Little Brothers of Jesus

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 »

Life in Cairo (Egypt)

For some time a number of brothers have written to me asking what I have been up to since leaving the General Fraternity  read more »

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 »

Life, seen as "underside" of history

This year the Fraternity of the Little Brothers of Jesus celebrates sixty years of presence in Chile. Benito has lived there for about thirty years.  read more »

What is at the heart of the vocation of the Little Brothers of Jesus?

A recent process has asked the different regions in the Fraternity to express themselves on their charism.
It’s surprising to see how, from varied milieus, experiences and very diverse expressions, some marks of this portrait come out everywhere with force.  read more »