René Voillaime, author

The Prayer of the Poor

Flaubert at work; (Cameroon)Flaubert at work; (Cameroon)

Brother Rene Voillaume writes: Each time I find myself either at the Holy Sepulchre or here in the Garden of Olives, I feel obsessed by the mission of prayer which is that of our fraternities, its importance for each Little Brother and Sister.

In my letter from Mar-Elias I have already commented on how our prayer, must be the prayer of the poor, of those who strain and suffer. Yet, I cannot refrain from returning to the subject: I have something more to say to you tonight.  read more »

Way of the Cross, Abridged version

This way of the Cross was written by Brother Rene Voillaume, Founder of the Little Brothers of Jesus, in 1946. This abridged version can be used not only as a private meditation but also in a group.The sketches were done by Brother Charles on plywood from packing cases, for his chapel in Beni Abbes  read more »

Seeds of the Desert, Like Jesus at Nazareth

This book by Brother Rene Voillaume contains selections from his earlier book of the same title and provides a study of Brother Charles and of the Nazareth-centred spirit of the religious life he envisaged. It also includes passages hitherto unpublished from 'Au coeur des Masses'  read more »

The Living God.

The theme of the following meditations is the personality of Jesus Christ, Son of man and Son of God. These talks were given to the Little sisters of Jesus in Rome but concern directly the Christian life of every baptised person.  read more »