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.
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 »
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.
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.
Read more »
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.”