“Lavalla200>” project: a new way to share life
The members of the new European “Lavalla200>” community have released a video with which they intend to share the path taken during their first months of formation and insertion in Syracuse, Sicily. “The video aims at showing who is part of this project and the different challenges that arise,” says Mario Araya, member of the community. “It is a new way of living the mission and a new way of lay people and Brothers sharing their lives.”
“Global Citizenship” project 10th anniversary mass
Ten years ago, in January, 2007, two members of staff from Lawside Academy in Dundee travelled to India to establish contact with the Marist Brothers in Mangamanuthu and Trichy. The aim was to find ways of offering assistance to the Brothers in their work with the Dalits in the village of Mangamanuthu and the Rainbow Project, set up to care for mothers and children suffering from HIV.
The privilege of being a Marist pupil
The Marist School in Cham sees itself committed to the international heritage of the Institute’s founder, St. Marcellin Champagnat and over many decades has supported various Marist projects in poor countries. Due to these widespread contacts, a number of Brothers and others from the Marist Institute have come from all over the world to the Marist School at Cham to speak with the pupils at first hand about the culture, particular features and issues of their own countries. Read more »
Bicentenary: Marist celebrations at Genval and Habay
A beautiful gathering took place at Genval on the afternoon of 2nd January. Celebrating a bicentenary is not a common event, particularly a family anniversary. And so a significant gathering was called for. For that is what being Marist is: people coming together to celebrate and share.
Bicentenary: The Table speaks…
On 7th January, 2017, a group of around 60 – 70 people met in Nijmegen to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Foundation of the Marist Brothers. Three Marist Brothers and two Marist Fathers were present, along with lay people, most of whom were young adults who had participated in projects in Nijmegen. The warmth of the welcome contrasted with the sudden arrival of winter in the Netherlands.
Bicentenary: The Marist world celebrates
The bicentenary of the Marist Brothers Institute has been celebrated in many different ways in the first few weeks of 2017. What follows is an impression of these celebrations in Europe and around the world.
Bicentenary of the foundation of the Institute
“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.