21 September 2017

Marist Europe


The Marists of Syracuse and the immigration drama in Europe

Following the invitation of the Superior General of the Marist Brothers, Brother Emili Turú, in the letter “The Dance of the Mission”, new international communities were formed with the aim of giving a Marist response to the new challenges the world faces 200 years after the foundation of the Institute. And so the Project Lavalla200> was created, as part of which the Marist community of Syracuse (Sicily) was established in October 2016 for the European Region. Its main focus is on refugee / immigrant child­ren and adolescents who land unaccompanied in Italy.

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14 September 2017

General Chapter


The first week of the General Chapter

Please find here some images of the first week of the General Chapter, which started on the 8th September and is being held in Rionegro, Colombia.

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8 September 2017

General Chapter


Interview with the Superior General, Brother Emili Turú

Brother Emili Turú ends his service as Superior General of the Marist Brothers during the General Chapter that begins today in Rionegro (near Medellin, Colombia). A few days before the beginning of the Chapter, Brother Emili answered some questions on the website of the Institute, www.champagnat.org.

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31 August 2017

Marist world


Feeling at home… at the other end of the world

A conference hall. People sitting at tables, meditating over pictures. Just a normal con­ference situation (by the way, the person with the lilac pullover is me.). BUT: All the people in the photo are teachers and leaders in one of the 53 Marist schools in Aus­tra­lia. The conference hall is a Catholic centre in Melbourne. Read more »

22 August 2017

1817-2017


Bicentenary: Province Gathering in the Hermitage

Sixty Brothers and lay people from the Province of West-Central Europe met in the Hermitage from 11th – 14th August for their Province Bicentenary Gathering. Earlier this year Brother Seán Sammon led a workshop for Brothers in the Province that fo­cused on the Vatican Document on Brothers in the Church. The Province Bicentenary Gathering, entitled, “A Bridge into the Future,” focused on spirituality and mission. Read more »

15 August 2017

General Chapter


General Chapter preparation

On Friday, September 8th the 22nd General Chapter of the Marist Brothers will be opened in Rionegro, Colombia. We are pleased to refer you to the special General Chap­ter page which has been created on the web site of the Institute, www.champagnat.org, in its four official languages (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish).

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20 July 2017

Marist mission


Launch of Mission Council: A New Beginning in West-Central Europe

The official launch of the newly formed Mission Council in West Central Europe, took place June 2nd and 3rd in Annecy, France. The Mission Council was set up as a result of recommendations from the Provincial Chapter in April 2016, to develop new struc­tures to facilitate Marist mission in the Province.

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11 July 2017

Affiliation


Alfred Urban: a new affiliated member of the Institute

On the 19th May, 2017 Mr Alfred Urban, a retired teacher from the Maristen Realschule in Cham, was affiliated to the Province by Brother Provincial Brendan Geary.

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6 June 2017

Feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat


Message from the Superior General

This year’s message from Superior General Brother Emili Turú for the feast of Saint Mar­cellin Champagnat on the 6th June relates to the Institute’s Bicentenary cele­bra­tion and the 22nd General Chapter.

“I invite you to celebrate the 6th of June, in union with Marists throughout the world, in the same spirit with which we celebrated the 2nd of January earlier this year: giv­ing thanks to the Lord for the gift of the charism of Champagnat to the Church and to the world; asking forgiveness for our lack of faithfulness to God’s Spirit; renewing our commitment to Marist life and mission.”

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17 March 2017

1817-2017


Bicentenary: Marist Day at Maynooth, Ireland

The Marists in Ireland celebrated the Bicentenary of the Foundation of the Institute on Saturday, 11th March with a special celebration that was held at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Brother Brendan Geary, Provincial, was present, along with Brothers David Hall and Tony Leon from Australia. Brothers David and Tony visited the three Irish Marist Secondary schools before and after the Bicentenary celebration to work with the school staffs and the Young Marist Leaders. Read more »

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