admin

Goodbye – Au Revoir – Arrivederci Maddalena & Sr Vincy

Mrs Maddalena Del Grosso, Bro. Pietro Del Grosso’s niece, started her work at the Generalate in 2000, when the doorkeeper in charge claimed his right to go in pension. The transition of power to a layperson was made without hassles but not, maybe, without pain. Everyone still remembers the famous speech of the last doorkeeper Brother who declared that he was happy to pass over the torch to a “smart doorkeeper”. The smart doorkeeper’s name was Maddalena. As a stay-at-home mother, her horizon was limited to the walls of her house. She quickly adapted to her new position. Her perspectives ...

First profession in Tanzania

On the 9th Dec. 2017, was a memorable day for the East African Mission as 11 Novices made their first commitments in a colorful and very meaningful ceremony held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church- Kibiko, Ngong, Nairobi, Kenya. His Lordship, Rt. Rev. John Oballa, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ngong along with Fr. John Ndiseya, the Vicar General, were in main celebrants in the company of numerous Priests from near and far. The  Provincial Superiors of the Provinces of Hyderabad, Trichy and Yercaud and the Sector Superior of Kigali received the vows of their respective Novices. They are ...

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2018 World Day of Vocations

Dear Brothers and Sisters. Next October, the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith and vocation.  There we will have a chance to consider more deeply how, at the centre of our life, is the call to joy that God addresses to us and how this is “God’s plan for men and women in every age” (SYNOD OF BISHOPS, XV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment, Introduction). The Fifty-fifth World Day of Prayer for Vocations once ...

Encounter with the Pope Francis, on 6 October 2017

This is a somewhat exceptional event to be able to participate in the mass of the Pope the morning at 7: 00 in the Church of Santa Marta near the place where he resides. I am pleased to share with you this encounter. The last year, Brother K.M. Joseph, Assistant General, and I celebrated 50 years of our first vows in the Congregation of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, and we wrote a letter of request to participate in a morning Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. We received an initial negative response. We made another one... and here Wednesday ...

Montfortian Spirituality Retreats

Singapore: Montfort Centre organized recently two modules of Montfortian Spirituality Retreats, Love of the Eternal Wisdom and Christian Discipleship. The retreat for the Love of Eternal Wisdom was conducted from 14th to 16th July. This was a popular retreat and we had a full house attendance. The Christian Discipleship, which was based on the Prayer for Missionaries, was held from 17th to 19th July. This fell during the weekdays and attendance was rather low. The retreats were organized as part of the effort to share and to spread the Montfortian Spirituality to the larger community. Some of the participants had ...

A New Agricultural training centre for the BARA- community of Madagascar!

The population of Madagascar is made of eighteen ethnic groups. ‘BARA’ is an ethnic group who lives in the Region of Ihorombe in the south of the country.  Basically, these are ‘ZEBU’ (local breed of cows and bulls) raisers and some also involve in seasonal agriculture. This region has the world famous ISALO Mountains and the RANOHIRA and the water plays music falling from the mountains. On the other hand the literacy rate is very low and above 80% of the population live below poverty line.  This region is also known for its ‘DAHALO’, the ZEBU stealers. In partnership with ...

Association of Montfort Schools in India

Montfort Schools have become a brand in India. Spread across the country, thanks to our visionary pioneers and leaders of yester years, we have made education a universal and inclusive mission with a neutral but spiritual space for children to grow up as global citizens of the world. The National Commission on Education, representing the 7 Provinces of Brothers, met in New Delhi for a two-days strategic planning for action. They feel it is time to form an Association of Montfort Schools in India to carry forward the broader vision of our mission. Of course, more to come under the ...

Provincial Chapter of Brazzaville, July 6-8, 2017

Twenty-one (21) Capitulants gathered, on Wednesday night, at the Guest House of Kinsoundi (Congo Brazzaville) where the 7th Provincial Chapter was to be held. They came from six communities (Provincial House, Moungali, Makelekele, Pointe-Noire, Bertoua and Bangui). They represented five nationalities: Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC); Republic of Central Africa (RCA); Cameroon and Haiti). Bro. Jean Paul Mbengue, Assistant General in charge of the African Francophone Sector, was present on behalf of the Central Administration. Bro. Léandre Ngoubi N. was the substitute of Bro. Maixent R. Kouba who was having a formation programme in France. On Thursday, July 6, ...

2nd Session of the 27th Provincial Chapter, In Barcelona.

On 25, 26 and 27 May, in the city of Barcelona, the Brothers of St. Gabriel held the second session of their 27th Provincial Chapter. In presence, of our special guest, Bro. Yvan Passebon, Vicar General, the Provincial Chapter discussed and voted on the various proposals for the elaboration of the Provincial Planning for the years 2017 to 2019. As a backdrop for our reflection, the forthcoming 32nd General Chapter of the Brothers of St. Gabriel, which will be held next year, in Rome, with the theme: "Fraternal Life and the Communitarian Dimension of the Montfortian Mission". As a priority ...

After 48 years of presence (1969-2017), the mission of the Brothers of St. Gabriel in Mauritius comes to an end.

"THANKS TO YOU, SO MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED” After 48 years of presence (1969-2017), the mission of the Brothers of St. Gabriel in Mauritius comes to an end. The Congregation of the Brothers of St. Gabriel has been present in Mauritius for nearly 50 years. It is its honour and pride to have been able to fulfil its mission in participating in the evangelization of the world, most of all in the field of the Education of the youth and especially of the poor. The beginning of Father Laval’s Home, in 1969, the launching of a Technical School, in ...