About us-Christian Brothers Centre for Retreats, Camps & Workshops.
Christian Brothers Centre (formerly used for the formation of brothers) is owned by the Christian Brothers of Southern Africa
and is part of the African Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers (cf. www.edmundrice.net)
The founder of the Christian Brothers was Blessed Edmund Rice
in Waterford, Ireland in 1802 for the purpose of educating poor Catholic boys in the area.
The Vision of The Christian Brothers
To be brothers to all, modelling our dream for a world of justice and love.
To be effective agents in the liberation of oppressed and marginalised people from poverty, injustice, ignorance, and the effects of sickness, especially HIV/Aids.
To collaborate closely with the poor in the integrated ministries of faith-based education, community development, advocating for the transformation of unjust structures, and in the care of people and the rest of creation.
- A deep relationship with Jesus of Nazareth; embracing his vision for the reign of God.
- Right relationships, in recognition of the dignity, connectedness, and interdependence of all of Godís people and the earth.
- Empowering others, especially the poor.
- Responsible stewardship of, full accountability for, and fair distribution of resources.