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Who We Are

The Fraternity is a brotherhood formed by five to seven priests who meet once every month for Scripture sharing, contemplative prayer before the Eucharist, and a shared review of life with ample time for some friendly conversation and fellowship, usually over a meal.

Prayer of Abandonment

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  I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will.
  Whatever you may do, I thank you:
  I am ready for all, I accept all.
  Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures.
  I wish no more than this, O Lord.
  Into your hands I commend my soul;
  offer it to you
  with all the love of my heart,
  for I love you, Lord,
  and so need to give myself,
  to surrender myself into your hands,
  without reserve,
  and with boundless confidence,
  for you are my Father.

Blessed Charles de Foucauld


Letter for Advent 2014

Dear Brothers,
We are close to Advent and the feast of the anniversary of the death of Brother Charles: Universal Brother, this human gift of God for the Church and the world of the least, he who by his charism helps us discover God the Father and the goodness of people, worker and contemplative... we could give him a rosary of titles, all very different from the one he had socially as Viscount de Foucauld.  The searcher, the man of peace, the poor man... When he encounters Jesus he is transformed in his humanity into a great friend of Jesus', feeling loved and accompanied  To love and accompany people: this is one of our missions.  We feel loved and accompanied: the gratuity with which our brothers and sisters show us the face of Jesus.  Only the least of people can understand this.  We recall this phrase of bother Charles:... Read more

Upcoming Retreat

A Jesus Caritas Retreat will be held from Monday, February 2, 2015, beginning at 6 pm with dinner and ending on Wednesday, February 4 at noon with lunch.  Reservations must be made with Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, Atlanta, GA  at 404-255-0503 by January 20th, 2015.
Cost of room and board: $150, payable to Ignatius House.  To cover the travel expense of the Retreat Master, Fr. Dan Danielson, a check for $50 needs to be mailed to Rev Nick Mansell to: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1953 Torch Hill Road, Columbus, GA  31933. 

Let him know your flight information and he will arrange transportation to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.

2014 Jesus Caritas National Assembly

 Fraternal greetings to our brothers all around the world!  34 brothers have gathered from July 28 through August 1, 2014 at the Franciscan Center in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado from all corners of the United States, from New York to California, Oregon to Florida.  We gather as pastors, associate pastors, retired priests, priests in transition, one bishop, some with extensive years in fraternity, others experiencing this fraternity life for the first time.  We gather to name our blessings and share our hopes for our fraternal life as animated by the charisms of Charles de Foucauld.  We share a feeling of gratitude and of being blessed to attend this national gathering and be immersed in this blessing... Read more