See my people

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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Brother Geoffrey Sinange

I wrote this when I was a first year novice, and I felt it is our task and duty as brothers to share with one another about our various activities in our provinces, regions and communities. Community life It is my pleasure to share with you about our intercongregational novices course. These are courses organized…

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Lawrence Ndonga, Kenya

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God!’” (2 Corinthians 5:20). I consider myself an ambassador of Christ through Brothers CMM and take it upon myself to ensure that I live and spread their values of Mercy wherever I go. It is on…

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Brother Andrea Sifuna, Kenya

Mercy can have many different outward ‘colours’. When we take action where people have suffered injustice, and attempt to bring about changes in situations that violate human dignity, then we are serving justice. When we are honest and straightforward in our relations with one another, then we are serving the truth. When we ourselves assume…

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