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April 1st, 2016 by admin

2016 Retreat and Conference



JUNE 3, 4, 5 2016

Islam in My Life * Hajja Tijaniyya of the Islamic Society of Boston, Cultural Center

Influences in the life of Charles de Foucauld * Rev Leonard Tighe, Fort Mill, SC

Br Charles in My Own Life * Dr Ciro Piccirillo, Montreal, Canada Co responsible for North American Fraternities

Visual Presentation * Nadine Taylor, Montreal, Canada

Charles de Foucauld, My Inspiration * Mother Olga, Foundress of the Daughters of Our Lady of Nazareth, Quincy, Ma.

Espousal Retreat Center in Waltham, MA

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$200 for the entire weekend

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2016 Retreat Conference

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April 27th, 2015 by admin

Regional Assembly of the North American Fraternities: June 27th in Brooklyn

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of the Brooklyn Fraternities, I would like to remind you that the next Regional Assembly for the North American Fraternities will be held on Saturday, June 27th in Brooklyn, NY. This meeting will be a one-day event and will be held at the Transfiguration Parish where the spirituality of Nazareth has en-rooted itself more than 40 years.

Please see the attached document for many organizational and thematic details. The local organizing committee at Transfiguration asks that you register as groups (fraternities), although individual registrations will be considered.

Onalis will be touching base with everyone regarding housing arrangements for traveling individuals.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

We hope many of you will be able to join us this year. As we approach the much-awaited Centennial of Brother Charles’ death (2016), this annual meeting becomes a wonderful opportunity to invite someone new and discover the meaning of Fraternity.

In brotherly service,

Onalis and Ciro

Brooklyn June 27th

Assembly Registration Form

April 15th, 2015 by admin


DECEMBER 1, 1916-DECEMBER 1, 2016


100 years anniversary of the death of Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Beginning this December 1, 2015 begins a yearlong celebration of the life and death of Blessed Charles of Jesus. Shot to death, December 1, 1916 in the obscure village of Tamanrasset deep in the Sarah of Algeria, it’s hard to believe that someone who died alone could be the founder of 16 religious congregations. His spiritual children are now in every country on earth, and purposely in the most remote and poorest cities and villages.

Joined together, we are asked by the International Association Charles de Foucauld to do everything we can to use this year both for personal growth, and in some way as a country, dioceses, or whatever possible, to share his life and spirituality. The Association asks us to use this year to promote, make known and in any way to bring his life and contemplative spirituality to the attention of our people.

We have no press releases, there is no one who can charge of this endeavor. We are not organized in any way to do this. It would be a wonderful time to use Catholic magazines, newspapers and other media possible. Maybe you know someone who could aid us in this little mission. We know that Pope Francis is doing a wonderful job for the spirituality of Blessed Charles. His message of fraternal love and the rejection of paternalism is so much at the core of who Blessed Charles was.

As we say: no attitude.

Can you, will you in any way join with us the international family of Blessed Charles throughout the world to use this year to share his life with others?

We welcome any comments, or suggestions.

Br Charles Collage