On Saturday 13 May 2017, the new Peter Joseph Triest Psychiatric Centre was inaugurated and consecrated.
General Administration responds to euthanasia vision statement issued by Belgian Brothers of Charity Group
In our capacity of General Administration, we fully disapprove of the vision statement as it goes against the basic principles inherent in the charism of the Congregation.
In the presence of a large gathering, including the Governor of Lomami Province, the new construction projects and the reconstruction work in the Kintu Kimune primary school and the IPRO Kifulo vocational school were inaugurated and consecrated in Kabinda on 4 May 2017.
On Saturday, 11 March 2017 we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Triest House, an initiative for the care of disadvantaged people in the city of Ghent.
During an intimate ceremony at the International Novitiate of the Brothers of Charity in Nairobi, Kenya, 33 postulants received the religious habit from the hands of the Superior General, Bro. René Stockman, and were received as novices in the Congregation.
At the International Novitiate in Tabaco, Philippines, 17 novices professed their first vows in the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity.
On Tuesday 24 January, the new South Campaign, Fracarita Belgium’s annual campaign within the apostolic works of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium, was launched at the Zoete Nood Gods Pyschiatric Centre in Lede. About 220 staff members from our schools and facilities attended and were inspired to develop the campaign for their own target groups.
In Kigoma, in the presence of Superior General and president of Fracarita International and Fracarita Belgium, Bro. René Stockman, the inauguration of the Aqua Lodge Hotel took place. Aqua Lodge is a small hotel with – for the time being – nine fully equipped rooms and a modern conference room, which the Brothers of Charity in Tanzania want to use to generate extra income to support their apostolic activities.
On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity and the local authorities in Shinyanga, Tanzania. This means that the Brothers of Charity got the go-ahead to take over the management of the Buhangija Special Education Boarding School.
On Saturday, 14 January 2017 a new day centre for children with intellectual disability was inaugurated in Tabora, Tanzania.