Little Brothers of Jesus

A life focused on the Eucharist

Concarneau is a fishing port in the west of France from where several brother sailors, including Michel, have sailed, mainly in the trawling lanes on the high seas. Several brothers have retired, others have died. Michel is not a priest but throughout his life as a sailor he has been drawn to the Eucharist, the sign of a life given to following Jesus. Reference to the Eucharist occurs often in the text and creates the unity of this testimony.  read more »

News from Tabriz, Iran

Contemplatives have no external works to fulfil, their 'work' is to love. Normally they are unable to see any measurable, visible results in their lifetime. This is also the case for us, the Little Brothers. However, in faith we are convinced that giving oneself to a group of people in order to love them for themselves can fulfil a life and contribute to the growth of the Kingdom. There are times and situations when this faith becomes particularly demanding. While preparing for the closing of the fraternity of Baba-Baghi, Francois casts an eye over the history of this fraternity and shares with us his feelings, convictions and reflections.  read more »

News from Alampundi, India (2009)

As he says himself in the text that follows, Anand has been in India for almost two decades. He has lived at the fraternity of Alampundi for the whole of this time, and during this period he has shared the life of people affected by suffering. But for a long time one particular environment has attracted him in a special way – the caste of the 'Untouchables' who are now referred to as the Dalit community. Joining them and living with them was impossible for a foreigner. It was mainly because of this that Anand asked for Indian citizenship. After a long and complicated process, he has finally obtained it.  read more »

News from Marrakesh, Morocco

After working 42 years as a blacksmith, in the heart of Marrakesh, Gaby had left for France because of ill health. He has now passed away (19.12.2009)  read more »

News from Warsaw, Poland

Our fraternity (one of three located in Poland) is in a very poor area of Warsaw (the capital), on a street with a bad reputation. The families there are often divided, and the people suffer greatly. For several years we have been the youngest fraternity in our Congregation (in terms of our ages), consisting of students who will soon be finishing their studies. There are usually three or four of us living here, and we welcome young men who are interested in the Fraternity.  read more »

In Memory of René Voillaume

After René Voillaume's death the Little Brothers of Jesus published a booklet in memory of their founder. Here are the articles chosen for that booklet.  read more »

Cry the Gospel with your Life

A faithful report on Charles de Foucauld's conversion and life in the desert, together with a witness of what the Little Brothers and Sisters are doing today.  read more »

Seeds of Eternity

Charles Lepetit, a Little brother of Jesus, shares both the questions and the answers he discovers buried deep in the Gospel which are 'Seeds of Eternity' waiting to grow for the life of the world.  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 »

Follow Me, the Call to the Religious Life Today

Follow Me is a sequel to 'Concerning Religious Life, a Retreat at Beni-Abbes' The talks on which the book is based were originally given to a group of young people, about to embark on the religious life following the life and example of Charles de Foucauld.  read more »