On 9 October 2021, during a beautiful ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, Brother Jean Damascène Barindira professed his perpetual vows as a Brother of Charity. The Superior General, Brother René Stockman, accepted his profession.
In the International Novitiate in Nairobi, 23 young men received the religious habit of the Brothers of Charity on Saturday, 28 August 2021, thus beginning their novitiate training.
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.
Brother René Stockman has published a new book titled ‘Be Merciful, As Your Father is Merciful’.
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.
On the occasion of the New Year, Bro. René Stockman has written a Circular Letter. Read it here.
Brother René Stockman has published a new book on Peter Joseph Triest titled ’15 Days of Prayer with Peter Joseph Triest’.
As reflection on the civil year that is coming to a close and on the new liturgical year that is about to begin, Bro. René Stockman has written an Advent Letter to his Brothers and the Associate Members.
On the eve of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, 4 October 2020, Pope Francis published his third encyclical letter: ‘Fratelli tutti’.
As the person in charge within an international congregation that fulfils a clear mission in the world, more specifically in the world of education and health care, on the basis of its own charism, Bro. René Stockman offers here a short summary of each chapter followed by a more personal reflection.
On 15 October 2020, the Dr. Guislain Museum and Janssen Research & Development, LLC named Grégoire Ahongbonon the 2020 winner of the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award. The award honors Grégoire for his extraordinary efforts to reduce stigma about mental illness and organize contemporary psychiatric services for people in need across West Africa.