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On November 25, 1830, Stefaan Modest Glorieux founded the Catholic Congregation “The Brothers of Good Works” in Ronse (Belgium). Glorieux was inspired by Matthew 25:40 “What you have done for one of the least of my brothers, you have also done for Me.” Later the name changed to The Brothers of Our Lady of Lourdes and Oostakker (Belgium) was chosen as domicile. Brothers from Belgium and the Netherlands went to Indonesia, Congo, Spain, Brazil, Curacao and Canada. The care and attention for poor and vulnerable fellow men has been at the heart of the work of the brothers throughout the history of the congregation. After receiving a letter in 1999 from five young, Ethiopian men requesting to become brothers, the Board of the Congregation visited Addis Ababa. Struck by the poverty and the needs among the population, the Congregation decided to settle in Ethiopia – under the name Brothers of Good Works. Those five young men did not become brothers, but other Ethiopian young men did join the congregation. Together with the local staff, they work for a better life for fellow Ethiopians in the Brothers of Good Works projects.
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Contact e-mail: bgwprojects@gwgl.nl postadressen: Glorieuxlaan 4, 5613LN Eindhoven, Nederland St. Jozefstraat 1, 9041 Oostakker, België
On November 25, 1830, Stefaan Modest Glorieux founded the Catholic Congregation “The Brothers of Good Works” in Ronse (Belgium). Glorieux was inspired by Matthew 25:40 “What you have done for one of the least of my brothers, you have also done for Me.” Later the name changed to The Brothers of Our Lady of Lourdes and Oostakker (Belgium) was chosen as domicile. Brothers from Belgium and the Netherlands went to Indonesia, Congo, Spain, Brazil, Curacao and Canada. The care and attention for poor and vulnerable fellow men has been at the heart of the work of the brothers throughout the history of the congregation. After receiving a letter in 1999 from five young, Ethiopian men requesting to become brothers, the Board of the Congregation visited Addis Ababa. Struck by the poverty and the needs among the population, the Congregation decided to settle in Ethiopia – under the name Brothers of Good Works. Those five young men did not become brothers, but other Ethiopian young men did join the congregation. Together with the local staff, they work for a better life for fellow Ethiopians in the Brothers of Good Works projects.
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