CMM Jubilee Year

24 Sep 2018

On 25 August 1844, the very first brother CMM started his noviciate; since then this day has been celebrated as the foundation day of the Congregation. On 25 August 2019, the Congregation will celebrate its 175-year jubilee. The CMM Year of Jubilee will be a year of celebrations, commemorations, encounters and special activities.

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Encounter of the Vincentian Family in Brazil

01 Jul 2019

From 20 to 23 June, 45 people from various branches of the Vincentian Family from all over Brazil gathered in São Paulo. The participants represented the Congregation of the Mission, the Daughters of Charity, the Sisters of the Servants of the Poor of Gysegen, the Congregation of Religious of St. Vincent de Paul, the Society…

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“What do I want with my life?”

01 Jul 2019

Tomohon, June 2019 – From 24 to 29 June 2019, twenty-one brothers from the communities in Manado, Tomohon and Palu had their yearly retreat in Panti Semadi, Tomohon. The purpose of this retreat is to deepen the spirituality of our congregation. This year, the brothers reflected on the question: “What should I do with my…

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Rugby as peacemaker in Kenyan prison

17 Jun 2019

If you think of rugby, you might picture it as a hard sport with nasty tackles, but in fact rugby is a fair and controlled sport par excellence. Tactics and technique play an important role, and solidarity and respect for the opponent are very important values. Rugby has a positive contribution to the prison world….

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Celebrating 25 years jubilee of five brothers in Indonesia

04 Jun 2019

Along with the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus to Heaven on 30 May 2019, the Brothers CMM of the Province of Indonesia gratefully celebrated a historic day in the Congregation. The Brothers Agustinus Abi, Bruno Bua Maing, Cyprianus Angkadai, Rufinus N. Ndruru, and Silvino Freitas Belo celebrated their 25-years jubilee of religious…

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Sheltering the Homeless

29 May 2019

On August 25, 1844 Bishop Joannes Zwijsen founded the congregation of the Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The Brothers CMM will celebrate the 175th anniversary of their foundation with several events throughout the year 2019. One of these activities is the project ‘Sheltering the Homeless’.   The motto of…

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Brothers and ambassadors visit Huruma Orphanage Center

28 May 2019

Urambo, Tanzania, 19 May 2019 – On 19 May the Brothers Paul Orobi, Joseph Mdunge and Francis Ogero together with 5 ambassadors WWB from Tanzania visited the Huruma Orphanage Center Urambo in Tanzania. Br. Paul: “We are all created in the image of God, and by playing and singing together with these young people we…

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First professions in Indonesia

09 May 2019

On April 26, 2019, five novices took their first temporary vows: the brothers Trivosa Siby, Paulus Benediktus Prawin, and Yohanes Kristoforus Andianus from Indonesia, and the brothers Eurico De Fatima Amaral and Dos Santos Pires from East Timor. The festive event took place in Pematang Siantar, Indonesia. The theme of the feast was “Cast your…

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Learning mercy and brotherhood in school: as the twig is bent the tree is inclined

12 Apr 2019

Gleno-Laula Region, Timor Leste, 11 April 2019 A school named ‘Mother of Mercy’ Since 2008, the brothers in Timor Leste run a school in Gleno named ESTVC-MM (Catholic Vocational Technical Secondary School ‘Mater Misericordia’). This school is a technical school with two majors, namely  IT and tourism. In the year 2019 there are 101 students….

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CMM General Assembly 2019

20 Feb 2019

Tilburg, 20 February, 2019 – According to article 143 of part II of the CMM Constitutions, at least two general assemblies are held within the six-year term of the board. The first general assembly of the board period 2014-2020 was held in 2016. From 18 February to 3 March 2019, the members of the General…

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