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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 »

1- In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Introduction

Brother Rene VoillaumeBrother Rene Voillaume

In this series of talks Brother Rene Voillaume, speaks to us as a brother, talking about his life and sharing with us some of his reflections and the insights that have given him light for his life and his searching.  read more »

2- In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Life of Brother Rene (funeral address)

Brother Rene at CepieBrother Rene at Cepie

To begin this series of articles on Brother Rene Voillaume, who was one of the first to take Brother Charles de Foucauld as a guide for living the Gospel, we are including here the words with which Brother Marc Hayet, Prior of the Little Brothers of Jesus, welcomed the people who had gathered for Brother Rene's funeral on May 17, 2003, in the Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence.  read more »