history

1- In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Introduction

Brother Rene VoillaumeBrother Rene Voillaume

In this series of talks Brother Rene Voillaume, speaks to us as a brother, talking about his life and sharing with us some of his reflections and the insights that have given him light for his life and his searching.  read more »

2- In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Life of Brother Rene (funeral address)

Brother Rene at CepieBrother Rene at Cepie

To begin this series of articles on Brother Rene Voillaume, who was one of the first to take Brother Charles de Foucauld as a guide for living the Gospel, we are including here the words with which Brother Marc Hayet, Prior of the Little Brothers of Jesus, welcomed the people who had gathered for Brother Rene's funeral on May 17, 2003, in the Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence.  read more »

Part of our history: Pope Benedict visits Istanbul

Bridge uniting Europe and Asia over the BosphorusBridge uniting Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus

This letter written from Turkey on the occasion of the visit of Benedict XVI to Istanbul presents a positive outlook for Ecumenism and inter-faith diologue'.  read more »

Part of our History: Little Sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Bartholemew

1984  with Patriarch Bartholemew1984 with Patriarch Bartholemew

Patriarch Bartholemew always speaks of Little sister Magdeleine with great love.  read more »


Part of our History: Little sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Athenagoras

1965  with Patriarch Athénagoras1965 with Patriarch Athénagoras

Strong links with the Phanar were built up over the years through a deep friendship between Little sister Magdeleine and Patriarch Athenagoras.  read more »

Part of our History: Life in Iscos

Iscos our houseIscos our house

The Little sisters of Peru had hoped for a very long time to return to the Andes among the Quechua people.


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Part of our History, News from Villiers-le-Bel, among the Romanies,

The community of Villiers-le Bel opened in September 1998 with the aim of being in contact with the Romanies who had left Roumania to settle on the outskirts of Paris.  read more »

Part of our history, Among the Tapirapé Indians

Marcos Xako’iapari, our great friend, the great spiritual leader of the Tapirapé Indians died in March 2006. His people paid him tribute with much ritual singing and dancing asking that his spirit may take the right path and that he may not be afraid in his new life there where he would be.

Who was Marcos?  read more »


Part of our History: Life among the Toubou and the Kerboubou Tuareg of Niger

Little sister Ria Christine from Holland lived in Niger for twenty-six years. She lived with the Toubous nomads for eighteen years and then among the Tuareg in Kerboubou for eight years.


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