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.
News from Belgium
The Brothers in Belgium had two special gatherings recently about which they have written a report.
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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.
Meeting of Brothers and Lay People at El Escorial (Spain)
From 24th – 27th August, the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family (MCFM) brought together delegates from the European Provincial Teams responsible for the support of the different fraternities, with the aim of pooling and putting into action their hopes and projects.
Launch of the new Marist Curriculum in West-Central Europe
Marist Education in West-Central Europe is delighted to launch the new Marist Curriculum for schools in the Province. The curriculum will be available for all schools and projects in the Province with the option to translate it into the relevant language.
On the bicentenary of the promise of twelve young Marist Priests and Seminarians at Fourviere to found a Marial Society, there was a gathering of over 1000 Brothers, Fathers, Sisters and young people at the Basilica to commemorate the event.
Dare to Dream
Marist international youth meeting in Lyon
The community in Genval sends a greeting to the young people who have gathered in Lyon to attend the Marist international youth meeting, which precedes the World Youth Day in Krakow. The community writes: “We pray for all these young people who represent the four Marist branches: Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Missionary Sisters.”
Letter from Aleppo
War invades us…
“War is our daily life.
We refuse to participate in its banquet…
We opt for life…
We choose the other…
in his misery and in his will to live and to survive.”
Letter of the Superior General
“Fourvière: The Revolution of Tenderness”
Superior General Brother Emili Turú has published a letter addressing the Marists of Champagnat on the occasion of the Fourvière Year, which will conclude on July 23 with the celebration marking 200 years since the first Marists made their promise.
Guardamar, 3 – 6 June 2016
“Journeying the Marist way” was the theme of the 2nd Provincial Gathering on Marist Education. About 50 Marists, Brothers and Lay Persons, from the five countries of our Province met in Guardamar from 3rd to 6th June.