the brothers

 


Five brothers have been assigned this year in Ethiopia :


  1. PuceBrother Athanase (Superior of the community)


  1. PuceBrother Moïse-Etienne


  2. PuceBrother Arul Nesan


  1. PuceBrother Philippe-François (Youth coordination)


  1. PuceBrother Bruno-Thomas (guests)



Extract of the Rule of Life of the Brothers of St. John :


The Congregation of Saint John intends to be a community of sons of the Father and of friends of Jesus, united by the Holy Spirit, seeking to live a fully evangelical life following Christ in an intimate union with Him.


Anxious to follow Jesus in His apostolic life, the community feels the necessity of living, in times of silence and of solitude, the hidden life of Christ : life of adoration and contemplation in intimate union with Mary.



Who are we ?


The Community of  Saint John, founded by Fr. Marie Dominique Philippe,  began on December 8, 1975.  They were recognized by the Bishop of Autun (Burgundy, France) as an Institute of Diocesan Right in 1986. Today there are 58 priories throughout the world.


The members of the Community of Saint John want to live the evangelical counsels rooted in the three covenants revealed in the Gospel of Saint John:


  1. *The Covenant with Jesus in the Eucharist, the source of unity between silent adoration and the liturgical office. This liturgy seeks to be as close as possible to the monastic liturgy, but its celebration is lightened because of the demands of the apostolic life and so that more time be given to silent prayer.

  2. *The Covenant with Mary, mother and guardian of the growth of faith, hope, and love, and, as such, the divine milieu of the contemplative life. This convenant with Mary - "the disciple took her into his home" (Jn. 19:27) - is the foundation of the unity of fraternal charity lived in communal life.

  3. *The Convenant with Peter in the person of the Holy Father; a covenant of filial obedience to the successor of Peter and to the Bishops, in order to live faithfully and profoundly by the Church's living Tradition.



In order that their entire life be offered in the light of the "consecration in the truth" which Jesus asks the Father for his apostles (Jn. 17:17-19), in order to place their whole intelligence at the service of love like John, and in order to be faithful witnesses and completely at the service of the Church, each one is to receive a sufficiently deepened formation of the intelligence. This humble search for the truth - purifying the intelligence and the imagination - cooperates in the purification of the heart, which is the work of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. This purification is necessary so that love be more free, and so that the attraction of Jesus be stronger - "he who does what is true comes to the light" (Jn. 3:21).

THE BROTHERS ASSIGNED IN ETHIOPIA



Hereabove :


From the left to the right :


Fr Arul-Nesan,

Fr Philippe-François

Fr Athanase

Fr Moïse-Etienne

Fr Bruno-Thomas




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