FRATELLI TUTTI

19 Oct 2020

On 4 October, the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Vatican released the 3rd encyclical by Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti (‘all Brothers and Sisters’). Inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis gives us in Fratelli tutti a proposal for a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel. It is a…

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Tools for ex-prisoners

21 Sep 2020

In the Tools to Work workplace in Teteringen (the Netherlands), tools and machines are refurbished and overhauled by expert volunteers, together with people with a distance to the labour market. These quality tools are then delivered on request to project organizations in Africa. Despite restrictions related to Covid-19, Tools to Work has already shipped three…

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General Chapter 2020

21 Sep 2020

From May 18 until June 7, 2020 the General Chapter would initially take place in the Generalate in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Because of the global corona crisis this had to be postponed. The board had hoped to organize the Chapter in November of this year. However, in view of the situation in the various countries…

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Celebrations in Brazil

10 Sep 2020

Belo Horizonte, 29 August 2020 – 60 years of Brother Henrique Matos’ Religious Life and the arrival of the Congregation of Brothers in Brazil. “I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise will always be in my mouth. Taste and see how good the Lord is! Happy is the man who takes refuge…

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Annual Retreat CMM Brazil 2020

31 Jul 2020

Igarapé, Belo Horizonte-Minas Gerais/ 20-25 July 2020 – The corona virus pandemic surprised the world and left us shaken with losses, challenges, doubts and, for now, no answers and solutions. However, we need to have faith and hope in God that better days will come. After all, He is kind, loving and merciful to us. With…

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THE BROTHERS DEPART FROM UDENHOUT

18 Jun 2020

Udenhout, 18 June 2020 – Community De Vuurhaard in Udenhout is being closed. On 17 June there was an official farewell celebration. This took place in private with only few visitors, in accordance with the rules regarding the coronavirus. In July the brothers will move permanently. From 1901 there has been a brotherhouse next to…

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20 YEARS KATHARSIS CHOIR

18 Jun 2020

Tilburg, 18 June 2020 – Middle Choir Katharsis celebrated its 20th anniversary on 17 June 2020. The choir was founded in the year 2000 by Albert van der Woerd in studio Elim in Tilburg, connected to the Elim community of the Brothers CMM. The brothers had started this music studio to stimulate the development of…

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Five novices enter the second year novitiate in Indonesia

22 May 2020

Tomohon, North Sulawesi. Five novices entered the second year novitiate after they finished their first year formation. The novices are Br. Benyamin Pati from the Diocese of Larantuka, Br. Wilhelmus Mendrofa from the Diocese of Sibolga, Br. Gabriel Fatima Soares from the Diocese of Dili, Timor Leste, Br. Januario Sani Quehi from the Diocese of…

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Retreat and First Profession in Pematangsiantar, Indonesia

07 May 2020

Pematangsiantar, Indonesia, April 2020 – The retreat and first professions at the novitiate community in Pematangsiantar, Indonesia, took place at a time when the world is suffering from the Covid-19/corona virus. Almost all regions and countries have imposed restrictions for lock down or advised people to at least stay at home as much as possible….

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