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29/03/2018: Greece
Global charismatic family in Athens - Day of reflection on the calls of the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) After the Institute’s 22nd General Chapter, held from Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, 2017 in Rionegro, Colombia, the provincial council of the L’Hermitage province considered it necessary to reflect on its messages and conclusions.
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28/02/2018: General House
Feedback of the XXII General Chapter - 
Chapter evaluation survey is now available
(FMS Champagnat) A survey with feedback on the XXII General Chapter that was held in Rionegro, Colombia, from Sept. 8 – Oct. 20 is now available.
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01/12/2017: General House
To victims and survivors of abuse - A statement from the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) A statement from the 22nd General Chapter of the Marist Brothers to victims and survivors of abuse
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28/11/2017: General House
Official launching of the Chapter’s message - Superior general: ‘I present you all the Chapter document’
(FMS Champagnat) The new general government officially launched the Message of the XXII General Chapter on Nov. 24 at the general house.
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24/11/2017: General House
Journeying Together as a Global Family! - Message of the XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) On Friday, Nov. 24, the Message of the 22nd General Chapter of the Marist Brothers, which was held in Rionegro, Colombia, from Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, was announced to all Marists of Champagnat.
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20/10/2017: Colombia
20th October 2017 - Closure of the XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) The morning prayer opened the last day of meeting of the Chapter Assembly. The morning was of normal work, with two sessions and, in the afternoon, the closing ceremonies of the Chapter.
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20/10/2017: Colombia
The New Beginning has already begun - Remarks by Brother Ernesto Sánchez at the closing of the XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) In the final session of the XXII General Chapter, Brother Ernesto Sánchez, Superior General, made some closing remarks that were addressed to the whole Chapter assembly, to the entire Institute of the Marist Brothers, and to all those associated with Marist life and mission.
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19/10/2017: Colombia
Thursday, 19th October - Penultimate day of the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Thursday’s first two sessions saw the completion of voting on the articles and statutes of chapter 4 and 5 of the revised Constitutions. Final suggestions and comments were also made to the text of the ‘Rule of Life’ document. These will be voted on Friday.
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18/10/2017: Colombia
Wednesday, October 18 - General Chapter: Voting on the Constitutions
(FMS Champagnat) While the voting progress is slow and somewhat tedious, because each article or statute requires a vote, the passing of the revised text is the fruitful completion of a much longer process of consultation and dialogue.
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17/10/2017: Colombia
Tuesday, 17th October - General Chapter – Voting on Constitutions and Statutes
(FMS Champagnat) Today’s program began with voting on the first two chapters of the revised Constitutions and Statutes. The Superior General of the De La Salle Brothers shared some thoughts with the Chapter Assembly, and capitulants discussed proposals on the Statutes of the next General Chapter and the text of the ‘Rule of Life’.
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16/10/2017: Colombia
Monday, 16th October 16 - Constitutions and ‘Rule of Life’
(FMS Champagnat) Today, the capitulants began to finalize their proposed changes to the revised text of the Constitutions and Statutes. These will be voted on tomorrow. Work began on reviewing the proposed text for the provisionally titled, ‘Rule of Life’.
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16/10/2017: Colombia
Message of the Vicar General - Br. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez
(FMS Champagnat) A greeting to all the Marists of Champagnat from all five continents! I would like to thank all the Marists that has given us the opportunity to serve the Institute during the next 8 years.
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14/10/2017: Colombia
Saturday, 14th October (Day 37) - Work on the Constitutions and Statutes, and statement on the Rights of Children
(FMS Champagnat) As in the last three days, Saturday it was also dedicated mainly to the works on the Constitutions and Statutes. There was also time to see the document on the Rights of Children prepared by a pre-chapter commission.
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13/10/2017: Colombia
Friday, October 13 - Constitutions, Statutes and Rule of Life
(FMS Champagnat) Today, October 13, the capitulants continued to work on the revision of the text of the Constitutions and Statutes, particularly on Chapter 5. From this revision, certain proposals are being formulated that will be voted on later next week. The Rule of Life was also presented.
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12/10/2017: Colombia
Thursday, October 12 - Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida and Our Lady of Pilar
(FMS Champagnat) This year, on the 12th October, Brazil celebrates 300 years of devotion to Our Lady Aparecida. Today is also the feast day of Our Lady of Pilar, the patroness of Spain. The General Chapter prayed to our Good Mother that she accompanies today’s work on the Constitutions and Statutes.
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12/10/2017: General House
Protection of children in the General Chapter - May Marist works be a safe place for children
(FMS Champagnat) the Council created a commission to prepare a document to be presented to the 22nd General Chapter. Brothers Lluis Serra, Sandro Bobrzyk, Jeffrey Crowe e Álvaro Sepúlveda were nominated. The document produced by the commission is called “Pre-Chapter Report on Child Protection and Child Rights”.
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11/10/2017: Colombia
Chapter: Day 34 - Presentation of the revised Constitutions and Statutes
(FMS Champagnat) The focus of the work of the Chapter for the days remaining until the 20th October, will be on the texts of the revised Constitutions and Statutes, and the ‘Rule of Life”. These proposed texts are the result of the work done by the International Commission for the Revision of the Constitutions over the past 2 years.
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10/10/2017: Colombia
New General Council - Six Brothers form the new General Council with Brothers Ernesto and Luis Carlos
(FMS Champagnat) The six Brothers elected as General Councilors are: Ben Consigli (United States), João Carlos do Prado (Brasil Centro-Sul), Josep Maria Sotera (L’Hermitage), Kenneth Charles McDonald (Australia), Óscar Martín Vicario (Compostela) and Sylvain Ramandimbiarisoa (Madagascar).
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10/10/2017: Colombia
First New General councilors - Elected 4 of the six councilors
(FMS Champagnat) Today, the new General Council at the XXII General Chapter is to be elected. This morning, four General Councilors were elected: Ben Consigli (USA), João Carlos do Prado (Brasil Centro-Sul), Kenneth Charles McDonald (Australia) and Óscar Martín Vicario (Compostela) The remaining two councilors will be elected this afternoon, beginning at 3:00pm.
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09/10/2017: Colombia
Monday, October 9 - General Chapter - Moving on
(FMS Champagnat) Monday marked the beginning of the discernment process for the election of the six General Councilors. During the morning sessions, the calls, principles and suggestions for Chapter themes of finance and mission were discussed and approved.
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08/10/2017: Colombia
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Approval of the Procedure for Election of the General Council
(FMS Champagnat) On Saturday, the Chapter capitulants worked in the morning and approved the process that will lead to the election of six General Councilors on Tuesday. The musical group "Amadeus", shared with the General Chapter community their rich musical talents, high energy that brought everyone much joy.
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07/10/2017: Colombia
I dream of an Institute ... - Marist Novices in Medellín
(FMS Champagnat) The first-year novices want to express their passion for the Marist charism by sharing the text below, highlighting the Marist life they dream of as young Brothers for a new beginning.
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07/10/2017: Colombia
Friday, October 6 - 29th day of the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Today was devoted to further group and plenary work on the principles and suggestions related to the five thematic areas that will form the message of the XXII General.
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06/10/2017: Colombia
October 5, 2017 - Principles and recommendations for action – “New La Valla”
(FMS Champagnat) The General Chapter is entering the stage of defining more clearly the principles and suggestions for what needs to be done in responding to God’s calls to the global body of the Institute as it enters its third century. The six theme groups continued their writing work and presenting what has been produced so far. The Rule of Life document was approved as a separate but complimentary text with the Constitutions and Statutes.
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04/10/2017: Colombia
October 4th: Working on key themes - General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) After completing the elections of the Superior and Vicar General, the Brother capitulants resumed their work on developing the key Chapter themes that will guide the Institute’s life and work during the next 8 years.
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04/10/2017: Colombia
Election of the Superior General and Vicar General of the Institute - General Chapter, October 3
(FMS Champagnat) Tuesday, 3rd October, Brothers Ernesto Sánchez Barba of Western Mexico was elected as Superior General, and Luis Carlos Gutiérrez Blanco from the Province of Central América as Vicar General of the Institute of the Marist Brothers.
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03/10/2017: Colombia
Vicar General of the Institute - Brother Luis Carlos Gutiérrez Blanco
(FMS Champagnat) The XXII General Chapter of the Marist Brothers, taking place in Rionegro, Colombia, today elected Brother Luis Carlos Gutiérrez Blanco, of the Province of America Central as Vicar General of the Institute of the Marist Brothers of the Schools.
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03/10/2017: Colombia
Br Ernesto Sánchez - New Superior General of the Marist Brothers
(FMS Champagnat) The XXII General Chapter of the Marist Brothers, taking place in Rionegro, Colombia, today elected Brother Ernesto Sánchez, of the Province of México Occidental, as the XIV Superior General of the Institute of the Marist Brothers of the Schools.
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02/10/2017: Colombia
Monday, October 2 - Moment of discernment
(FMS Champagnat) Today’s program was divided into two key moments. The morning was dedicated entirely for private reading of the proposed texts for the revised Constitutions and Statutes and the Rule of Life. The afternoon session saw the commencement of the discernment process for the election of the Superior General and Vicar General.
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02/10/2017: Colombia
La Valla Interprovincial Novitiate, Medellín - Marist Creed for a New Beginning
(FMS Champagnat) The occasions we have lived together with the Brothers and lay Marists of the General Chapter have been experiences of sharing and faith that have, in a very concrete way, touched us.
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30/09/2017: Colombia
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Farewell to the lay invitees to the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Saturday was only a half day working session. The Chapter participants continued working the six thematic areas until lunch. With this being the last day the lay invitees were present at the Chapter, the Chapter Assembly thanked them for their significant contribution.
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29/09/2017: Colombia
Friday, September 29 - XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Today, Friday 29th September, Chapter participants continued working in groups on the key implications. Capitulants were briefed on the process involved in the review of the Constitutions and the structure of the resultant drafts. The process of electing the Superior General and Vicar General were approved.
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29/09/2017: Colombia
Thursday, October 28 - Presentation of the’ Being Lay Marist’ document and key implications
(FMS Champagnat) Part of the morning session was taken up with a presentation on the experiences and journey toward defining the Lay Marist vocation and guidelines for animation, accompaniment and formation that are articulated in more detail in 3 documents tabled at this General Chapter. The rest of the day was dedicated to developing the key implications or lines of action for the future of the Institute.
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28/09/2017: General House
Co-creators of a common future - Proposals of the Secretariat of Laity to the capitulants
(FMS Champagnat) These documents respond to the proposal made in 2014 by the General Council to the Secretariat of Laity to submit proposals to the General Chapter.
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27/09/2017: Colombia
Wednesday, 27th September - What are the 4 things that God is calling us to for a New Beginning?
(FMS Champagnat) The 20th day in Rionegro was a day of listening to what God wants the Marists to do. The lines of action were identified for the Institute to enter its third centenary.
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26/09/2017: Colombia
Tuesday, October 26 - Hearing God's Calls
(FMS Champagnat) Last Monday, the participants of the XXII Marist Brothers General Chapter reached a fundamental part of the U-process. After trying to capture the reality of the world and of the Institute, the Chapter participants now turned their attention to listening to what God wants from the Institute in terms of its identity and what it needs to do. Today was about listening and contemplative silence. Much fewer words!
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26/09/2017: Colombia
Monday, September 25 - Letting go ... Yesterday, today and tomorrow
(FMS Champagnat) This week began with the final stage of the discovery of the reality of the world and of the Institute, clarifying what is necessary for individuals, Administrative Units and the global body of the Institute to leave behind so as to move into the future. The next phase to begin is to discern what God wants the Marists to be and do into the future.
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24/09/2017: Colombia
Saturday, September 23 - What we need to leave behind
(FMS Champagnat) On the 16th day of the General Chapter, the participants continued to try and identify what the whole Institute needs to “let go of” or stop doing for it to be the Institute envisioned for the future.
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22/09/2017: Colombia
Friday, September 22 - Letting go
(FMS Champagnat) In terms of the overall process, the General Chapter is about to complete the first phase of “Perceiving the present reality and the future” to move on to the next phase of “articulating the collective purpose for the future of the Institute”. This movement requires of everyone a certain "letting go". This was the focus of today’s process.
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22/09/2017: Colombia
Thursday, September 21 - Regenerative Dialogue on the Institute
(FMS Champagnat) The process for the first stage of General Chapter, which is building up an awareness of the world and the Institute as a global body, is about to conclude. Today, the Chapter the participants reflected on some of the issues that were still missing in the "awareness of reality" in the Institute.
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21/09/2017: Colombia
Wednesday, September 20 - Intervention of Brother Emili Turú
(FMS Champagnat) The focus of the morning’s session a presentation given by Brother Emili Turú, where he addressed 5 themes key to the life of the Institute: An Institute ‘going forth’, Safeguarding of children, Dancing with dinosaurs, formation and Being lay Marists. In the afternoon session Chapter participants analyzed the answers to the questions of Monday’s session.
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20/09/2017: Colombia
To the Victims of Hurricanes and Earthquakes in The Americas - Message from the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Message of the participantes in the General Chapter to the Victims of hurricanes and earthquakes in the Americas
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20/09/2017: Colombia
Tuesday, September 19 - Lay people and brothers: what the body is telling us
(FMS Champagnat) The chapter devoted its 12th day to the laity and to the report on the economic situation. The two morning sessions were led by 8 lay people invited to the Chapter. In the afternoon, Br. Libardo Garzón presented the economic reality of the Institute. These sessions were not moments for decisions and approvals of documents, but the continuation of the awareness of the Institute as a body.
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19/09/2017: Colombia
Monday, September 18 - Looking within the Institute
(FMS Champagnat) In recent days, the Chapter participants have analyzed the reality of the world around us, trying to envisage how it will be in ten years from now. Today, Monday, 18th September, the reflection focused on our institute, trying to develop a knowledge of ourselves as a global body. Over the next few days the capitulants and guests will reflect not only on what we are experiencing in today’s Institute, but also what the reality is likely to be 10 years from now.
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17/09/2017: Colombia
Saturday, September 16 - Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Institute
(FMS Champagnat) Saturday, 16th September, everyone associated with the General Chapter celebrated with Marists of the Norandina Province, the Bicentenary of the Institute, which the General Council wanted to celebrate in three moments: January 2, June 6 and during the Chapter.
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16/09/2017: Colombia
Friday, September 15 - Sensing, making presence, realising
(FMS Champagnat) On Friday, 15th September, the General Chapter participants dedicated themselves especially to the exploration of today’s reality, an essential step required before attempting to find any solutions.
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15/09/2017: Colombia
Thursday, September 14 - Meeting with young people
(FMS Champagnat) Within the dynamic of understanding today’s contemporary world, the General Chapter today opened the door to the world of young people. 25 young people, leaders of youth ministry and other pastoral works of the Province of Norandina filled the Chapter Hall with life and energy.
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14/09/2017: Colombia
Wednesday, September 13 - Towards a new land
(FMS Champagnat) On Wednesday, September 13th, the General Chapter participants journeyed to Medellín to visit social centers and projects administered by various organizations on the peripheries of the city. The goal of the immersion visit was to meet people engaged in that Centre, and to observe and listen to their realities, needs and opportunities.
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12/09/2017: Colombia
September 12, Feast of the Holy Name of Mary - Discovering the New World and Electing the Facilitation Commission
(FMS Champagnat) What isnew in today’s world? How will it be in a few years? How is the world transforming? What is happening socially? These questions summarize the focus of today’s reflection and sharing among Chapter participants. Another important item of today’s agenda was te election of the Facilitation Commission, that will now guide the development of the Chapter.
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12/09/2017: Colombia
Monday, September 11 - Leave something behind and open up to the world around us
(FMS Champagnat) Today the focus moved to participants having an awareness of what they needed to leave behind so they could fully embrace the work of being capitulant; to be open to the newness of the Spirit that invites them to “Enter New Territory” and to create a “New La Valla”.
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11/09/2017: Colombia
Sunday, September 10 - Developing an awareness of the role of capitulants
(FMS Champagnat) On this first Sunday in Rionegro, the capitulants continued their work inspired by today’s Gospel: "If two of you on the earth agree about any thing you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven" (Matthew 18:19).
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09/09/2017: General House
Saturday, 9th September 2017 - Meeting with Pope Francis marks the second day of the Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) On 9 September, the capitulars joined Colombian religious, seminarians, priests and their families in a meeting with Pope Francis, who ends his visit to Colombia Monday, 11th September.
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08/09/2017: Colombia
Afternoon of 8th September 2017 - The General Chapter is declared officially opened
(FMS Champagnat) The first session of the afternoon marked the official opening of the XXII General Chapter. After the Marian moment, the table composed by Brothers Emili Turú, president of the Chapter, and Juan Carlos and Joe McKee, members of the Provisional Table, opened the Chapter work.
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08/09/2017: Colombia
A New La Valla - Opening of the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) The day of the opening of the General Chapter was celebrated as a great thanksgiving: in the morning, the liturgy of the word and, in the evening, the Eucharistic liturgy.
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08/09/2017: Colombia
Opening of the 22nd General Chapter - At the edge of waiting - Statement by Br Emili Turú, current superior general
(FMS Champagnat) In the opening speech of the activities of the Chapter Assembly, Brother Emili Turú highlighted four elements proposed as attitudes that should motivate the Chapter: at the edge of waiting, making La Valla relevant today, a parable of fraternity and Magnificat.
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08/09/2017: General House
To seek more intensely the peripheries - Message of Cardinal João Braz de Aviz to the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Cardinal João Braz de Aviz is the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Here his message to the participants of the 22nd General Chapter.
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07/09/2017: Colombia
Verification of the election of Delegates - Supervision of the regularity of the elections of the delegates to the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) After the approval of the Verification Act of the election of the delegates elected by the provinces, a declaration of its regularity – which is officially made by the Superior General – is expected during the General Chapter.
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07/09/2017: General House
Proposals to the capitulants - Documents regarding the development of the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Among the documents the capitulants received in recent weeks, some are related to the very development of the Chapter Assembly.
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04/09/2017: General House
General Chapter: Hear the voice of the Spirit of God - Interview with the superior general, Brother Emili Turú
(FMS Champagnat) Brother Emili Turú ends his service as superior general of the Marist Brothers during the General Chapter that will begin on September 8 in Rionegro (near Medellin). A few days before the beginning of the Chapter, Brother Emili answers our questions.
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31/08/2017: Colombia
22nd General Chapter - Preparations begin in Rionegro
(FMS Champagnat) Some participants and members of the support team are already working in Rionegro to prepare for the opening of the General Chapter on Sept. 8.
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26/08/2017: General House
Towards a new beginning - Chapter members are carriers of the fruits of Pre-Capitular process
(FMS Champagnat) Since the creation of the Preparatory Commission for the General Chapter in 2015, much work has been done to prepare the Chapter Assembly, which begins on Sept. 8.
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25/08/2017: Brazil
Assembly of Brothers and laity in preparation for the 22nd General Chapter - Reflections and convictions of the Brazil Centro-Sur province
(FMS Champagnat) Brothers and lay Marists, who participated in the preparatory stages of the General Chapter, gathered from Aug. 11 – 12 at the Marist Memorial in Curitiba to gather, confirm, share and celebrate the whole journey in preparation for the Chapter to be held in September in Rionegro (Colombia).
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22/08/2017: General House
Towards the General Chapter - Proclaiming a New La Valla
(FMS Champagnat) In two weeks, the capitulants will arrive in Rionegro, Colombia, to experience the 22nd General Chapter, which begins on Sept. 8.
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28/07/2017: Philippines
The Vocation of the Marist Laity - Brothers convene to discuss laity issues with a Chapter participant
(FMS Champagnat) Thirteen brothers met on July 23 to share reflections on the key documents that pertain to the Marist Laity.
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27/07/2017: Brazil
Brasil Sul-Amazônia Province - A preparatory meeting for the 22nd General Chapter gathers brothers and laity
(FMS Champagnat) Around 60 brothers and laity of Rio Grande do Sul gathered in São Leopoldo from June 30 – July 1, for the pre-chapter encounter “gathering the fruits.”
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26/07/2017: Bolivia
Santa María de los Andes - Capitulants attend assembly in Cochabamba
(FMS Champagnat) Thirty-three Marist Brothers and Laity of Cochabamba, Bolivia, gathered with Brothers Saturnino and Patricio, capitulants of the Santa Maria de los Andes Province.
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15/07/2017: Argentina
Cruz del Sur Province - Pre-Chapter Assembly
(FMS Champagnat) In the context of the preparation of the XXII General Chapter, the Province of Cruz del Sur has already carried out six local assemblies (Mendoza, Jujuy, Rosario, Montevideo, Asunción and Coronel Oviedo), with another two still to take place (Buenos Aires and the Province of Buenos Aires).
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29/05/2017: General House
Making the Journey Together - Report of the Superior General and his Council to the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) The report is resource for the participants of the next Chapter, which begins on September 8, presenting the main aspects of the general administration’s path of the last eight years.
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15/05/2017: Brazil
Being a lay Marist - The Secretariat of the laity reflects on a document it will present at the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Brother Javier Espinosa’s mission for the past two months consisted of visiting 25 groups of different expressions of laity to boost the experience of the charism and collect contributions for the document of the Secretariat of the Laity of the Marist Institute that will be presented at the General Chapter to be celebrated in Colombia during the month of September.
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27/04/2017: Argentina
Walking together towards the 22nd General Chapter - Marist educational communities of Rosario
(FMS Champagnat) Sixty members of the two Marist educational communities of Rosario, Argentina, (School of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Marcellin Champagnat School) gathered to experience walking together towards the 22nd General Chapter.
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24/04/2017: General House
A New La Valla - Guests of the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) The general council, within the pre-chapter context, following the indications of the Statutes of the 21st General Chapter regarding the additional members, defined the list of the 15 guests who will participate in the General Chapter that will take place in Colombia and will start on Sept. 8.
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21/04/2017: General House
The world's biggest challenges, according to the youth - Videos prepare youth that will participate in the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) In a series of seven videos, youth from around the world share their testimonies of what they believe is world's biggest challenge and what they think the Marist Brothers could do about it.
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12/01/2017: General House
XXII General Chapter - Letter concerning the pre-chapter process
(FMS Champagnat) The Preparatory Commission of the XXII General Chapter has written a letter to all the Marists of Champagnat, Brothers and Laity, from your administrative unit who have already begun the preparation process or will start it soon.
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06/01/2017: General House
A New La Valla - Participants in the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) In the 22nd General Chapter that will take place in September 2017, there will be a total of 79 capitulants – 32 by right and 47 by election.
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03/10/2016: General House
Preparatory Commission sends document to all Marists of Champagnat - Pre-Chapter Process
(FMS Champagnat) On Oct. 1, the Preparatory Commission of the 22nd General Chapter sent the document “Pre-Chapter Process” to the superiors of all administrative units – a document which aims to engage brothers’ communities and other Marists in contemplative conversations and immersion encounters leading to the Chapter itself.
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20/09/2016: General House
4th meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the 22nd General Chapter - Commission meets to complete material to help brothers & laity prepare for Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) During its meeting at the General House from September 5- 9, the Preparatory Commission for the 22nd General Chapter met to finish off the material for the Chapter.
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08/09/2016: General House
A New La Valla - Convocation of the 22nd General Chapter - Letter of the Br Emili Turú
(FMS Champagnat) One year before the official opening of the General Chapter the Brother Superior General and his Council send to all the Brothers the Circular of Convocation. This Circular contains the opening date and gives the practical details for the election of delegates and the opening of the Chapter.
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29/06/2016: General House
On the way to the XXII General Chapter - Integration days of the General Council and of the Secretariats
(FMS Champagnat) The General Council usually celebrates two annual plenary sessions and during these sessions, it holds a meeting with the five Secretariats and with coordinators of other services of the general administration. This year’s meeting was on June 20 and 21 with around 25 participants.
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11/03/2016: General House
Preparing the XXII General Chapter - Second encounter of the Preparatory Commission
(FMS Champagnat) ts first meeting was held in November and its second one was held from Feb. 22 – 26 at the general house in Rome.
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24/11/2015: General House
Preparations for 2017 underway - Preparatory Commission of the General Chapter meets for the first time
(FMS Champagnat) The Commission preparing the next General Chapter in 2017 held its first encounter at the general house in Rome on Nov. 23. The 11 brothers are gathering until Nov. 27 to prepare for the twenty-second chapter, which will be celebrated in Rionegro (Colombia), approximately 40 km from Medellín.
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30/07/2015: General House
Colombia will be the headquarters of the 2017 Chapter - The XXII General Chapter will be celebrated in Rionegro
(FMS Champagnat) Exactly on September 8, 2017, the XXII General Chapter will begin. The preparation of this important event for the life of the Institute has been entrusted to a Commission, which will begin to function within a few months. In the following interview, Br Emili Turú, Superior General, talks about the next chapter and mainly about the chosen place for his celebration.
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16/06/2015: General House
Names revealed of the next general chapter’s preparatory commission - 11 Members chosen to prepare the general chapter in 2017
(FMS Champagnat) The Institute’s general council has appointed 11 members for the preparatory commission of the XXII general chapter in 2017.
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31/03/2015: General House
Framework for the Identity of the Lay Marist - Proposal by the General Council ahead of the 2017 General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) The General Conference in the Hermitage allowed Brother Emili Turú, the Superior General, to deepen the theme of Linking and Lay Membership through an international meeting held in Rome in March 2014.
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