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03/04/2014: General House
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The call of the XXI General Chapter; “With Mary, go in haste to a new land” has  given birth to many life processes in the various regions of the Institute and has helped us to look at the heart of the Marist Charism, its vitality,  internationality and interculturality, the situation of children, adolescents and young people on the 5 continents. This and more offers us new wine. What wineskin will we need for it?

Brother Emili and the General Council have launched the project of “New Models of Animation, Government and Management” so that the whole Institute can take part in the current analysis and dream about and throw light on the new age for the Marist charism.

In response to this call, the launching of this project took place in the General House from 10 to 15 February at the meeting of the International Commission composed of the following  persons: Brs Gabriel Villa-Real – L’Hermitage, Michael Green – Australia, Víctor Preciado – General Council, and João Carlos do Prado and Miguel Ángel E. Barrera – Secretariat of Mission. There was also a support team, the “PROJECT TEAM” made up of Mr José María Sanz – Ibérica, Br Carlos Alberto Rojas – Norandina, Mr Peter McNamara – Australia, and a team from the consultancy firm “A.T. KEARNEY”: Mr Lucas Olivari – Dubai, Mr Francesco Fusco Girard – Rome, and Mr Jos Leijnse – Netherlands.

They worked on the knowledge, analysis and evaluation of the following topics: Brothers and lay communion, Animation, Government and Management, as well as the revision of the processes and drawing up of the proposal of methodology and, finally, the planning of the regional meetings.

During the morning of the last day, there was a period of dialogue and reflection with Br Emili and the members of the General Council, with exchange about the project and the processes. The sharing was very fruitful and encouraging. 

Now we are inviting you to participate actively in this process which will survey the life and words of all the regions of the Institute, opening ways to a new beginning for the Marist charism in the different contexts and situations. 

The regional meetings are planned for the following dates:

  • Arco Norte: 5-8 April 2014 - Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Brasil and Cono Sur : 28 April – 1 May 2014 - Santiago (Chile)
  • Africa: 23 – 26 July 2014  - Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Oceania: 22-24 August 2014 - Mittagong (Australia)
  • Europe: 15 -17 October 2014 - Rome (Italy)
  • Asia: 27 - 29 October 2014 - Bangkok (Thailand)

In addition to these meetings, the “Project Team” will visit some Provinces and Districts, to make contact with their situations and leading persons. If anyone wishes to make a contribution or suggestion, it can be sent to the e-mail address: newmodels@fms.it.

We place all these activities in the hands of Mary Our Good Mother, mindful that this is her work. All to Jesus through Mary, all to Mary for Jesus.

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