René Voillaume

7 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Brother Rene Voillaume and the Second Vatican Council

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Brother Marc writes: 'There is a whole aspect of the life of Rene Voillaume that was not very well known by the brothers and sisters, and that was his work as a theologian and the influence of his writings on the work of the Vatican Council. Father Georges Cottier, a Dominican, has agreed to tell us about it. At the present time he is the theologian at the Pontifical House. At the end of the 1950's he was at the Dominican Studium in Saint Maximin, in Provence (France).It was there that he got to know the brothers and became a friend of Rene Voillaume.'  read more »

6 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Brother Rene Voillaume and Little sister Magdeleine

Brother Rene and Little sister MagdeleineBrother Rene and Little sister Magdeleine

'Fifty years of close collaboration', is the title that Little Sister Annie, of the Little Sisters of Jesus, gave to the text that follows. What she wrote expresses the facts very well, but does not take account of the deep and reciprocal affection which, over this long period, linked Father Voillaume to the Little Sisters. This was also brought out into the light by the fraternal attention and female sensitivity with which they helped him during his last years. We will never be able to thank them sufficiently.  read more »

5 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, His Message

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Brother Rene shares the insights of his faith and convictions.  read more »

4 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Landmarks

Brother Rene relates his journey as a Little Brother and his role in the foundations within the spiritual family.
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3 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, In the footsteps of Jesus following Brother Charles

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Brother Rene at the age of 90 shares something of his personal journey in the footsteps of Jesus following Brother Charles. He writes: 'Jesus, I would like to write about you. How and why do I give myself to this impossible task? What right do I have to speak of you to my brothers and sisters?'

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1- In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Introduction

Brother Rene VoillaumeBrother Rene Voillaume

In this series of talks Brother Rene Voillaume, speaks to us as a brother, talking about his life and sharing with us some of his reflections and the insights that have given him light for his life and his searching.  read more »

2- In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Life of Brother Rene (funeral address)

Brother Rene at CepieBrother Rene at Cepie

To begin this series of articles on Brother Rene Voillaume, who was one of the first to take Brother Charles de Foucauld as a guide for living the Gospel, we are including here the words with which Brother Marc Hayet, Prior of the Little Brothers of Jesus, welcomed the people who had gathered for Brother Rene's funeral on May 17, 2003, in the Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence.  read more »

René Voillaume: Writings

Little brother René Voillaume is a well-known author. He also wrote regularly to the communities in his care...  read more »

Part of our history: Pope Benedict visits Istanbul

Bridge uniting Europe and Asia over the BosphorusBridge uniting Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus

This letter written from Turkey on the occasion of the visit of Benedict XVI to Istanbul presents a positive outlook for Ecumenism and inter-faith diologue'.  read more »