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April 15th, 2015 by admin

HOW CAN YOU USE THE CENTENNIAL YEAR TO SHARE BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD???

DECEMBER 1, 1916-DECEMBER 1, 2016

Centennial

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

September 9th, 2014 by admin

Documento de Venezuela

A todas las Fraternidades: Enviamos el documento de la Fraternidad de Venezuela, que es el primero que tenemos como aporte, de las presentaciones, realidades y reflexiones de los paises que participaremos en el Encuentro Continental.
Es muy valioso. Les proponemos que todas las fraternidades lo vayan leyendo y a la vez nos vayan enviando los documentos de cada Nacion, asi llegamos al Encuentro, rezando y conociendo, algo de las realidades de nuestros hermanos. y palpitando las diversidades.
Es muy importante y necesario que en cada encuentro Nacional, previo al de febrero de 2015, todos elaboremos un documento para la construccion – reflexion de nuestras miradas, sobre el tema del APORTE DE LOS LAICOS EN LA IGLESIA Y LA SOCIEDAD!!!

Les reiteramos el pedido que nos envíen el listado de los participantes, sus edades, y datos que les parezcan significativos…por ejemplo si en una delegación, van 5 y tres de ellos son docentes, van a tener una mirada especifica sobre la educación…y podamos asi….facilitarle a la Fraternidad de Venezuela, la organización de los cuartos, los grupos, etc…
MUCHAS GRACIAS!! por todo y no duden en consultar o pedir lo que sea necesario.
A los responsables nacionales y regionales, les pedimos que se mantengan conectados, para articular tareas…
un abrazo fraterno
Adriana y Luis

¡¡¡SALUDOS FRATERNOS PARA TODOS Y TODAS!!!
EL DIOS DE LA VIDA Y DEL AMOR NOS ACOMPAÑE SIEMPRE EN FAMILIA, Y EN COMUNIDAD.
A TRAVÉS DE ESTE MEDIO ENVÍO EL RESUMEN GENERAL DEL ENCUENTRO NACIONAL DE FRATERNIDAD LAICA EN VENEZUELA, REALIZADO EN BOJO DEL 21 AL 24 DE JUNIO-2014,DICHO RESUMEN ES EL APORTE PARA EL ENCUENTRO CONTINENTAL-2015,COMO ACORDAMOS CON FERNANDO PORTILLO EN EL AÑO 2013 CUANDO NOS PROPUSO PLANTEAR ALGÚN TEMA PARA DICHO ENCUENTRO.
SE LES AGRADECE LEER Y ESPERAMOS SU PUNTO DE VISTA AL RESPECTO.
SEGUIMOS EN CONTACTO
ABRAZOS DE FIDELINA
VENEZUELA

 

Translation:

To all Fraternities:  We send the document from the Venezuelan Fraternity, which is the first we have as contribution to the presentations, realities, and reflections from the participating countries of the Continental Assembly.  It is very valuable.  We propose that all fraternities begin to read and at the same time send us documents from each nation, this way we will arrive to the assembly, in prayer and knowing something about the realities of our brothers and our vibrant diversity.

It is very important and necessary that in each National Assembly, prior to the one on February 2015, we create a document for the construction – reflection of our views on the theme “Contributions of the Laity to  Church and Society”!!!

We reiterate our request for you to send your list of participants, their ages, and details that you feel are significant, for example if your group has 5 members and 3 are teachers, they will have a specific perspective on education… and in this way we can facilitate for the Venezuelan Fraternity the organization of rooms, groups, etc…

Thank you  very much for everything and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

To the national and regional responsibles, we ask that you maintain communication to delegate tasks…

A fraternal embrace

Adriana and Luis

 

!!!Fraternal greetings to all!!!

May the God of life and love accompany us always in family and community.

Through this medium I send the General Summary of the Venezuelan Lay Fraternity National Assembly that occurred in Bojo from the 21st to the 24th of June 2014.  This summary is the contribution to the Continental Assembly of 2015.  As we agreed with Fernando Portillo in the year 2013 when he proposed the planning of such theme for this assembly. 

We thank you for reading it and await your perspective and opinions.

We will remain in contact

Greetings from Fidelina

Venezuela

Venezuelan Fraternity Document PDF Download