We have an established history with China. Collaboration with the Verbiest Foundation out of Leuven, Belgium has existed since 1991, and the regular visits, the exchange programmes in the field of mental health, and our contacts with both the patriotic and the underground Catholic Church led to the foundation of our first community in 2007 for the formation of young Chinese who expressed their desire to become a brother. This resulted in the profession of the first Chinese brothers in 2011.
Today, we continue to work on the formation and training of our young brothers and candidates. Brothers who are now working in the Archdiocese of Taiyuan (Shanxi), and the Diocese of Biancun (Hebei), are also taking part in initiatives in the field of support for people with disabilities, they serve in the education of the children of the poor migrant workers, they are involved in pastoral and educational services for the youths, and there are plans to set up the care for the poor elderly in the near future.