“Lavalla200>” project: new European community in Sicily
On the 2nd January 2017 the Marist Institute will celebrate the bicentenary of its foundation. In the letters which have been written by Brother Emili Turú, Superior General, during the past three years of preparation for the bicentenary, he wrote about a new project to be called “International Communities for a New Beginning” and extended the following invitation to all Marists of Champagnat: “to discern, before God, whether you feel called to leave your home country to form part of an international community in another region of the world.”
Bicentenary of the Institute and #MillionMarists
On the 2nd January, our Marist Institute will celebrate the bicentenary of its foundation. The Marists of Champagnat have been preparing this historic event for three years making way towards a new beginning. As in a triduum, the three years are giving us the opportunity to reflect on three aspects of the Marist vocation: mission during the Montagne Year (2014-2015), communion in the Fourvière Year (2015-2016) and, as of August 2016, spirituality in the La Valla Year.
A week full of inspiration…
From 14th till 18th November a week-long meeting took place in the Westerhelling house in Nijmegen, a time to find out about the various projects and activities being carried out in the Netherlands by the Marist Brothers and their collaborators. This initiative is part of a journey of European formation set up for Brothers and Lay Marists with the aim of helping them to take on Marist tasks in the future.