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.
“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.
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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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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“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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Two congregations launch documentary on refugee project in Lebanon
The Marist Brothers and the De La Salle Brothers have officially launched “The Fratelli Project” documentary explaining how they are helping refugee children in Lebanon.
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Meeting of the network of Marist communities of Europe
El Escorial, 8-12 August 2015
Three years ago, at the request of the Marist European Conference (CEM) and organised by the “Brothers Today” Commission, an initial meeting took place of Brothers from newly founded communities in the European Provinces. This second meeting followed the same structure as the first allowing Brothers, and lay people who are closely involved in their projects, to share their experiences, further discuss themes of common interest and to strengthen the link between them.
End of the school year
The Champagnat Fête at the Marist College in Mindelheim
The fête, organised at the end of the school year, began with a Eucharistic celebration attended by a large turnout of family and friends.
Preparation for the Bicentenary
Launch of the Fourvière Year
On the 23rd July 2016 we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Pledge that was made by twelve young men, some of them newly ordained priests, others still semina-rians, in the chapel of Fourvière in Lyons, to consecrate themselves to founding the congregation of Marists. Today, one year before that jubilee, marks the end of the Montagne Year in the Institute and the beginning of the Fourvière Year, whose theme will be: “The Society of Mary – fraternity: associates for the mission (Brothers and Laity)”.
Dublin welcomes educators and students from Cruz del Sur Province
Each summer, Moyle Park College in Clondalkin welcomes hundreds of Brothers and lay people from all over the world to its Summer School, a programme to help them improve their English. We are pleased to present here an article that was published on July 9th, in Spanish, on the website of the Marist Brothers in the Province of Cruz del Sur (Argentina and Uruguay), http://www.maristas.com.ar/