ASIA

News from Tabriz, Iran

Contemplatives have no external works to fulfil, their 'work' is to love. Normally they are unable to see any measurable, visible results in their lifetime. This is also the case for us, the Little Brothers. However, in faith we are convinced that giving oneself to a group of people in order to love them for themselves can fulfil a life and contribute to the growth of the Kingdom. There are times and situations when this faith becomes particularly demanding. While preparing for the closing of the fraternity of Baba-Baghi, Francois casts an eye over the history of this fraternity and shares with us his feelings, convictions and reflections.  read more »

News from Alampundi, India (2009)

As he says himself in the text that follows, Anand has been in India for almost two decades. He has lived at the fraternity of Alampundi for the whole of this time, and during this period he has shared the life of people affected by suffering. But for a long time one particular environment has attracted him in a special way – the caste of the 'Untouchables' who are now referred to as the Dalit community. Joining them and living with them was impossible for a foreigner. It was mainly because of this that Anand asked for Indian citizenship. After a long and complicated process, he has finally obtained it.  read more »

A tale from Alampundi, India

I am sharing with you something I learned from Krishnan, a friend of ours since the first days of the Alampundi Fraternity.  read more »

Part of our History: Meeting of the Patriarchs, Istanbul

A historical event took place in Istanbul, at the Phanar, the seat of the Patriarchate in October 2008 - the encounter of the Patriarchs and of the other heads of Orthodox churches, who visited Turkey in the spirit of St. Paul.  read more »

Work at home

Gonez at homeGonez at home

For the first time I find myself staying at home to keep house. For me it means living another aspect of Nazareth: cooking, shopping, cleaning.  read more »

News from Seoul (Korea)

After having finished my studies in Seoul in the fraternity of Pomun-dong, I have now been in the fraternity of Samsong-ni for seven months. It is in the town of Goyansshi like the north gateway to Seoul. It is there that the road for reunification begins and goes towards the North. On one side of the road there is a village, and on the other a small agglomeration with a school, a bank, a police station, several small shops spaced out, and even a small market, although we do not go there often.  read more »

Tin-Shui-Wai, our Community in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Jan 2006 unity weekHong Kong Jan 2006 unity week

Our Community is only a year and three months old!  read more »

Macau our Nazareth

Macao: China and Portugal go hand in hand!Macao: China and Portugal go hand in hand!

Next year will be the tenth anniversary of Macau being once again part of mainline China.

The development of the tourist industry and especially gambling, with 30 working casinos has led to the financial expansion of the Territory. The centre of Macao now belongs to the world cultural heritage.  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 »