Little Brothers of Jesus

My itinerary in the Fraternity

"The wise man lives because he knows the secret and deep meaning of life, he allows himself to be lovingly moulded by daily life, adapting himself to the present with humility and gratitude" (Wisdom of Gabi-Mongolia).  read more »

Immersed into one's own life as well as into the life of God

The Fraternity in Argentina (at San Justo) is more than 40 years old. The fraternity of Uribelarrea is much more recent. It was founded around ten years ago, about 100 km from Buenos Aires in an area that is in the midst of the pampas. And in connection with this fraternity, the noviciate of Zapiola has been opened.  read more »

The 'Syrian Spring', one year on

This text was written in February 2012. Since then, as you will know, the situation has remained very unstable with more deaths every day.  read more »

In the countryside of Tanzania

The fraternity of Murugaragara has been located in the countryside of the northwest of Tanzania for what will soon be forty years.  read more »

60 years' presence in Lebanon

This year the brothers of Lebanon celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of their presence in the Middle East  read more »

Among the disaster victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011

After the earthquake in Japan on March 11th, 2011, and the tsunami that followed, the Bishop of Sendai, one of the dioceses in Japan that was most badly affected, asked (through a priest we knew) if Nozomi, of the fraternity of Wakayama, could free himself and come to his diocese to help. So Nozomi and Ludo travelled more than 1000 kilometres north and joined the teams who were already there serving the disaster victims. Ludo returned to Wakayama after a month, while Nozomi stayed for almost six months.  read more »

Bread, Liberty and Human Dignity, in Cairo -January 2011

I write you these lines while we, the Egyptian people, are going through difficult times. I write to you, with my heart bleeding for this beautiful country: these things needed to happen to waken the country from its slumber.  read more »

Retired from work, but life is very full

Detroit has been known for decades as the capital and centre of the automobile industry.
The fraternity here dates from 1963. The first brothers moved into one of the black neighbourhoods which was, in 1967, at the centre of bloody and destructive riots by the black population. Today the fraternity is in a neighbourhood with a mainly Hispanic and Spanish-speaking population.  read more »