Little Brothers of Jesus

Pope Francis and Charles de Foucauld - 100th anniversary and the Synod on the Family

Charles with Ouksem in FranceCharles with Ouksem in FranceA collection of texts assembled by the Little Brothers of the Gospel and the Little Brothers of Jesus on the occasion of the Anniversary of the 100 years from his death - a message that is always actual.
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1-Charles de Foucauld: 'I lost my heart to Jesus of Nazareth'

Holy Family at Nazareth by Brother CharlesHoly Family at Nazareth by Brother CharlesA series of talks given by Br Mark Hayet on the life of Nazareth, a key intuition of Br Charles.
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A summary of Rene Page's life

This text describes the life and death of Rene Page, our former Prior, who died in Ramonville (near Toulouse), 06/02/2010. It was written by Michel, who lived with Rene as his Assistant when Rene was Prior (1966-1978) , and later lived with him in Toulouse until the end.  read more »

Growing old, what does that mean for me? -London

The fraternity in London has existed since 1973. It has changed its face and location several times. Thierry has lived there from the beginning. He has worked mainly at L'Arche, an institution that welcomes and works with handicapped people. Today Thierry lives near this community where he continues to provide a service in line with his abilities.  read more »

Old age

This is a part of a larger text entitled "Age of retirement, Old age, Illness" presented by the commission for formation which the Chapter of Bangalore (2008) asked to be available separately  read more »

Nazareth weekend with Little Brother Marc

"I lost my heart to Jesus of Nazareth”

I was invited to speak about “Nazareth”. Of course this is a central theme in the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld: like Brother Charles we were all seduced by the “human face of God at Nazareth” as Emmanuel Asi says. So I guess that nothing new will come out, but it is always important to come back to the source and drink fresh water.

My presentation will have 3 points:

- to look at how Charles de Foucauld’s conception of Nazareth evolved;

- to go through the Gospel and see what does that mean for Jesus to be a man of Nazareth;

- some fundamental attitudes to enter into the dynamic of Nazareth.  read more »

A slice of Life in Cuba

A slice of life - Cuba
from Raudel in Havana

Raudel, a young brother from Cuba (Havana) talks about his life and work in the neighbourhood of the fraternity, and the young people around him who have to survive without money or work.  read more »

Hello from Douala (Cameroon)

Two young brothers live in Douala, a large town in the south of Cameroon. It is a life marked by poverty, unemployment and also by a form of violence. Rene and Pius tell us about their first impact in the neighbourhood and their work.  read more »