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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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Father,
  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



RECENT NEWS

We are moving!

The National Office is headed to Georgia.  Many thanks to Yahaira de Landaverry for all the good work she has done as Administrator of the Fraternity over the years.  Yahaira is with child and we pray through the intercession of Nuestra Señora de La Leche y Buen Parto for her good health and that of her baby.  We wish her family the very best.  And we welcome Catherine Meehan Tribby as our new Administrator.  The target date for opening the new office is July 1st, but mail is already being forwarded.  Our new address is:

Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests

1420 Monte Sano Ave.

Augusta, GA.  30904

Jesus Caritas Vacation Days for Priests

Act now on these dates – Jesus Caritas Fraternity Vacation Days for Priests  

The National Fraternity is pleased to announce that we are returning to the San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch N. J, this summer from August 24th – 28th, 2015.  Time off is both a blessing and essential to living as a healthy priest.  And we are blessed that cannon law universally allows all priests 30 days of vacation.  Every three years, any priest who belongs to a fraternity (actually all priests are welcome) here in the United States is invited to share 5 of those vacation days with other priests from all over the country.  It is a refreshing and renewing experience to be with men who love their vocation and ministry; praying with them, walking the beach, enjoying a swim in the pool or Ocean, playing Farkle together, and of course watching great movies. Please join us for the Summer Gathering of the Jesus Caritas Fraternity at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, N.J. overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean.  Only 30 rooms are available, so act now.  Reserve your room today.  Cost for a room and three great meals a day for is $413.  It will simplify our bookkeeping if you pre-pay by check (Jesus Caritas) when you make your reservation.  Should you have to cancel at the last minute, of course your money will be refunded.  The nearest airport is Newark and we will try our best to have a brother priest pick you up but train service is also available.  Send your check and contact information (include your cell phone #) to the National Office.


THANK YOU!!

Thank you to all of our dues paying members.  Because of your generosity, the National Fraternity has just transferred $6,000 to the International Fraternity for its outreach to our brothers in Africa, Asia, and South America.  If you’ve not sent in your 2015 dues, please do so as soon as possible to help build and strengthen fraternities here in the US and throughout the world.

 

As I am sure you know one of the most challenging places to live a Christian Life is Pakistan and our brother, Fr. Arthur Charles does it so nobly.  He is the Responsible for the Asian Month of Nazareth and even with our support through the International Fraternity they are in urgent need of financial help.  Travel is so expense in Asia and at present they are some $11,000. Short of being able to get all the priests who’d like to make the Month to the site.

 

If you are able to help an Asian brother make the Month, Arthur Charle asks that you, “please hurry up – bank transaction takes time!!!”

Here are the Bank Details:

EURO Bank Transfer Details:

 

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Karachi

Archbishop's House, St. Patrick's Cathedral,

Shahrah-e-Iraq, Saddar,

Karachi – 74400  Pakistan

 

Account # 0000356698

IBAN # PK26JSBL9001000000356698

 

BANK: JS BANK LIMITED

SHAHEEN COMMERCIAL COMPLEX

P O BOX 4847

KARACHI-74200    PAKISTAN

 

1.)  INTERMEDIARY BANK: MASHREQ BANK, LONDON

            INTERMEDIARY BANK SWIFT: MSHQGB2L

            BENEFICIARY BANK: JS BANK LIMITED, KARACHI

            BENEFICIARY BANK SWIFT BIC: JSBLPKKA

            BANK ACCOUNT # AT INTERMEDIARY BANK: 10847

            BENEFICIARY NAME: ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF KARACHI

 

Or  2.) INTERMEDIARY BANK: COMMERZ BANK AG

           INTERMEDIARY BANK SWIFT: COBADEFF

           BENEFICIARY BANK: JS BANK LIMITED, KARACHI

           BENEFICIARY BANK SWIFT BIC: JSBLPKKA

           BANK ACCOUNT # AT INTERMEDIARY BANK: 4008807273

           BENEFICIARY NAME: ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF KARACHI

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Arthur Charles  - arthurcharles777@yahoo.com

Brother Charles de Foucauld

Blessed Charles of Jesus is mentioned by name in the Holy Father's  new  ENCYCLICAL LETTER on the Care of our Common Home, LAUDATO SI, 

 

Paragraph  #125. "If we reflect on the proper relationship between human beings and the world around us, we see the need for a correct understanding of work; if we talk about the relationship between human beings and things, the question arises as to the meaning and purpose of all human activity. This has to do not only with manual or agricultural labor but with any activity involving a modification of existing reality, from producing a social report to the design of a technological development. Underlying every form of work is a concept of the relationship which we can and must have with what is other than ourselves. Together with the awe-filled contemplation of creation which we find in Saint Francis of Assisi, the Christian spiritual tradition has also developed a rich and balanced understanding of the meaning of work, as, for example, in the life of Blessed Charles de Foucauld and his followers."