René Voillaume

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 »

From Jesus Caritas Trial edition 1958. An Apostolate of Friendship

Jesus Caritas October 1958Jesus Caritas October 1958

A talk delivered extempore at Sao Paulo, Brazil, by the Prior of the Little Brothers of Jesus.  read more »

The Prayer of the Poor

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Brother Rene Voillaume writes: Each time I find myself either at the Holy Sepulchre or here in the Garden of Olives, I feel obsessed by the mission of prayer which is that of our fraternities, its importance for each Little Brother and Sister.

In my letter from Mar-Elias I have already commented on how our prayer, must be the prayer of the poor, of those who strain and suffer. Yet, I cannot refrain from returning to the subject: I have something more to say to you tonight.  read more »

The Secret Work of Love

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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 »

Seeds of the Desert, Like Jesus at Nazareth

This book by Brother Rene Voillaume contains selections from his earlier book of the same title and provides a study of Brother Charles and of the Nazareth-centred spirit of the religious life he envisaged. It also includes passages hitherto unpublished from 'Au coeur des Masses'  read more »

The Living God.

The theme of the following meditations is the personality of Jesus Christ, Son of man and Son of God. These talks were given to the Little sisters of Jesus in Rome but concern directly the Christian life of every baptised person.  read more »

Follow Me, the Call to the Religious Life Today

Follow Me is a sequel to 'Concerning Religious Life, a Retreat at Beni-Abbes' The talks on which the book is based were originally given to a group of young people, about to embark on the religious life following the life and example of Charles de Foucauld.  read more »

Source of Life, the Eucharist and Christian Living

Rene Voillaume was invited to Taize to address an
ecumenical gathering of catholics and protestants, on the place of the
Eucharist in Christian life today: this book is made up of the talks he
gave.

It is a powerful testimony to the vital part the
Eucharist plays in the life of the author. The pages are self-evidently
the product of a man for whom Christ in the Eucharist is nothing less
than all.  read more »