life & spirituality

A word for Christmas, Brother Charles and Pope Francis

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Brother Charles and Pope Francis speak of responding to the Infant Jesus and giving priority to the poorest of our brothers and sisters.
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The Prayer of Abandonment

THE PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT The well-known "prayer of abandonment" is often the first, or even only, thing people know about Charles de Foucauld. They frequently find it both challenging and deeply meaningful or consoling. Lsr Kathy recounts how it came into being:
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Room In The Inn

Kathy with a Co-workerKathy with a Co-workerLittle sister Kathleen lives in England. She has been working at the Crown Hotel in "Wells-next-the-Sea," Norfolk, for a couple of years, and she shared the following last Christmas:
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Conference to the Little Sisters



Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Rome Tre Fontane, September 8th, 2017


Andrea Ricardi and Little Sister Maria CiaraAndrea Ricardi and Little Sister Maria Ciara I am very happy to speak to you before an important moment: your general chapter. I’m doing it as a long time friend of the Fraternity,
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Prayer and Presence

Talk given in the course of the annual retreat for the Jesus Caritas Priests Fraternity in Boars Hill.  read more »

MISSION FROM WEAKNESS

Some reflections of Christian Chessel on a possible way of approaching mission. These reflections would seem to be based on 2 Corinthians 11:29 and 12:10. Christian obviously had in mind mission in the Arab world, but his observations have nevertheless universal relevance.  read more »

Lay Community Picnics

Kew picnicKew picnicWhat i s different in a Lay community picnic?  read more »