friendship

Bruxelles, Peterbos

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Our neighbourhood of Peterbos on the outskirts of Bruxelles is made up of 18 blocks, all social housing.  read more »

Little Sisters of Jesus in Turkey, friendship in an ecumenical context.

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Our community in Istanbul, has had as its focus, from its foundation, to build up links with all the Churches and with people of every faith.

To pray for Unity and to work for Unity have given meaning to our presence here as part of a minority Church in this Muslim country and where the official Christian presence is Orthodox. Special ties of friendship with the Orthodox Patriarchate have been part of everyday living.  read more »

Part of our history, Among the Tapirapé Indians

Marcos Xako’iapari, our great friend, the great spiritual leader of the Tapirapé Indians died in March 2006. His people paid him tribute with much ritual singing and dancing asking that his spirit may take the right path and that he may not be afraid in his new life there where he would be.

Who was Marcos?  read more »


How good I must be towards others

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Since you are so good to me, how good I must be towards others. And then, since you want to be my Father and the Father of all people, how truly I must have for every person, however wicked, the sentiments of a loving brother.
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Be loving, gentle, humble, with all human-beings

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Be loving, gentle, humble, with all human-beings. This is what we have learned from Jesus, not to be aggressive towards anyone. Jesus taught us to go out like lambs among wolves.
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Pray God that I may really be a brother to all

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The constructions are called khaoua, or brotherhood, for khaouia Carlo means universal brother. Pray God that I may really be a brother to all the souls of this country. I have had a most affectionate reception from the military of all ranks, and the people, too have received me perfectly. I make as many contacts as I can with them.
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Have that tender care that expresses itself in the little things

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Have that tender care that expresses itself in the little things that are like a balm for the heart... With our neighbours go into the smallest details, whether it is a question of health, of consolation, of prayerfulness, or of need. Console and ease the pain of others through the tiniest of attentions. Be as tender and attentive towards those whom God puts on our path, as a brother towards brother or as a mother for her child. As much as possible be an element of consolation for those around us, as soothing balm, as our Lord was towards all those who drew near to him.
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The people come at all hours

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Each night a number of soldiers come to the chapel for their evening prayers... The people come at all hours to ask for alms, while others come to pay friendly calls. God seems to have wanted to make the road to the chapel a familiar one.
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When an injustice is being done

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When an injustice is being done to someone and there is something they can do to help, the brothers and sisters will not stand by idly, but will say or do all they can to help. Behind masks and outward appearances, they will see in everyone an inexpressibly sacred being in whom Jesus lives.
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Immerse yourself deeply among people

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Immerse yourself deeply among people by sharing their life, through friendship and love. Give yourself to them completely like Jesus who came to serve and not to be served; you too become one with them. Then you will be like leaven which must lose itself in the dough to make it rise.  read more »