A tragedy in Igarapé

10 Jan 2022

Igarapé, Vicente de Paulo Retreat Centre, January 10, 2022. On Saturday, January 8, 2022, the rains that had been punishing our region since the first days of this year intensified. At 2 pm that day, the volume of water in the stream that crosses the site of Retiro Vicente de Paulo rose in a frightening…

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On our way to Zambia!

10 Jan 2022

The start of the new mission of CMM Brothers in Zambia is coming close. As preparation for the start of the new mission the four pioneers will have a retreat together from 18th to the 22nd of January in Kenya. On 25th of January 2022 they depart from Kenya to Zambia. Brother Athanasius, regional superior…

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Merry Christmas

23 Dec 2021

“When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when…

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Mission of Mercy

15 Dec 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new, richly illustrated history of the brothers. The book tells the history of the brothers as the story of a mission of mercy. Mission of Mercy (Missie van barmhartigheid – De Fraters van Zwijsen) is written by Charles van Leeuwen, study secretary of the Congregation. This…

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New provincial board CMM the Netherlands

11 Dec 2021

According to article 201 of part II of our Constitutions, the superior general, Brother Lawrence Obiko, with the consent of the General Board members and after hearing the Provincial Chapter of the province of the Netherlands, has appointed a new provincial board for the province of the Netherlands: Brother Broer Huitema: provincial superior Brother Niek…

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Closing of the general chapter 2021

29 Nov 2021

On 28th of November 2021 the general chapter of the Brothers CMM was closed with a Eucharist celebration in the chapel of the Generalate in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Mass was presided over by Mgr. Gerard de Korte, bishop of ’s-Hertogenbosch. The brothers can look back on a fruitful Chapter, celebrated in an atmosphere of brotherhood,…

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General Board 2021-2027

26 Nov 2021

Today, Friday 26 November 2021, in the chapel of the Generalate of the Brothers CMM, the new General Board for the period 2021-2027 was announced. Brother Lawrence Obiko CMM – superior general Brother Paul Damen CMM – deputy Brother Benyamin T. Robiwala – board member Brother Rikardus Rumangun – board member Brother Damasus Dobat –…

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A word of thanks

23 Nov 2021

On Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 2021, the General Chapter discussed about a  number of important aspects of our life: Apostolate, Formation, Communication and Heritage and Archives. We shared about opportunities and threats, strengths and weaknesses and we formulated recommendations to the new general board and provincial and regional boards with regard to…

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News from the General Chapter

20 Nov 2021

The second week of the General Chapter of the Brothers CMM is almost over. During three long days the members of the Chapter examined the financial situation. What is the state of affairs? How to guarantee a sustainable future for the mission of the Congregation? This tough and complex agenda item was made much more…

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