Due to the COVID-19-pandemia several religious professions had to be postponed. During the last visit of the Superior General, Bro. René Stockman, to Rwanda and Burundi, four novices who had followed the novitiate formation in the Philippines could pronounce their first profession and one brother of DR Congo, student in Burundi, could pronounce his final vows.Details
On Saturday, 13 February 2021, seven brothers made their perpetual profession of vows as members of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania.
Their profession had already been planned for last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now finally, during the visit of the Superior General to the region, these brothers were able to commit themselves to the Congregation forever.
Who are the Brothers of Charity?
The Brothers of Charity are an international religious congregation with a strong commitment to various social issues.
From their foundation in 1807, the Brothers of Charity took on their mission in society: organize education and provide care for children, adolescents, and adults. They always sided with those who found no response to their request for help elsewhere.
As a result, the Brothers of Charity grew into a large congregational organization of brothers and lay staff members.
The Brothers of Charity have convent communities and initiatives in 30 countries around the world. They are most strongly represented in Africa and Asia.