LBJ in Asia

To each person his 'Dayenu'

Giang was asked to take charge of the formation of young men who enter the Fraternity in his Region. In order to provide this service he agreed to follow a course of "formation for formators". In this newsletter he describes this using the word "Dayenu" ("that would have sufficed for me"). This word is the reply that the Jewish people give during the Passover rite to the enumeration of all the benefits God has provided for his People. To each gift of the Lord they exclaim, "That would have been sufficed for me!" (Dayenu).  read more »

News from Vietnam

Anton is a Vietnamese brother. Through some news, often filled with humour, he tells us about is life as a retired worker, and he shows us the beauty of the countryside he travels through on his visits to family and friends.  read more »

News from Tabriz, Iran

Contemplatives have no external works to fulfil, their 'work' is to love. Normally they are unable to see any measurable, visible results in their lifetime. This is also the case for us, the Little Brothers. However, in faith we are convinced that giving oneself to a group of people in order to love them for themselves can fulfil a life and contribute to the growth of the Kingdom. There are times and situations when this faith becomes particularly demanding. While preparing for the closing of the fraternity of Baba-Baghi, Francois casts an eye over the history of this fraternity and shares with us his feelings, convictions and reflections.  read more »

News from Alampundi, India (2009)

As he says himself in the text that follows, Anand has been in India for almost two decades. He has lived at the fraternity of Alampundi for the whole of this time, and during this period he has shared the life of people affected by suffering. But for a long time one particular environment has attracted him in a special way – the caste of the 'Untouchables' who are now referred to as the Dalit community. Joining them and living with them was impossible for a foreigner. It was mainly because of this that Anand asked for Indian citizenship. After a long and complicated process, he has finally obtained it.  read more »

News from Seoul (Korea)

After having finished my studies in Seoul in the fraternity of Pomun-dong, I have now been in the fraternity of Samsong-ni for seven months. It is in the town of Goyansshi like the north gateway to Seoul. It is there that the road for reunification begins and goes towards the North. On one side of the road there is a village, and on the other a small agglomeration with a school, a bank, a police station, several small shops spaced out, and even a small market, although we do not go there often.  read more »