Books by Little brother René Voillaume

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 »

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 »

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 It also includes passages hitherto unpublished from 'Au coeur des Masses'  read more »

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 »