable and educational activities. It would be recalled that on September 20, 2019, Indonesia province launched the 100th anniversary celebration of the arrival of the first FIC brothers in Indonesia under the theme "Gratitude 100 Years of ....
11.01.2021 19:12:58
photoPope Francis admits women to ministries of lector and acolyte in new motu proprio. By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 11, 2021 / 04:05 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Monday changing canon law to allow women to serve as lectors and acolytes. In the motu proprio “Spiritus Domini,” issued on Jan. 11, the pope changed canon 230 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law to read: “Lay people who have the age and skills determined by decree of ....
08.01.2021 17:16:46
photo CHRISTMAS GATHERING – MALAWI PROVINCE (Bro. Gasper Kalisto FIC). On 25th December 2020, brothers gathered at Mzedi Formation House for a double celebration of Christmas and the birthday of Bro. Thomas Edson. It has been a while since we had a gathering together as a Province due to the rapid spreading of COVID-19 pandemic. We shared the joyful moment together with the families of Heads of our two institutions in Mzedi: St. Patrick’s Boys Secondary School ....
08.01.2021 02:13:14
photoMary, Mother and The Educator of Jesus (a theological reflection). By Wensislaus P, FIC Probably we assume, as some early Christians did, that since Jesus was the Son of God that his wisdom was really not acquired from Mary but rather somehow mysteriously infused into him directly by God! Would this not be a violation of what the Church actually teaches - namely, that Jesus, though divine, is also truly human (Credo Nicea-Constantinopel)? Orthodox Christians replied by stressing the true ....

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