history

Part of our History, Among the Korokane Romanies from Kosovo

We have been six months here in Crotone seeking to learn, to make friends, to understand and to be understood among this group of Muslim Romanies.  read more »

Part of our history, Prior Velho No 1

This is a story about the struggle of immigrants in the neighbourhood of Prior Velho to find housing and security.  read more »


Part of our History: Arusha International Meeting in May 2006

Arusha  2006 with the English Lay CommunityArusha 2006 with the English Lay Community

Delegates from all over the world came to Arusha in May 2006 for the international meeting of the Br Charles Community.  read more »

Part of our History: The story of a friendship with the Bagyeli in the Cameroons

This is the story of the arrival of the Little sisters in Bipindi in 1952 and of their friendship with the Bagyeli people of the forest to this day.

Having the true needs of their friends at heart after 46 years the Little sisters left Bipindi for Kribi and now Ngovayang.

When the Bagyeli went to Douala in 1985 to welcome Pope John Paul II they sang this wonderful song:

‘If the Bagyeli have heard the Word of God they cannot move backwards but only forwards and so have a wonderful place at God's side.’  read more »

7 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Brother Rene Voillaume and the Second Vatican Council

With Paul VIWith Paul VI

Brother Marc writes: 'There is a whole aspect of the life of Rene Voillaume that was not very well known by the brothers and sisters, and that was his work as a theologian and the influence of his writings on the work of the Vatican Council. Father Georges Cottier, a Dominican, has agreed to tell us about it. At the present time he is the theologian at the Pontifical House. At the end of the 1950's he was at the Dominican Studium in Saint Maximin, in Provence (France).It was there that he got to know the brothers and became a friend of Rene Voillaume.'  read more »

6 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Brother Rene Voillaume and Little sister Magdeleine

Brother Rene and Little sister MagdeleineBrother Rene and Little sister Magdeleine

'Fifty years of close collaboration', is the title that Little Sister Annie, of the Little Sisters of Jesus, gave to the text that follows. What she wrote expresses the facts very well, but does not take account of the deep and reciprocal affection which, over this long period, linked Father Voillaume to the Little Sisters. This was also brought out into the light by the fraternal attention and female sensitivity with which they helped him during his last years. We will never be able to thank them sufficiently.  read more »

4 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Landmarks

Brother Rene relates his journey as a Little Brother and his role in the foundations within the spiritual family.
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