Little Brothers of Jesus

About 'the New Evangelisation'

Reflection on the particular contribution of the consecrated life to the 'New Evangelisation'  read more »

"You have some new messages"

After his twelve years of service to the General Fraternity, Marc has gone back to Lille where he lived before that. He is in fraternity with a group of four young brothers who are studying theology. Last November, Marc found a job. Here he describes his first impressions and his first encounters. What does one say when God is silent? Invisible but present, He sends us message after message.  read more »

A summary of Rene Page's life

This text describes the life and death of Rene Page, our former Prior, who died in Ramonville (near Toulouse), 06/02/2010. It was written by Michel, who lived with Rene as his Assistant when Rene was Prior (1966-1978) , and later lived with him in Toulouse until the end.  read more »

Doesn't a Little Brother do anything? -Vienna

Because of its geographical position, during the Cold War Austria found itself between two 'blocks' that confronted one another. Its neutrality was well known. Because if this Vienna was a place for contacts and was a true crossroads for peoples and ideas. And it is so still today, even more, in the globalised world. The fraternity of Vienna has existed for thirty years. Herbert has lived there from the beginning. He recently, he retired from work.  read more »

Twinning of the fraternities of Vitrolles (France) and Foumban (Cameroon)

After his election as Prior at the Chapter of Bangalore in October 2008, Herve Janson had to leave his fraternity of Foumban (Cameroon) in order to move to Brussels. He asked for a brother to go and strengthen this fraternity. Patrice Tassel, from the fraternity of Vitrolles (France), who is retired, agreed to go. He has some understanding of Cameroon because four brothers who have spent more than 40 years in Central Africa now live in the fraternity of Vitrolles.  read more »

Growing old, what does that mean for me? -London

The fraternity in London has existed since 1973. It has changed its face and location several times. Thierry has lived there from the beginning. He has worked mainly at L'Arche, an institution that welcomes and works with handicapped people. Today Thierry lives near this community where he continues to provide a service in line with his abilities.  read more »

Old age

This is a part of a larger text entitled "Age of retirement, Old age, Illness" presented by the commission for formation which the Chapter of Bangalore (2008) asked to be available separately  read more »

Nazareth weekend with Little Brother Marc

"I lost my heart to Jesus of Nazareth”

I was invited to speak about “Nazareth”. Of course this is a central theme in the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld: like Brother Charles we were all seduced by the “human face of God at Nazareth” as Emmanuel Asi says. So I guess that nothing new will come out, but it is always important to come back to the source and drink fresh water.

My presentation will have 3 points:

- to look at how Charles de Foucauld’s conception of Nazareth evolved;

- to go through the Gospel and see what does that mean for Jesus to be a man of Nazareth;

- some fundamental attitudes to enter into the dynamic of Nazareth.  read more »

A slice of Life in Cuba

A slice of life - Cuba
from Raudel in Havana

Raudel, a young brother from Cuba (Havana) talks about his life and work in the neighbourhood of the fraternity, and the young people around him who have to survive without money or work.  read more »

Hello from Douala (Cameroon)

Two young brothers live in Douala, a large town in the south of Cameroon. It is a life marked by poverty, unemployment and also by a form of violence. Rene and Pius tell us about their first impact in the neighbourhood and their work.  read more »