Cry for Justice

A Way of Love-Learn about the Lay Fraternity of Brother Charles

An updated leaflet giving the main outline of the spirituality of members of the Lay Fraternity of Blessed Brother Charles of Jesus.
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The Legacy of Charles de Foucauld

Site initiated in USA but with world wide links, news and information on the life and spirituality of blessed Charles de Foucauld.  read more »

Archives: Pope Benedict in Nazareth 2009

Sea of GalileeSea of Galilee

During his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories in May 2009 Pope Benedict makes this passionate appeal from Nazareth at the time of his departure:  read more »

Be kind and compassionate

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Be kind and compassionate and do not be insensitive to any misery. See Jesus in all people...
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This peace is the one your love gives

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What is this peace, different from that which the world gives? This peace is the one your love gives ... a peace greater than suffering, not a peace without war, but a peace in spite of war, during war, above war, the peace of the soul, having, through love, its whole life in heaven and thus enjoying the peace of heaven in spite of everything which may happen on earth around it and against it.
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The suffering members of Jesus’ body

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Have a love that goes with special preference towards the humble and the poor, remembering that it is directly to Jesus that the smallest act of kindness and love is addressed when it is done to the least among his brothers and sisters. Welcome them with respect and love, be all the more considerate towards them, for they are the suffering members of Jesus’ body.
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We must stand up for the rights of our neighbour

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We must stand up for the rights of our neighbour who is suffering from injustice; we must defend them all the more vigorously because we see Jesus present in them. Surely this is our duty because of our love for others for his sake. We have no right to be 'sleeping watchmen' or dumb watch-dogs. Whenever we see evil we must sound the alarm.
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When an injustice is being done

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When an injustice is being done to someone and there is something they can do to help, the brothers and sisters will not stand by idly, but will say or do all they can to help. Behind masks and outward appearances, they will see in everyone an inexpressibly sacred being in whom Jesus lives.
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We must imitate Jesus

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We must imitate Jesus by doing our life's work for people's salvation in such a way that the word 'Jesus' - 'Saviour' - is the perfect expression of what we are, just as it signifies perfectly what he is.
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