On 15 October 2019, it was exactly 90 years ago that the first Brothers of Charity from the Netherlands arrived in Indonesia. This occasion was solemnly commemorated by the Rama Sandjaja region in Wonosobo.
On 11 October 2019, the Dr. Guislain Museum and Janssen Research & Development, LLC named The Live Love Laugh Foundation the 2019 winner of the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. The award honors The Live Love Laugh Foundation for its extraordinary efforts to change the dialogue around mental illness in India with a specific focus on stress, anxiety and depression.
On Wednesday, September 18, the first workshop entitled “Challenges and perspectives for a health pastoral care” was held at the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Brother René Stockman attended the meeting as General Superior of the Congregation Brothers of Charity.
Watch a video interview with Brother René Stockman by the Vincentian Family about the Congregation Brothers of Charity here.
Tagaytay, Philippines. On Saturday 30 March 2019, the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity welcomed 15 young people who received the habit and became novices of the Brothers of Charity during an oblation ceremony. The novices are from Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, India, Rwanda, and Burundi.
Butare, Rwanda – 25 February 2019. The sick at Caraes Butare celebrated today because they were able to move into their new unit.
Kigali, Rwanda. On Friday 22 February 2019, 28 novices professed their first vows in Kigali, and 6 brothers professed their perpetual vows in the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity.
The official appointment of the Provincial and Regional Superiors by the Superior General concluded the meeting of the Provincial and Regional Superiors with the General Council in Rome.
“SHIJIE wish that all the programs of Brothers of Charity in China will continuously develop, in order to serve more people in needs and bring greater benefits to them in the love of God. May the congregation in China, specifically in Taiyuan grow and develop, so that can work together with more and more people and strength to build the Kingdom of God.”
Provincial and Regional Superiors meet in Rome. On Tuesday 22 January, the group was received by the Congregation for Consecrated Life. They were welcomed by the Congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Braz de Aviz, and secretary, Archbishop Mgr. Carballo.