Brother Charles De Foucauld

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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

April 1st, 2015 by admin

Lenten/Easter message for the Fraternities

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We hope this message finds you well as we enter these wonderful days of Holy Week.

On behalf of all regional responsibles of the Americas, Onalis and I would like to share with you the following message ( see attached document).
We would also like to announce that the next Regional Meeting (one day) will be held on Saturday, June 27th in Brooklyn, NY. Onalis will be providing us all with organizational and thematic details very shortly.

May God illuminate our way as we follow the steps of Br Charles.
In brotherly service,
Onalis and Ciro

Lent Message - English

December 1st, 2014 by admin

Feast of Blessed Charles of Jesus

En ce jour, nous commémorons le témoignage évangélique du Fr. Charles… Que le Seigneur éclaire nos pas sur notre route vers le Nazareth de nos vies…

On this day, we remember the evangelical witness of Br. Charles … May God enlighten our paths as we walk towards the Nazareth of our lives…

Unions de prières et bonne journée à tous,
Unione di preghiere e buona giornata a tutti,
المتحدة في الصلاة ، ويوم جيد للجميع ،
United in prayer, and good day to all,
Unión de oraciones y buenos días a todos,

Frank O’Sullivan (Boston), Onalis Hernandez (Brooklyn: newly elect 2014-2018, in replacement of the former [F.O.]), Ciro Piccirillo (Montréal)

co-responsables, North American Lay Fraternities of Charles de Foucauld
co-responsables, Fraternités séculières Charles de Foucauld en Amériques du nord