René Voillaume

In the Midst of Men, Seeds of the Desert 2 - the Legacy of Charles de Foucauld

The pursuit of the dual goal - presence to God and
presence to man - is the theme around which Rene Voillaume has
chosen this series of reflections. Originally part of a larger work,
published in French under the title, Au Coeur des Masses: La Vie
religieuse des Petits Freres du Pere de Foucauld, this is the second such
selection to be published in this form.  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 »

The need for Contemplation

To many, contemplation is something reserved for the monk in
his cell or for the hermit who has turned aside from the humdrum of
everyday living.

This book dispels that myth by showing how vital contemplation
is for the life of prayer of each one of us.  read more »

The truth will make you free

The central concern of this book is the liberation of man. It
consists of a series of letters written by Rene Voillaume while
travelling the world to the Little Brothers and Little Sisters of
Charles de Foucauld in which he sets out his understanding 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 »

Christian Vocation

In the intelligible and unsentimental style which Rene Voillaume has made his own, this book takes the form of a series of authentically contemplative meditations on the true meaning and nature of the Christian vocation.  read more »

Brothers of Men, Letters to the Little Brothers

The vocation of the Little Brothers and Sisters of Jesus is to share the life of ordinary people, to exercise an apostolate of religious presence in the world.

This book is a selection of letters that Father Voillaume wrote to the Fraternities (the communities of the Brothers) all over the world, together with notes he wrote about their life, as he went on his travels to visit them.  read more »

Abodes of God, the Church, Our Lady

This book consists of two talks given by Father
Voillaume on 'The Church' and 'Our Lady' as 'Dwelling places of God.'

Brother Rene writes: The work of transforming the world, which is more necessary today than ever, will never command the sincerity, the gentleness and the effectiveness it needs unless it is inspired by the mysteries of the faith that are most deeply rooted in our human flesh: Mary, the Church and the Cross.  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 »