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18/04/2019: Brazil
The five provinces of the “America South” Region met in Brazil - Participants from seven teams in charge discussed and reflected together
(FMS Champagnat) The meeting of the teams of the South America Region took place from 10 to 12 April in Mendes, Rio de Janeiro.
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17/04/2019: General House
Mystery of God's immense love for men - Marcellin Champagnat and the Holy Week
(FMS Champagnat) Holy Week was even more specially given over to contemplating that ineffable mystery of God's immense love for men; he spent it with the greatest recollection, as it were in a kind of retreat.
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17/04/2019: Spain
Province of Ibérica - Cooperative work and TIC with students and formation centres
(FMS Champagnat) On 5th and 6th April the Marist Iberian Campus took place in Alcalá de Henares. Ten schools and colleges took part in the event which already, in 2019, is celebrating its seventh year.
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16/04/2019: General House
A heart that knows no bounds - 20 years since the canonization of Father Champagnat
(FMS Champagnat) 20 years ago, on the 18th of April 1999, San Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Institute of the Marist Brothers, was canonized in the Vatican.
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15/04/2019: General House
Awaken in ourselves and those around us an ecological awareness - Laudado Si'
(FMS Champagnat) The fifth call of the XXII General Chapter asks “awaken in ourselves and those around us an ecological awareness that engages us in caring for ‘our common home’”, in response to emerging needs.
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15/04/2019: East Timor
Marist Brothers: 12 aspirants in Baucau - The Province of Australia inaugurates a new House of formation
(FMS Champagnat) On March 30 in East Timor, in the city of Baucau, a House of Formation has been dedicated to welcoming the young candidates to the Marist religious life.
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12/04/2019: Sri Lanka
“Set them on fire with your love” - First profession at the Tudella Novitiate
(FMS Champagnat) The Provincial and District Leaders from four administrative units have come for the celebration, in Tudella, on April 6, of the Religious First Profession of eleven young men that have heard the call.
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11/04/2019: South Korea
Marist Pastoral work in Seoul - Around 7000 people benefit annually from the Marist Educational Centre
(FMS Champagnat) Every year In the Marist Educational Centre of the community of Seoul (Korea) different activities are carried out, and many groups make use of the centre to develop their programmes: catechists of diverse parish and diocesan groups; young people belonging to parochial groups; children of catechetical groups from different parishes
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11/04/2019: Spain
Marist European Conference - Meeting of the CEM in Alcalá of Henares
(FMS Champagnat) On 2 and 3 of April, in Alcalá de Henares, a Meeting of the Marist European Conference took place. The time was spent in sharing with the coordinators of the European teams and the steps to be taken in the task of building the Marist European Region.
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10/04/2019: Nigeria
The Role of the Youths in the Church - Marist Province of Nigeria celebrated Marist Youth Festival
(FMS Champagnat) The Marist Province of Nigeria celebrated a one-day Youth Festival on 24th March 2019 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Iva Valley, Enugu, Nigeria.
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09/04/2019: General House
Universal Periodical Examination of Madagascar, Italy, Bolivia and El Salvador - FMSI presents new reports on the human rights of minors and young adults
(FMS Champagnat) On the last week of March, FMSI presented four new reports to the United Nations for the Universal Periodical Examination of Madagascar, Italy, Bolivia and El Salvador.
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08/04/2019: South Africa
Floods in Africa - Solidarity with people affected by the floods in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
(FMS Champagnat) About the floods that have affected Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe last days, Br Norbert Mwila, Provincial of Southern Africa, expressed the Marist solidarity with the people of those countries and said that the Marist Family wasn’t affected.
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07/04/2019: Peru
VIII Assembly of the Network of Institutions of Higher Education - Closing Day of the Assembly: Future projects and the site of the next meeting of the Universities Network
(FMS Champagnat) The closing session of the Eighth Assembly of the Marist International Network of Higher Education was held at Marcellin Champagnat University in Lima.
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05/04/2019: Peru
VIII Assembly of the Network of Institutions of Higher Education - The representatives of the Executive Committee of the International Marist Network of Higher Education Institutions elected
(FMS Champagnat) The three representatives of the new Executive Committee of the International Marist Network of Higher Education Institutions were elected on April 4, during the VIII Assembly held at the Marcelino Champagnat University in Lima.
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05/04/2019: Italy
On-going formation in Manziana - Rereading the personal story in the middle of the path of life
(FMS Champagnat) In the house of Manziana (An International Center for Marist Formation) a course for middle-aged Brothers ("Senderos" Mid-life) is taking place, from March 21 to June 8, 2019, with 18 participants, from 10 Administrative Units.
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04/04/2019: Peru
The Executive Committee of the International Marist Network of Higher Education Institutions has been elected - Three representatives will continue in office for a period of two years, according to the vote on Thursday
(FMS Champagnat) Having discussed the identity of the network and exchanging experiences from each region, the representatives of higher education institutions elected on Thursday the new executive committee of the International Marist Network of higher education institutions.
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04/04/2019: Guatemala
Workshop on Learning plus Service - Participants from the educational communities of Central America and Central Mexico attended the course
(FMS Champagnat) From the 14 until 16 February the participants taking place in the workshop were: from the Province of América Central, Province of Canada, and 30 people approximately taking part from the different educational works of the Marist Province of Central México.
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03/04/2019: General House
Agios. Mar - Vigil commemorating our modern-day missionary martyrs
(FMS Champagnat) Each year in Rome a prayer vigil is celebrated to remember our modern-day missionary martyrs. This year it took place on March 21, Missionary Martyrs Day. It was organized by various groups of the Diocese of Rome together with the Saint Egidio Community. Some members from our General House participated.
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02/04/2019: Peru
VIII Assembly of the International Marist Network of Institutions of Higher Education - After the inauguration, the representatives of the 27 participating institutions began the debate of this edition of the Assembly
(FMS Champagnat) April 2, the official inauguration of the VIII Assembly of the International Marist Network of Institutions of Higher Education took place at the Marcelin Champagnat University in Lima, Peru.
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02/04/2019: General House
International Commission of Brothers Today 2019: - Marvellous Companions and Mentors
(FMS Champagnat) The recent gathering of International Commission of Brothers Today (18-22 March 2019) had a fulsome agenda with varied themes and activities such as exploring the implications of the Strategic Plans on initial and ongoing formation.
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01/04/2019: France
Formation of Marist Leaders in the mission in Europe - Where your gifts and your happiness meet with the needs of the world, the purpose of your life is there
(FMS Champagnat) On March 17 of 2019, the 3ª edition has begun of the Itinerary of leaders for Marist formation in the mission organized by the European Council of Mission.
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01/04/2019: Argentina
Reflexionar juntos sobre los trabajos realizados - Encuentro de Animadores y Asesores de Fraternidades de la Provincia Cruz del Sur
(FMS Champagnat) Los animadores y asesores de Fraternidades de la Provincia se reunieron el 16 de marzo para analizar juntos las pautas para este trienio.
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31/03/2019: General House
Calendar of the General Council and the directors of Secretariats and Departments of the General Administration - April - May 2019
(FMS Champagnat) 01 - April 03: visit to the Community L'Hermitage - Bro. Ángel Medina and Bro Jeffrey Crow 01 - April 04:meeting of the Marist European Conference in Alcalá de Henares - Bro. João Carlos do Prado, General Councillor 01 - April 06:General Assembly of the International Marist Network of Institutions for Advanced Education in Lima, Peru - Bro. Ernesto Sánchez, Superior General; Bro. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicario General
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29/03/2019: Brazil
An opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences - Marist School receives the directors of the South America Region in Brazil
(FMS Champagnat) The directors of the South America Region met on March 21st, at Colegio Marista Champagnat, in Porto Alegre (Brazil Sul-Amazonia), to address educational issues and pedagogical proposals.
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28/03/2019: Canada
The future of the province of Canada - Preliminary meeting of the preparatory committee for the provincial assembly
(FMS Champagnat) The province of Canada faces a great challenge: that of assuring that the mission may be able to continue. The challenge is that the lay Marists commit to continuing with the Charism of Champagnat. Therefore, it is in this context and to the service of the continuity of the Marist life, that a Provincial Assembly has been programmed for next November.
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27/03/2019: Mexico
Province of Western Mexico - Perpetual Profession of Br. Julián Solís Pasos
(FMS Champagnat) Brother Julián Solís Pasos made his perpetual vows on Saturday, March 16 (day of Santa María) in Mérida, Yucatán.
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27/03/2019: Brazil
Province of Brazil South-Amazonia - Formative meeting brings together 540 Marist educators in Porto Alegre
(FMS Champagnat) With an attentive focus on the fundamental aspects of children's development, the Colleges and Social services Units of the Brazil Sul-Amazonia Province promoted on March 16, at the PUCRS, a great Formative Encounter for early childhood educators and beginner’s level.
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26/03/2019: Spain
Around 100 educators took part to the event promoting children’s rights - Meeting of the 14 Marist social works in Catalonia
(FMS Champagnat) On March 15th in Rubi, Catalonia, it took place the annual meeting of the 14 social works of the Hermitage province. This network takes care of a thousand children and youngsters.
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25/03/2019: Italy
The captivating experience of being a volunteer - Three2Six: Education for refugee children in South Africa
(FMS Champagnat) "I would encourage everybody to live a similar experience, where I had the privilege to interact with a different reality and with the possibility to give value to everything”, says Sofia Basile, a young volunteer who, thanks to the Marist General House and FMSI, worked for the project Three2Six.
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22/03/2019: Brazil
Regional Joint action strengthens the Marist Life and Mission - Region South America celebrates three years of action
(FMS Champagnat) In March, the Region South America celebrates three years of action. Founded officially in 2016, it has the premise to strengthen internationality in the Marist Institute.
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