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 »

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 »

My friends the Poor

"This book consists of a seriesof true stories. Each of them has been confided to me, for you, by someone poor. I have demanded no other I.D.' of my heroes. They are hungry, they are marginalized, they are handicapped. They make a living
by working too hard."  read more »

News from Onitsha, (Nigeria)

Fidelis and John Paul are two Nigerian brothers. When they had finished their formation in Cameroon, they went back to Nigeria. They re-opened the fraternity of Onitsha which has remained closed for several years, taken care of by a Protestant friend for the whole period. They have both made their perpetual vows and have lived together for three years.  read more »

letter from Annaba (Algeria)

Armand writes to us from Annaba, a coastal town in the east of Algeria. The fraternity there is already very old. Despite the very hard times that the Christians of Algeria (and also some Moselms) have been through in the last twenty years, Armand does not give up hope and remains very sensitive to every opening that arises within Islam.  read more »