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Little Sisters of Jesus: Our Life and Spirituality

Little Sister MagdeleineLittle Sister Magdeleine The Little Sisters of Jesus were founded in 1939 by a French woman, Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus, who had read the life and writings of Brother Charles. Like him, she wanted to be a disciple of Jesus by witnessing to God's great love for all people by "proclaiming the Gospel with her whole life."  read more »

Charles de Foucauld: On being a friend

Br Charles' hospitalityBr Charles' hospitalityFather Tony Philpot, a close friend of our community for many years and member of the Jesus-Caritas priests' fraternity, one of the groups in the spiritual family of Charles de Foucauld, shared some thoughts on the witness of Brother Charles to a group of little sisters gathered in Rome this year, for a time of renewal and prayer.
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Charles de Foucauld, Silent witness for Jesus, 'in the face of Islam'

Originally published as chapter 4 of Catholics in Interreligious Dialogue: Studies in Monasticism, Theology and Spirituality.

Published by Gracewing (2006) UK ISBN 0 85244 640 3, Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916): Silent witness for Jesus 'in the face of Islam',

Edited by Anthony O'Mahony and Peter Bowe, OSB  read more »

Charles de Foucauld: Correspondence with his old school friend Gabriel Tourdes - Extracts

1875 Charles at College in Paris1875 Charles at College in Paris

It is left to the reader to discover in these letters written by Charles de Foucauld to his school friend, Gabriel, the outcome of his long and sometimes painful search for true fulfilment.  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 »

Part of our history: Little Sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Bartholemew

1984  with Patriarch Bartholemew1984 with Patriarch Bartholemew

Patriarch Bartholemew always speaks of Little sister Magdeleine with great love.  read more »


Part of our history: Little sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Athenagoras

1965  with Patriarch Athénagoras1965 with Patriarch Athénagoras

Strong links with the Phanar were built up over the years through a deep friendship between Little sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Athenagoras.  read more »

Contemplatives at the heart of the world

You have only one Model: Jesus. Do not look for another. Like Jesus during his life on earth, make yourself all things to all people.  read more »

Little Sisters of Jesus in Serbia, Belgrade

Consecration of a young monkConsecration of a young monk

In her passion for unity, Little sister Magdeleine always wanted a community in Belgrade, among the orthodox, the religion of the majority of the population and in a society under a Communist regime.

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