Brother Charles De Foucauld

North American Jesus Caritas Communities
November 27th, 2014

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. May your festivities in your respective families be filled with love and joy. A great prelude to the wonderful upcoming advent season.

I wanted to take this opportunity to express my most heartfelt thank you for the nourishing encounter at our annual Tabor meeting in Tarrytown this past weekend. I hope the meeting was as nourishing for you as it was for me. Thank you for the sharing, the trust, and the warm, fraternal companionship. I hope your return home was smooth and joyful. As is the case after everyone of our meetings, I remain deeply moved and grateful for the experience of Nazareth which unites us. I continue to meditate on our fraternal exchanges and on His hidden and transforming presence in each of our lives. Upside or downside: He is undoubtedly there in our hearts as we make our way in life. Let’s rejoice for this.

I would like to thank Onalis for her generosity and willingness to serve our larger community as co-responsible for the next 4 years. I truly look forward to working with my “hermanita”. Her experience in the midst of the Brooklyn Fraternities over the years will truly serve her well throughout her mandate as our greater Frat community faces the hopes and challenges of this world.

On this wonderful day of celebration for all my American brothers and sisters, I would also like to thank Frank for all that he has done in recent years for the Fraternities. His leadership and quality of Presence has marked us all, and given us the peaceful and valuable guidance that our community needed. Thanks to him, we have grown in so many ways. On a personal note, thank you Brother Frank, for allowing me to lean on you, oh! so many times. Now, don’t burn the turkey!

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