Homage to Brother Henrique Matos in Brazil

22 Oct 2021

In Brazil, 15th October is designated as “Teachers’ Day”. On that date several teachers receive awards, messages, applause and other types of honors. Brother Henrique José Matos and two Salesian Fathers received tributes from the Catholic University of Minas (PUC Minas). Brother Henrique (Church Historian) together with two of his colleagues, Father Cleto Caliman, SDB…

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Celebration of St. Vincent De Paul Day in Mosocho, Kenya

28 Sep 2021

St. Vincent de Paul also known as ‘The Apostle of charity’ is a saint of the ancient days. The patron saint of the works of charity was given to the Brothers CMM by our founder Bishop Johannes Zwijsen as an example of service to the poor in our society. Three of our institutions in Kenya/…

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New mission in Zambia

22 Sep 2021

Tilburg, 22 September 2021 – In recent years the brothers have been exploring the possibility of starting a new mission in Zambia. The Bishop of Mansa Diocese was very interested in the work of the brothers, and at the beginning of 2020 the General Board received an official invitation from Bishop Patrick Chisanga, O.F.M. Conv….

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Statue for Padre Eustáquio

21 Sep 2021

On 5 September 2021, after a pontifical eucharist in Aarle-Rixtel (The Netherlands), celebrated by emeritus Bishop Antoon Hurkmans, and in the presence of the Brothers Nicácio Huiskamp and Adriano van den Berg, a statue of Father Eustachius van Lieshout (1890-1943) was unveiled and blessed. He is better known as Padre Eustáquio of the Congregation of…

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A humble donation with a big result

02 Sep 2021

Recently the general board was able to grant a request from St. Vincent Mixed Secondary School in Oyugis and send them a donation from a well-wisher. The money was used to buy a laptop and a projector. In many schools these might be common goods, but not all schools have the financial means to purchase…

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Twelve postulants in Indonesia

02 Sep 2021

Manado. On 25 August 2021, as we celebrated 177 years of the Foundation of Brothers CMM, twelve young men were accepted officially as postulants in the Indonesian province of our congregation. The postulants are Agustinus Pito Meltin, Stefanus Fransisko Fernandes, and Markus Relygion Motong from the Diocese of Larantuka; Fredy Alfyano Mura, Petrus Tuku from…

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Annual Retreat of the Brothers in Timor Leste

02 Sep 2021

The annual retreat of the brothers in Timor Leste took place from 15 to 22 August, 2021, and as usual began with an opening celebration. The Eucharist was presided over by Pastor Venancio Pereira, SJ, who also accompanied the retreat. The retreat was intended for all the brothers in Timor-Leste, but because of government regulations…

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New postulants in Timor Leste

02 Sep 2021

With gratitude and thanks to God for His mercy and love, the brothers in the region Timor Leste  held a Mass of thanksgiving for the founding of the Congregation on 25 August, and also the reception of three postulants: Jose Soares da Silva, Deonisio Abrantes da Costa Gomes, and Jacob Soares Pereira. Prior to their…

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Laudato Si’ Action Platform

15 Jul 2021

  “This too is a season for undertaking prophetic actions. Many young people all over the world are making their voices heard and calling for courageous decisions.  They feel let down by too many unfulfilled promises, by commitments made and then ignored for selfish interests or out of expediency.  The young remind us that the earth is not…

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