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The Little Sisters of Jesus were founded in 1939 by a French woman, Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus, who had read the life and writings of Brother Charles. Like him, she wanted to be a disciple of Jesus by witnessing to God's great love for all people by "proclaiming the Gospel with her whole life." read more »
Father Tony Philpot, a close friend of our community for many years and member of the Jesus-Caritas priests' fraternity, one of the groups in the spiritual family of Charles de Foucauld, shared some thoughts on the witness of Brother Charles to a group of little sisters gathered in Rome this year, for a time of renewal and prayer. read more »
This is the story of the arrival of the Little sisters in Bipindi in 1952 and of their friendship with the Bagyeli people of the forest to this day.
Having the true needs of their friends at heart after 46 years the Little sisters left Bipindi for Kribi and now Ngovayang.
When the Bagyeli went to Douala in 1985 to welcome Pope John Paul II they sang this wonderful song:
‘If the Bagyeli have heard the Word of God they cannot move backwards but only forwards and so have a wonderful place at God's side.’ read more »
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 »
I want you to believe that true friendship and profound affection can exist between people who do not follow the same religion,nor come from the same race or social background. read more »
In her passion for unity, Little sister Magdeleine always wanted a
community in Belgrade, among the orthodox,
the religion of the majority of the population and in a
society under a Communist regime.
Our neighbourhood of Peterbos on the outskirts of Bruxelles is made up of 18 blocks, all social housing. read more »
Our community in Istanbul, has had as its focus, from its foundation, to build up links with all the Churches and with people of every faith.
To pray for Unity and to work for Unity have given meaning to our presence here as part of a minority Church in this Muslim country and where the official Christian presence is Orthodox. Special ties of friendship with the Orthodox Patriarchate have been part of everyday living. read more »
Beni Abbes is 'alive' with the life and thought of Brother Charles and it is a place where many people come to draw life from this desert well spring. read more »
Inspired by Brother Charles...