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15/10/2019: Cambodia
A school that Marcellin Champagnat would be proud of - Around 100 students receive education and medical care at LaValla School
(FMS Champagnat) Brother John Kachinsky, from the United States Province was, in mid-September, in Cambodia, in the LaValla School, the only registered primary school in this country for students with a physical disability. Here below, we share the testimony of Br. John.
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14/10/2019: Spain
Young people... now! - Ist Ibérica Youth Assembly
(FMS Champagnat) On September 27th, 28th and 29th, the Ist Ibérica Youth Assembly took place in Lardero (La Rioja). Organised by the Youth and Vocation Ministry Team of the Province, and with the support of all the local organisations, it was attended by dozens of young people from MarCha Groups ( Option and Catechumenate stages), as well as other young people involved in Marist ministry, members of mission teams and brothers from the Provincial Council.
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14/10/2019: Guatemala
Innovation in mission, education and evangelisation - Meeting of the members of the Arco Norte Regional Committee
(FMS Champagnat) The members of the regional committee of Arco Norte met on September 29th and 30th in the Provincial House of Guatemala City. It was presented the innovative projects initiated by the General Administration and the changes in the organisational structure for the animation of the 6 regions of the Institute.
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11/10/2019: Venezuela
The Santa Catalina School - Pastoral Work in the Orinoco Delta, Amazonas State
(FMS Champagnat) Its population of 1,130 support themselves by fishing, and by working at livestock and government jobs. Presently, four Marist Brothers, two Sisters of Parish Action and a group of lay teachers provide an integral education and promote evangelization in the area.
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11/10/2019: Nigeria
Three Brothers from the dioceses of Ogoja, Nsukka and Orlu - Perpetual profession in the Province of Nigeria
(FMS Champagnat) Three Brothers made their Final Profession of Religious Vows in the Marist province of Nigeria on 21st September, 2019 at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria. The three Brothers were: Br. Arikpo Effah Vincent, fms. Br.Nwodo Elias, fms and Br. Ibegbu Emmanuel, fms. They came from the dioceses of Ogoja, Nsukka and Orlu.
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10/10/2019: Ecuador
Abya Yala Fisco-Misional Abya Yala Multilingual School - The Marist-Carmelite Community of Sucumbios promotes indigenous intercultural education in the Amazon Region
(FMS Champagnat) Indigenous leaders in the area asked the Indigenous Pastoral Ministry of San Miguel de Sucumbíos to help them obtain a quality of "intercultural indigenous education" so that their sons and daughters could face a dignified future without losing their traditional values. And the Bishop assigned this responsibility to the Marist Brothers.
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10/10/2019: Mexico
Marist Spirituality and Charism - The Fraternities of Mexico have celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the National Meeting of the MCFM
(FMS Champagnat) The members of the Marist Fraternities of the Provinces of México Occidental and México Central gathered from October 4-6, at Casa Juan Pablo II, in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Fraternity Meetings of the MCFM.
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09/10/2019: Peru
From the heart of Champagnat to the heart of Datem - Project of the Marcellin Champagnat University in favour of the peoples of Amazonia
(FMS Champagnat) The Project A Teacher for Datem is the result of a daring commitment by Marcellin Champagnat University (Lima) on behalf of the native inhabitants of the Peruvian Amazon. In fact, at the end of 2011, the University acceded to the request of the original peoples who, through their "apus" or charismatic leaders, asked us to commit ourselves to the formation of the present and future teachers of their schools.
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09/10/2019: General House
Agios.Mar - The Cause of Brother Basilio advances step by step
(FMS Champagnat) Mrs. Liliana Columba Torres Vázquez, bearer of the Trasumpto and the Public Copy of the Acts of the diocesan tribunal, concluded in Guadalajara (Mexico) on September 11, 2019, travelled to Rome accompanied by Brother José de Jesús Hernandez, vice-provincial of Western Mexico, to deliver this documentation to the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints.
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09/10/2019: Madagascar
Missionaries of Joy - Five Brothers from the Madagascar province renew their temporary vows during the annual retreat
(FMS Champagnat) 36 brothers from the Madagascar province participated in the annual retreat that took place from September 15 to 21. Father Sata Jean Noel, a priest of the diocese of Ambatondrazaka, led the retreat basing it on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel"
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07/10/2019: General House
Wherever you go: Rule of Life of the Marist Brothers - We live out our consecration, brotherhood and mission, founded on a life-integrating spirituality
(FMS Champagnat) Today, October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Institute is receiving this important document: Wherever you go: Rule of Life of the Marist Brothers. It is a text that allows us to deepen our understanding of our consecration, brotherhood and mission, and that can inspire an integrated approach to our spiritual journey. It belongs to our Proper Law, and is intended to be read, meditated on and prayed over, both personally and in community.
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06/10/2019: Brazil
An Integral ecological conscience - Marists in Panamazonia and in the context of the Synod
(FMS Champagnat) Los maristas de Champagnat están muy comprometidos con las causas amazónicas. Este compromiso se manifiesta en su larga historia misionera en la región. En el contexto actual, esta misión se enriquece, entre otras, por la decidida actuación marista en la Red Eclesial Panamazónica - REPAM, desde su fundación en 2015, y en la variada actividad preparatoria del Sínodo para la Amazonía.
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04/10/2019: Colombia
Marist Solidarity - Lay Marists Inspired by Brother Eduardo Botero Arango
(FMS Champagnat) On Saturday, September 7, the group of Lay Marists "Brother Eduardo Botero Arango" of Bogotá—in honor of the former Provincial of the former Marist Province of Colombia, who died last year—organized a preventive health care team for the students of Colegio Soledad Acosta de Samper in Bosa, a school administered by the Marist Brothers since the beginning of this year.
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03/10/2019: Paraguay
Marist Youth, beacons of hope - 70 young people from Marist Centres on the move
(FMS Champagnat) Following the motto "We are Beacons of Hope", 70 young people from all the Marist Centres of Paraguay, Province of Cruz del Sur, symbolically stopped their march between September 14 and 15 and camped in the Marist House of Ytú, which offered them a fruitful period of life and space to encounter their vocation and mission.
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02/10/2019: Brazil
New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology - Br. Joao Gutemberg to participate in the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon
(FMS Champagnat) Br. Joao, from the Brazil Sul-Amazonia Province, is one of 55 observers invited to participate in the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, which takes place in the Vatican, from October 6 to 27. We reproduce here his thoughts and expectations.
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01/10/2019: General House
What are we doing to share in the care of creation? - Anticipating the Synod for Pan-Amazon
(FMS Champagnat) The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region will take place in the Vatican from 6 to 27 October. The main objective of the assembly, convoked by Pope Francis, is "to find new ways for the evangelization of that portion of the People of God, especially the indigenous, often forgotten and with no prospects for a good future, also for the cause of the crisis of the Amazonian forest".
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01/10/2019: Paraguay
Strengthening formation and planning of the IV Regional Assembly - Meeting of the Committee and Regional Council of South America
(FMS Champagnat) From 23 to 26 September, the Regional Council, made up of the Provincials of the five member provinces (Cruz del Sur, Santa María de los Andes, Brasil Centro - Norte, Brasil Sur - Amazonia and Brasil Centro - Sur) and the Regional Committee of South America, met in Paraguay to discuss and to debate the progress of the different initiatives being carried out by the region .
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30/09/2019: General House
Open to the Light - Brothers over 70 participate in the
(FMS Champagnat) Under the motto "Invited to be Community Builders" the "Dawn" program invited 15 senior Brothers (70 - 80 years of age) to participate in a spirituality course that is taking place at the General House from September 1 to October 31.
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30/09/2019: Brazil
Province of Brasil Sul-Amazônia - Brothers and lay people participate in a joint retreat
(FMS Champagnat) From 9 to 14 September, the retreat for brothers and laity took place in Veranópolis - An experience of deep reflection. The meeting brought together about 27 people from the Province of Brasil Sul-Amazônia and had as its theme Hope and interior life following the Nazarene.
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29/09/2019: Brazil
Reflecting on the past, building the present and dreaming of the future - More than 1,300 young people take part in the Marist Youth Meeting (EJM) 2019
(FMS Champagnat) More than 1,300 students and graduates from 25 units of the Marist Network participated in the Meeting of Marist Youth (EJM) held this Saturday, September 28 in Erechim (RS). With the theme "Time to Be" the event marked the celebration of 10 years of Marist Youth Ministry (MYM).
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28/09/2019: Argentina
"Being beacons that illuminate life" - Provincial Meeting of Fraternities
(FMS Champagnat) The Fraternities of the Province of Cruz del Sur met from the 13th to the 15th of September under the theme "Being lighthouses that illuminate life", in the Villa Marista de Luján (Argentina), to renew their commitment to keeping the light of God alive in their works and communities.
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27/09/2019: Germany
Initiatives and vision for the future - Meeting of the European Council of the Marist Mission
(FMS Champagnat) The European Council of the Marist Mission (ECM) held its first meeting this year in Mindelheim, Bavaria, from 8 to 11 September. The meeting provided an opportunity to meet the Marist family in Germany and to get to know the wealth of the Marist mission in this country.
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26/09/2019: General House
New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology - Two Marists at the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region 6 - 27 October
(FMS Champagnat) On September 21, the Press Office of the Holy See published the list of participants for the Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazonian Region, to be held in the Vatican from October 6 to 27, 2019. Among the nominees are two Marists from Brazil: Brother João Gutemberg from the Province of Sul Amazonia and Joaquim Alberto Andrade Silva from the Province of Brasil Centro-Norte.
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25/09/2019: Kenya
Marist International Centre, Nairobi - Post-novitiate formation for Africa and Madagascar
(FMS Champagnat) The Marist International Center (MIC) is a post-novitiate training center for Africa and Madagascar. It offers a four-year program towards a degree in Education and a diploma in Religious Studies. Today, the community is made up of 80 Brothers - 70 in formation accompanied by 10 formators.
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24/09/2019: General House
- Final text of the Rule of Life submitted for approval to the Superior General
(FMS Champagnat) During the September plenary session, the team that drafted the Rule of Life of the Marist Brothers submitted the final text to the Superior General for approval. On September 20, at the conclusion of the plenary session, the General Council, having studied the text, approved it and agreed on the next steps.
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23/09/2019: Philippines
Postulants of the District of Asia and the Province of Australia - 8 postulants from Vietnam and India entered the Davao pre-novitiate
(FMS Champagnat) On Saturday, September 7, eight postulants from the Asia District were received at the Davao Formation House in the Philippines. 5 are from Vietnam and 3 are from India (State of West Bengal).
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22/09/2019: Greece
New school year in Athens - Three government ministers were present at the beginning of the Lycée Léonin school year
(FMS Champagnat) On September 11 the opening ceremony of the school year was held in the large courtyard of the Marist College of Athens, the largest and oldest in the city of Athens, with a special blessing of the Church.
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21/09/2019: Singapore
Travelling together as a global family - A camp established to create links between Marist schools in the Region of East Asia
(FMS Champagnat) With the theme "Travelling together as a global family", 16 students from Marist schools in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore joined Marist Student Camp 2019 in Singapore.
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20/09/2019: Italy
Tutti Fratelli 2019 - Intercongregational program for Community Animators
(FMS Champagnat) The Tutti Fratelli Program 2019 kicked off on September 8 at the General House of the de La Salle Brothers. There are 60 brothers participating from 14 Congregations and 35 countries.
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19/09/2019: Italy
On the Roads of San Francisco - Pilgrimage of the participants of the formation programme "Horizons"
(FMS Champagnat) From August 8 to October 5, 13 Brothers under the age of 45 participate in the permanent formation programme "Horizons", which takes place in Manziana. At the beginning of the journey, they made the "Camino di San Francesco", from La Verna to Assisi.
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