Provincial Conference on Marist Education
From 6th to 9th June a conference on the theme of Marist Education organised by the Province of West-Central Europe took place at Guardamar in Spain. There were 70 participants: Brothers and laity from the five countries of the Province, several Marist Fathers and lay associates all of whom are active in schools or in Marist projects.
The Conference was entitled, “Awakening a New Dawn” with the aim of
creating a network of educators to create practical ideas to promote Marist leadership
in the future. The speakers from Australia, USA and the Netherlands as well as
from the General House put before us the ever present riches of the
characteristics of Marist Education inherited from Champagnat and encouraged us
to put them to use wherever we are working.
One could sense the enthusiasm of the participants for the content as
well as the exchange of ideas and atmosphere of togetherness during the three
days. In a special edition of the Bulletin there will be several contributions
about the conference. It is also possible to click on to the following website
created for the occasion: http://www.aphaia.com/maristconference/index.php
Brother Robert Thunus