Being among the poorest

Visit to Murugaragara

The Fraternity of MurugaragaraThe Fraternity of Murugaragara
Murugaragara, (whose name means "beautiful view") is a straggling village of 250 to 300 people scattered over a large area.

The people live very poorly from agricultural work, a few banana trees, a little sorghum, maize, manioc, haricot beans, and all that with only a hoe as a tool.  read more »

The Green Booklet and the Renewal of Religious Life

Our political and literary history is criss-crossed by what we call manifestos, that is, writings that give the public a summary of new ideas incarnated in a movement of thoughts and works that mark an era.

In 1946, when the text of Little Sister Magdeleine which was to become known as the "Green Booklet" was published, we received it as a manifesto of a new concept of religious life. For my confreres and me, who were seminarians at the time, these pages seemed revolutionary and inflamed our enthusiasm.  read more »

Part of our history, News from Villiers-le-Bel, among the Romanies,

The community of Villiers-le Bel opened in September 1998 with the aim of being in contact with the Romanies who had left Roumania to settle on the outskirts of Paris.  read more »