19 December 2016

Marist Europe


“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.”

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13 December 2016

Marist 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.

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8 December 2016

Marist Europe


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.

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30 November 2016

Marists in the Netherlands


Launch of a new website for all the projects at Westerhelling

On the 7th of November a new website was launched which brings together all the projects and activities of the Marist Brothers at the Westerhelling in Nijmegen: www.leerhuiswesterhelling.nl.

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21 November 2016

Children's rights


Universal Day of Children’s Rights

On the 20th November 1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. On its 30th anniversary, the UN General Assembly adopted the Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child. For this reason we celebrate the Universal Day of Child­ren’s Rights each year on the 20th November.

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15 November 2016

Marist Europe


European Marist meetings

The members of the five European Provincial Councils met in Guardamar from Sunday, 30th October until Saturday, 5th November. The Provincial Council benefited from this meeting to hold a Provincial Council meeting on Sunday, 30th October. The members of the General Council were present from 31st October until 3rd November for an Ex­tended General Council meeting. Read more »

31 October 2016

Marists in Germany


The Marist world visits Mindelheim

The Marist World Visits Mindelheim – this could well be how to name the short visit of Brother John Klein (New York, USA) and Brother Paterno Corpus (General Santos, Philippines) in October. Brother Paterno is the Director of a school with a roll of 8000 pupils while Brother John leads a project which helps to integrate illegal Mexican im­migrants. Both Brothers came to Marist College in connection with the RE syllabus of Class 12 to speak of their experiences with the social work projects in their respective countries.

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20 October 2016

Brothers and lay people


Laity Continental Commissions Meeting at the Hermitage

From 3rd – 8th October fifty Brothers and lay people met in Notre-Dame de l’Her­mitage to define proposals on the life of Marists of Champagnat, which will be pre­sented at the 22nd General Chapter. Our Province was represented by Christian Die­pold and Wolfgang Hacker, who are both teachers at the Maristenkolleg Mindelheim. Wolfgang is also the Province representative on the European “Brothers – Laity” Com­mis­sion.

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6 October 2016

Community gatherings


News from Belgium

The Brothers in Belgium had two special gatherings recently about which they have writ­ten a report.
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26 September 2016

Marist education


Marist Student Leadership Training Ireland

A group of 30 Marist students and 6 coordinators embarked on their Marist Leadership Training this September. The three Irish schools involved are Moyle Park College Dub­lin, Marian College Dublin and Marist College Athlone. This exciting Marist Leadership Programme is led by Marist Education in West-Central Europe, in partnership with the Kinharvie Institute in Scotland.

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