• Always say YES to God?

    Always say YES to God?

A word by Pope Francis

1. Brothers across borders
  • Posted on:  Sunday, March 28, 2021


Saint Francis of Assisi called us all brothers and sisters. He introduced us to a life peppered with the Gospel. He calls those who love his brother near as well as his distant brother blessed because he speaks of love that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

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Gospel of today   20/01/2022

Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples. A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea. Hearing what he was doing, a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan, and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon. He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him. He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God.” He warned them sternly not to make him known.

Mc 3, 7-12

“No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you.
He has not abandoned you”
(F.G.)

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Together with Others


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A Rule of Life


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  • Sr. Camilla, Community of Our Lady of Walsingham (UK)

    “We discovered the FIAT-Rosary not long after the foundation of our Community – dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham. It spoke deeply to us because our charism is rooted in the ‘Fiat’ of Mary at the Annunciation. We say the FIAT-Rosary daily together as a community and hope to spread this devotion throughout England.”

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    Rombaut Nana Ndana, Kinshasa (Congo)

    “Supported by the FIAT spirituality, we form a strong community in Kinshasa. We dedicate ourselves to work with prison inmates, incurable sick and aids-victims.”

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    Sister Marie-Colette, Ursuline, France

    “I experienced the FIAT spirituality as a revival of the dynamic spirituality of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort.”

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  • Roger and Cecile Matthys-Ryckaert, Belgium

    “The daily prayer of the FIAT rosary has given oxygen to our relationship and helped to develop the realization of the gift from God that we are, one for the other.”



    Fr. Frederic Testaert, Abbot of the Postel Abbey, Belgium

    “Always saying YES to God, with and like Mary, in the all things. That is what is important in life. That is what I recall from the FIAT spirituality.”

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    Kevin O’Connell, USA

    “I received the FIAT rosary a few months before a drama in my family. How would I describe the FIAT spirituality? Without any doubt: opening oneself to the Holy Spirit.”

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  • Prof. Dr. Jan Van der Veken, Belgium

    “The FIAT-rosary gives the oppurtunity to enter, inspired by the holy Spirit and united with Mary, into the mysteries of Jesus’ life.”



    Marie-Geneviève, Foyer de Charité, Togo

    “Since their foundation in 1999, the young people of the Jeunes de Lumière have made a habit of praying this little rosary every month. They had the pleasure of making and distributing the FIAT rosary themselves.”

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    Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Belgium

    “May this small FIAT rosary find its way into the families and give them to force to become Cenacles of apostles, united aside the holy Virgin Mary, to receive the Spirit of Pentecost.”

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  • Fragment from the book on King Baudoin, Belgium

    “Teach me, Lord, when I meet people, to be for them what you want me to be: a witness of your Love for all humanity.”

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