Little Brothers of Jesus

Bread, Liberty and Human Dignity, in Cairo -January 2011

I write you these lines while we, the Egyptian people, are going through difficult times. I write to you, with my heart bleeding for this beautiful country: these things needed to happen to waken the country from its slumber.  read more »

Retired from work, but life is very full

Detroit has been known for decades as the capital and centre of the automobile industry.
The fraternity here dates from 1963. The first brothers moved into one of the black neighbourhoods which was, in 1967, at the centre of bloody and destructive riots by the black population. Today the fraternity is in a neighbourhood with a mainly Hispanic and Spanish-speaking population.  read more »

Some steps, on the road to Emmaus

My name is Joseph and I am from Vietnam. There are nine of us brothers and sisters in my family, my parents are farmers. We are a happy family, on the whole. At present, I live in the fraternity. To get here, I have been through some highs and lows in my life. Thinking about it again, it’s like the return to the country of the two Emmaus disciples.Emmaus, He is with usEmmaus, He is with us  read more »

A glimpse of my life in Setubal

Setubal is in Portugal on the Atlantic coast south of Lisbon. It was in 1967 that two student brothers, Henrique and Domingo, arrived there. Thanks to the parish priest, they went to a slum area on the side of the hill that overlooks the town. Bonds of friendship were created, and in 1974, when the people of the area organised themselves to build proper homes after the fall of the dictatorship, the fraternity was integrated into it. About 300 families live there now. And that is where Luis and Henrique live; Luis works at the Higher Polytechnic Institute.  read more »

About 'the New Evangelisation'

Reflection on the particular contribution of the consecrated life to the 'New Evangelisation'  read more »

"You have some new messages"

After his twelve years of service to the General Fraternity, Marc has gone back to Lille where he lived before that. He is in fraternity with a group of four young brothers who are studying theology. Last November, Marc found a job. Here he describes his first impressions and his first encounters. What does one say when God is silent? Invisible but present, He sends us message after message.  read more »

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 »

Doesn't a Little Brother do anything? -Vienna

Because of its geographical position, during the Cold War Austria found itself between two 'blocks' that confronted one another. Its neutrality was well known. Because if this Vienna was a place for contacts and was a true crossroads for peoples and ideas. And it is so still today, even more, in the globalised world. The fraternity of Vienna has existed for thirty years. Herbert has lived there from the beginning. He recently, he retired from work.  read more »

Twinning of the fraternities of Vitrolles (France) and Foumban (Cameroon)

After his election as Prior at the Chapter of Bangalore in October 2008, Herve Janson had to leave his fraternity of Foumban (Cameroon) in order to move to Brussels. He asked for a brother to go and strengthen this fraternity. Patrice Tassel, from the fraternity of Vitrolles (France), who is retired, agreed to go. He has some understanding of Cameroon because four brothers who have spent more than 40 years in Central Africa now live in the fraternity of Vitrolles.  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 »