6 January 2016

Belgium


Recollection Day for Belgian Brothers

During the recent meeting of Brothers aged 70 and younger it was decided to organise a Recollection Day for any Brothers in Belgium who would be interested. And so, on the 30th December, twelve Brothers gathered at the Norbertine Abbey at Leffe, near Di­nant, to bring the year 2015 to a close in a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving. Read more »

15 December 2015

Marist education


New sources of communication and social media

Mrs Aisling Demaison, the recently appointed Director of Marist Education for the Province, has created the following key sources of communication and social media:

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7 December 2015

Ireland


Gathering of Marist Brothers in Ireland

The Brothers in Ireland gathered in the community in Moyle Park on Saturday, 28th November. Brother Brendan opened the meeting by spending a few moments to remember Brother Benedict McGranahan, who died on 25th September, and to wel­come Brother Wilfrid Harrison, who has joined the Marian College community. The morning programme was devoted to Safeguarding matters. Brother Brendan spoke in his introduction about the impact of revelations of abuse, which begun 22 years ago. We have all learned a great deal over the past 20 years. Fortunately, the Brothers have benefited from good leader­ship during that time.

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26 November 2015

Province leadership


Third term for Brother Provincial

The Superior General announced that Brother Brendan Geary will renew his term as Provincial of West-Central Europe for a third time in a letter dated November 10th.

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20 November 2015

Marist Europe


Meetings of two European Teams: Vocations and Mission

Two commissions within the European Marist Conference (CEM), the European Team for the Pastoral Care of Young People and Vocations and the European Mission Team each had a meeting at the end of October.
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13 November 2015

Marists in Germany


News from the schools in Cham and Mindelheim

In the last few weeks there have been a number of events in Cham and Mindelheim which we report below.

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4 November 2015

In-service day


“Brother Henri Vergès, witness and Marist in the land of Islam” by Brother Alain Delorme

17th October at Habay. The Belgian team of “Brothers and Lay People Together” wanted to invite Brother Alain Delorme from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux in France to give a presentation on the life of Brother Henri Vergès, the Marist martyr of Algeria. On the first occasion, Brother Alain gave his presentation to the Brothers from Genval and Kessel-Lo.

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29 October 2015

Solidarity


Meeting of the European Marist NGOs

From October 5th till 7th representatives of European Marist Non-Governmental Or­ganisations (NGOs) met in the General House in Rome, at the invitation of the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity (FMSI).
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22 October 2015

Marist world


Dr. Robert Wicks writes about key ways to resist trauma

A prominent American psychologist who met with Syrian Marist Brothers and friends – known as the “Blue Marists” – in a four-day encounter in Lebanon at the beginning of September wrote about his encounter after he was “left inspired” by them.
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12 October 2015

Province Workshop


“Being spiritual – being human”

Forty nine participants from Ireland, Scotland, England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany attended the Province Workshop which was held from 2nd till 4th October at Vallendar, near Koblenz, Germany. Brendan Geary, Provincial, leading the meeting welcomed the Marists, the young and the old, men and women, Brothers and laity, wishing them an interesting and fruitful meeting.
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