Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. On Saturday 14 December 2019, four brothers professed their perpetual vows: three Vietnamese brothers and one Chinese brother. The ceremony was attended by some 600 believers. Bro. René Stockman, Superior General, accepted the brothers’ profession.
A new Brothers of Charity community building was opened and blessed in Ruteng (Flores, Indonesia).
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.