Little Brothers of Jesus

Source of Life, the Eucharist and Christian Living

Rene Voillaume was invited to Taize to address an
ecumenical gathering of catholics and protestants, on the place of the
Eucharist in Christian life today: this book is made up of the talks he
gave.

It is a powerful testimony to the vital part the
Eucharist plays in the life of the author. The pages are self-evidently
the product of a man for whom Christ in the Eucharist is nothing less
than all.  read more »

In the Midst of Men, Seeds of the Desert 2 - the Legacy of Charles de Foucauld

The pursuit of the dual goal - presence to God and
presence to man - is the theme around which Rene Voillaume has
chosen this series of reflections. Originally part of a larger work,
published in French under the title, Au Coeur des Masses: La Vie
religieuse des Petits Freres du Pere de Foucauld, this is the second such
selection to be published in this form.  read more »

The need for Contemplation

To many, contemplation is something reserved for the monk in
his cell or for the hermit who has turned aside from the humdrum of
everyday living.

This book dispels that myth by showing how vital contemplation
is for the life of prayer of each one of us.  read more »

The truth will make you free

The central concern of this book is the liberation of man. It
consists of a series of letters written by Rene Voillaume while
travelling the world to the Little Brothers and Little Sisters of
Charles de Foucauld in which he sets out his understanding of living
the gospel today.  read more »

Christian Vocation

In the intelligible and unsentimental style which Rene Voillaume has made his own, this book takes the form of a series of authentically contemplative meditations on the true meaning and nature of the Christian vocation.  read more »

Brothers of Men, Letters to the Little Brothers

The vocation of the Little Brothers and Sisters of Jesus is to share the life of ordinary people, to exercise an apostolate of religious presence in the world.

This book is a selection of letters that Father Voillaume wrote to the Fraternities (the communities of the Brothers) all over the world, together with notes he wrote about their life, as he went on his travels to visit them.  read more »

Abodes of God, the Church, Our Lady

This book consists of two talks given by Father
Voillaume on 'The Church' and 'Our Lady' as 'Dwelling places of God.'

Brother Rene writes: The work of transforming the world, which is more necessary today than ever, will never command the sincerity, the gentleness and the effectiveness it needs unless it is inspired by the mysteries of the faith that are most deeply rooted in our human flesh: Mary, the Church and the Cross.  read more »

Two Dancers in the desert, the Life of Charles de Foucauld

Charles Lepetit who belongs to the Little Brothers of Jesus,
has written a vivid study. He traces the stages of Foucauld's carrier,
and the development of his mind and faith in a series of sharply
written scenes and episodes which offer the drama of a novel but are
supported by three years' detailed historical research and copious
quotation from Foucauld's own writings.  read more »

Silent Pilgrimage to God

This unpretentious book, written by a Little Brother of Jesus who has been a disciple of Charles de Foucauld for more than thirty years, is designed simply to let Brother Charles witness to his faith with the strength, simplicity and love that characterise it. Commentary would merely weaken this witness.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld, Silent witness for Jesus, 'in the face of Islam'

Originally published as chapter 4 of Catholics in Interreligious Dialogue: Studies in Monasticism, Theology and Spirituality.

Published by Gracewing (2006) UK ISBN 0 85244 640 3, Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916): Silent witness for Jesus 'in the face of Islam',

Edited by Anthony O'Mahony and Peter Bowe, OSB  read more »