See my people

Brother Paul Onyango Onyisi

Brother Paul Onyango Onyisi is from Kenya but has been living and working in Namibia already since 2004. He is the formation leader for the postulants. Together with these boys he explores their vocation, and teaches them the first principles of religious life. This is done by means of catechesis, but also and above all,…

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Brother Hermenegildus Beris

Brother Hermenegildus Beris worked 51 years as a missionary in Namibia. In 2016 he returned to the Netherlands. In Namibia, at the Major Seminary in Windhoek, he lectured a.o. in African Church History, General Church History, Namibian Church History and Patrology. When they could not immediately find a successor to take on those colleges, Brother…

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Brother Willem Beslar

As Brothers CMM we are invited to serve all people without any distinguish and complaining. We serve those who need us.  So, every second and fourth Sunday of the month, Brother Willem Beslar (Manado, Indonesia) serves the sick people in Saint Michael Parish of Manado. He delivers the Holy Communion to the homes of sick…

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Brother Jan Koppens

On Monday, 18 December 2017, Brother Jan Koppens attended the meeting of the Diocesan Laity Council* of the diocese of Den Bosch (the Netherlands). Brother Jan Koppens has been a member of this lay council for 5 years. For the meeting of December 18th he had the honour to give an introduction on the subject…

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Brother Theo Adams

Visually impaired people know the crucial importance of glasses. To be able to see, particularly in darker places, they need more light than healthy people. One can apply this to a spiritual perspective: “The Word came to us. In the Word was life and the life was the light for all people. The light shines…

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Brother Lawrence Obiko

In the Gospel of Mark there is this miraculous story of the feeding of the multitudes with only one basket of bread and fish. In the end, there is abundance. I admire Jesus’ leadership in this situation: he made people sit in smaller groups and in this way created order; the apostles were able to take…

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Brother Athanasius Onyoni

You will remember that if you put a shell on your ears, you can always hear the sea. Good leaders should also be good listeners. They should be able to hear the deeper registers (the sea) in the people they work with. Brother Athanasius Onyoni CMM (Kenya/Namibia)

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Brother Elijah Agilo

Mercy and brotherhood are two key concepts in the charism of the Brothers CMM. Beautiful words. But what happens in the reality of the everyday life of the brothers? That’s what is highlighted in this feature ‘See my people’ (cf. Matthew 9:35-38). Brother Elijah Agilo is an impressive figure. Tall, muscular and distinguished. He looks…

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Brother Paul Onyango Onyisi

Community work: the Namibian Youth Encounter In Namibia we have two major groups for youth. One of them is called the Namibian Youth Encounter, which is a group for university and college students around Namibia. These students come from different African countries. We give them spiritual support. We meet them once a week, every Thursday….

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