History of foundations:
In 1955, The Association of spiritual families Charles de Foucauld was 8 groups :
- Union-Sodalité Sodality of the Directory
- Groupe Charles de Foucauld Charles de Foucauld Group
- Petites Sœurs du Sacré Coeur Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart
- Petits Frères de Jésus Little Bothers of Jesus
- Petites Sœurs de Jésus Little Sisters of Jesus
- Fraternité Sacerdotale Jesu Caritas Fraternity of Priests
- Fraternité Jesus-Caritas Fraternity Jesus Caritas
- Fraternité Séculière Charles de Foucauld The Lay Fraternities of Charles de Foucauld
Since then several new groups have been founded;
- 1968 : Petits Frères de l’Evangile Little Brothers of the Gospel: France
- 1971 : Petites sœurs de l’Evangile Little Sisters of the Gospel:France
- 1974 : Petites sœurs de Nazareth Little Sisters of Nazareth: Belgium
- 1980 : Comunitat de Jesús Community of Jesus: Spain
- 1984 : Piccoli Fratelli di Jesus Caritas Little Brothers of Jesus Caritas; Italy
- 1985 : Petits Frères de l’Incarnation Little Brothers of the Incarnation: Haiti
- 1986 : Petits Frères de la Croix Little Brothers of the Cross: Canada
- 1987 : Petites sœurs du Coeur de Jésus Little Sisters of the Heart of Jesus: France
- 1992 : Fraternité Charles de Foucauld Fraternity Charles de Foucauld: France
- 1994 : Petites sœurs de l’Incarnation Little Sisters of the Incarnation: Haiti
- 1997 : Missionnaires de Jésus-Serviteur Missionaries of Jesus the Servant: Vietnam
- 2007 : Discepole del Vangelo Disciple of the Gospel: Vietnam
Today there are 20 recognized groups counting 13,000 members in the world. New communities continue to be founded as more discover the life and charism of Blessed Charles of Jesus, Bl Charles de Foucauld.
Little Brothers of the Cross – Canada
The Joseph House is a non-profit charity administered by the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary, a religious community that follows the spirituality of Br. Charles.
USA Detroit, MI: email@example.com
Live the Gospel: a set of several pages that can be used in the formation of a lay fraternity.
It was produced by several African lay fraternities as an introduction for the formation of Lay Fraternities.
** The Little Guide: a comprehensive handbook created as an aid in forming and guiding a lay fraternity.
Published by the International Team of Jesus Caritas Lay Fraternities. It is wonderful resource.
USA Lay Fraternity contact
North American Responsibles
Onalis Hernandez,(Spanish Speaking Fraternities) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Dunbar NY email@example.com T
You may add your email address and location if you’re searching for members to begin a lay fraternity in the US.
The International Team of the Lay Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld
United Kingdom and Ireland
Spain – carlosdefoucauld.org
France – charlesdefoucauld.org
Colombia, South America
(57)(4)2886725 Or (57)(4)3137553295
The Jesus Caritas Lay Fraternity in Montreal was initiated in the 1950’s. In the 1990’s, Fraternity life underwent a revival with the emergence of a fraternity of young adults. Today , The Lay Fraternity in Montreal consists of 8 members of all walks of life. In each monthly meeting, the Fraternity begins with a frugal supper and then proceeds to the Revision of Life and sharing of the Gospel. Meetings end with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
For information regarding the Lay Fraternity in Montreal
Contact: Ciro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secular Institute Jesus Caritas USA
For single women
The International Badaliya Prayer group
The root of the word Badaliya in Arabic, means to replace or exchange one thing for another. The French scholar and spiritual seeker, Louis Massignon (1883–1962), interpreted the word as a willingness to put oneself in the place of another, to give one’s own life for the sake of someone else. This offering of himself for the well-being of his Muslim brothers and sisters was the inspiration for Massignon’s entire life. In 1947, the renowned orientalist, who had regained his Christian faith and identity while on a research expedition in Baghdad, in present day Iraq, established an international prayer association that he named, the Badaliya and for which he remained the organizer until his death in 1962.
Questions, information and additions to this website – email@example.com
Started about 13 years ago, the Jesus Caritas Fraternity meets the second Saturday of the month in St. Malachy Church and Rectory at 1429 North 11th Street Philadelphia PA 19103.
For information regarding the Jesus Caritas Lay Fraternity at St. Malachy Church
Phyllis Grady, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim McGovern, BATESIUS@yahoo.com
I am a privately vowed man who follows the spirituality of Blessed Charles de Foucauld. I live on my own, in the world, in Biloxi, MS. My goal with this site is to provide resources and reflections for others.
God bless you, Matthew Manint
USA Washington DC