Ambassadors of a Worldwide Brotherhood

01 Jun 2023

The concern of our congregation is especially directed towards youth. Through education, but also through other forms of guidance, we want to help these young people find their way in the world of tomorrow. Since 2008, an international youth movement has been active around the brothers under the name ‘Ambassadors of a Worldwide Brotherhood’ (WWB)….

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Workshop CMM History in Kenya

05 May 2023

Twenty brothers from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, led by study secretary Charles van Leeuwen, participated in a workshop on the history of the Congregation of Brothers CMM. The workshop took place in Nakuru, from 9 to 15 April 2023. ‘This workshop is a form of empowerment. Seeing where we have come from as a…

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Renewal of vows in Kawambwa, Zambia

05 May 2023

It is a common practice for temporary professed brothers in our congregation to renew their vows before they expire. This practice is a good and holy one in that the brothers constantly renew their dedication to God in their vocation. Through Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion we were given over to God for His service. We…

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100 years CMM in Indonesia

26 Apr 2023

On 21 May 1923, the first community of the CMM brothers in Indonesia was opened, in Padang, West Sumatra. This year, the Province of Indonesia is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  This, of course, will be celebrated grandly. The main celebrations will take place in and around the communities of Lembata, Balige, and Manado. On May…

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To school every day

10 Mar 2023

Period poverty Sanitary towels are expensive, and like the physical discomfort itself, the costs recur every month. As a result, many girls and women in Kenya cannot afford hygiene products and resort to alternatives that do not always protect very well. These solutions often leak through, putting the girls and women in embarrassing situations. As…

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A warm reunion in Namibia

06 Mar 2023

In November 2022, Brother Hermenegildus Beris CMM received an invitation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of St Charles Lwanga Major Seminary in Windhoek, Namibia on 30 January 2023. Brother Hermenegildus chaired the committee that prepared the launch of this institute in 1996. The seminary was opened in January 1997. Over the past 25 years, he…

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The environment is our home

02 Mar 2023

On February 18, 2023, the Ambassadors of Worldwide Brotherhood (WWB) in Timor Leste organized a cleanup event in one of the most famous tourist attractions in the capital city, the Cristo Rei area of Dili. The 27-meter-tall Christ statue was erected in 1996 to symbolize the then 27 provinces of Indonesia during the occupation period,…

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VFEC meeting in Rome, Pope Francis blesses Sheltering

15 Nov 2022

From 7th to 11th November 2022, the Executive Committee of the International Vincentian Family (VFEC),  came together in Rome for their annual meeting.  The meeting was presided by Father Tomaž Mavrič, CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission. Br. Lawrence Obiko CMM, superior general of the Brothers CMM, and Br. Broer Huitema CMM…

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