René Voillaume

Leaven in the Dough, Contemplative prayer in everyday life with Charles de Foucauld and Rene Voillaume

Fr Jose Recondo gives us first hand insight into the writings of Fr Rene Voillaume on contemplative prayer following Jesus of Nazareth.
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From Jesus Caritas 1960. Faith and the Christian

Jesus Caritas January 1960Jesus Caritas January 1960

This talk was given ex tempore by Br Rene Voillaume during a retreat for members of the Lay community of Br Charles, in September 1951 and appears in the 1960 Edition of the Jesus Caritas magazine in english.

Rene Voillaume explains how faith is the key to entering into the mystery of God and how love is the result of an enlightened faith.. We are invited to go beyond our senses to allow God to bring us into the mystery of his life. Only through the attitude of trust of a child can this be achieved.  read more »

The Secret Work of Love

El AbiodhEl Abiodh

Notes from a three-week retreat preached in the desert by Brother Rene Voillaume, near the well of Benoud, in March, 1936.  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 »

Way of the Cross, Abridged version

This way of the Cross was written by Brother Rene Voillaume, Founder of the Little Brothers of Jesus, in 1946. This abridged version can be used not only as a private meditation but also in a group.The sketches were done by Brother Charles on plywood from packing cases, for his chapel in Beni Abbes  read more »

Faith and Contemplation

This book offers the reader a spiritual journey into the heart
of Christian faith so that the individual may build up a contemplative
core and face the implications of living the gospel today.  read more »

Concerning Religious Life

The issues at stake in these retreat meditations from Beni Abbes are issues which face all Christians and this book should be of interest to all those who are intent upon answering the call of God in Christ today.  read more »

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

With Paul VIWith Paul VI

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 »