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Message for World Day of Communications: Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time: Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely.  That news may be good or bad, true or false.  The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds.  Our minds are always “grinding”, but it is up to us to choose what to feed them (cf. SAINT JOHN CASSIAN, Epistle to Leontius). I wish to address this message …

SUPERIOR GENERAL’S CLOSING MESSAGE-17TH COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTE, BANGKOK, THAILAND.

17th COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTE – BANGKOK, THAILAND CLOSING MESSAGE – 20.01.2017   Introduction: Good afternoon to you all. As we come to the end of the 20 days we have lived together as brothers, as leaders of the different entities of our Congregation, participating in the Formation Session and the 17th Council of the Institute, I feel confident to call it an “unqualified success” on more counts than one. As our Constitutions rightly put it, “The Council of the Institute has for mission to provide, through concerted action, the common good and unity of the Institute”. As we look …

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE SUPERIOR GENERAL DURING 17TH COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTE 2017 – BANGKOK, THAILAND

Welcome: Good morning and welcome to you all for the 17th Council of the Institute. I assume that you all had a pleasant and refreshing weekend, after the three days of intense work during the sessions of the Formation of the Provincial Superiors. I wish to begin thanking the Liturgy Committee, headed by Bro. Michael Thinaratna, for the inspiring Prayer Session that sets the tone for the events of the days that follow. Secondly, on behalf of all the participants of the 17th Council of the Institute I wish to say a big thanks to the Province of Thailand for ...

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF REV. BRO. YVAN PASSEBON AND REV. BRO. K. M. JOSEPH

The General house was tastefully decorated and filled with jubilation on December 10, 2016, as it was the day of the Golden Jubilee celebration of our Brothers Yvan Passebon, Vicar General, and K. M. Joseph, Assistant General. It was a memorable day for the jubilarian and for the members of the General House as well. All the members of the Generalate Community prepared well for the day. The friends and well-wishers of the Jubilarians from Rome and other places joined us in the celebration. The celebrations began with the Holy Eucharist solemnized by Most. Rev. Joël MERCIER, Secretary for the ...

Graduation day at ESSGAM – Madagascar

ESSGAM is a Professional College led by the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, which offers professional training in the mention "MANAGEMENT AND TRADE", having two courses of choice: Finance-Accounting or Marketing-International Trade. The 3rd year of BBA students and 1st year of MBA students had their graduation day on 17th December 2016. The graduation day ceremony was held in the conference hall of the ESSGAM. Event assisted by local civil and religious authorities, Directors of various enterprises, family of new graduates, members of the administration of ESSGAM, professors and all our students. The welcome address was given by Rev. Bro.  Correspondent ...

Pope to students: ‘Overcome globalization of indifference with freshness of Gospel’

Vatican: Pope Francis invited international students on Thursday to overcome the “globalization of indifference” with “the freshness, actuality, and daring of the Gospel.” He was speaking to participants of the IV World Congress on the Pastoral Care of International Students, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. The theme of the World Congress takes Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium as its focus, examining its contribution to moral challenges in the intellectual world. The Holy Father invited the students to approach their studies as a springboard to contributing to a healthier society. He reminded them ...

Shared Gabrielite Mission Meeting at “Ciudad del Bienestar” (St. Gabriel’s ”City of Well-being”)

The last encounter of Laity and Brothers of the Central Region (Roa and Aranda) was took place on Saturday, November 5. Altogether 23 persons, including Teachers, Collaborators and Brothers took part in it. The venue was ''Ciudad del Bienestar de Aranda'' (the City of Well-Being), where six Brothers and a few aged people are accommodated presently. So the aspect of the site appeared rather revived, for once. We all know what ''MISIÓN COMPARTIDA'' (Shared Mission) stands for. Globally speaking, it means Brothers and Laity committed together to serve one specific type of mission. Actually, Brothers and Lay people's Collaboration has ...

The First Profession and the final profession at St. Montfort Novitiate, Mikese

The First Profession of our Novices and the final profession of 2 of our Brothers, namely: Bros. Saturnino and Robert Hiza Alfred is to be held on the 10th December, at St. Montfort Novitiate, Mikese, subject to approval from the Province and the Central Administration. Let us continue to keep them all in our prayers as they continue their preparation for this great and significant event in their own personal life. May I request as many Brothers as possible to participate in this momentous event of our Mission in East Africa. The Novices from the Sector of Kigali will be ...

Pope Francis: Advent calls us to enlarge our horizons

Rome: Pope Francis marked the beginning of the new liturgical year at the Angelus for the First Sunday of Advent. On this Sunday, he said, the Gospel introduces us to one of the most “evocative” themes of the Advent season: the visit of the Lord to humanity. Pope Francis pointed out three visits of the Lord: the first, in the past, with the Incarnation, and Birth of Jesus at Christmas; the second, in the present, as Jesus visits us continually, every day; and the final visit, in the future, when Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living ...

Fraternity among Congregations of Religious Brothers

The Generalate of the De La Salle Brothers in Rome has hosted on the afternoon of Saturday 26th of November, the Second Meeting of religious brothers organized by the group Tutti Fratell. A total of 112 Brothers residing in Rome, belonging to 19 Congregations, gathered to live and celebrate brotherhood as one of the most characteristic features of this consecrated way of life. With these meetings, which have now become an annual event, we want to promote intercongregational contact and communion in the Church. On this occasion we have been supported by the presence of 14 Superiors General of Brothers’ ...