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Charles De Foucauld

Who we are?

We are a lay fraternity group of men and woman trying to follow Jesus in the Spirit of Charles De Foucauld (1858-1916) a French priest who lived and died amongst the Tuareg people of the Sahara.

In expressing our love of God we take the Eucharist, the living presence of Jesus amongst us, as our focal point, and aim to make silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament a central feature of our lives. Reading and meditating on, the Gospels, in order that we may come to do, say and think what Jesus would do, say and think in our place, is a fundamental part of Brother Charles‘s message.

 

What we do?

a     Spend a regular period each day in silent prayer, preferably before the Blessed Sacrament

b    Spend a regular period each day meditating on a passage from the Gospels

c    Be open to the needs of all men especially those who are poor and neglected by society

The fraternity usually consists of about half a dozen people.  We meet on the first Monday of each month in All Saints’ Parochial House.  Our meeting features (a) silent prayer, before the Blessed Sacrament.  A shared meditation on a Gospel passage.  We also share with each other things, which concern us most deeply, with the purpose of helping each other to transform our lives so that they may reflect more and more the life of Jesus.  This sharing is known as a review of life.

Regular meetings of individual fraternities are supplemented by their coming together with other fraternities for days of recollection and retreats.

The lay fraternities are one branch of a spiritual family, which includes the Little Brothers and Sisters of Jesus, the Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests and the Jesus Caritas Fraternity of consecrated laywoman.

For any further information please phone the Parish Office leaving your Name and telephone number or your address and a member of the fraternity will get in touch with you.

 
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