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1789: Saint Marcellin Champagnat was baptised at the parish church in Marlhes, on the feast of the Ascension.

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Commemoration in the Marist School Marcellin Champagnat



Feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat in Butare

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The School commemoration in Save took place on 2 June, 2012. We remembered all the Brothers, teachers, students and neighbours who died during the 1994 Genocide. This day of commemoration required careful organization in order to prevent many students from being traumatized. We succeeded in controlling the emotions of the students. We remember the Brothers who died in the 1994 Genocide: Brothers Chris Mannion, Etienne Rwesa, Joseph Rushigajiki, Gaspard Gatali, Fabien Bisengimana, Canisius Nyirinkindi, and also Henri Verges. After Mass, we all went to place flowers on the tombs of many teachers in TTC who died. We remember their commitment in teaching young people to be good citizens. But the enemy didn’t want that service.

Just after the school commemoration, we entered the week called Champagnat Week. During this special week, the students played inter-classroom final games in all disciplines: football, volleyball, basketball, handball boys and girls.

The traditional dance groups prepared well for the day. The school choir was given time for practicing songs expressing the purpose of the day.

On 9 June, we celebrated the feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat. Holy Mass started at 10.30 with a procession. During the mass, six students were baptized. 

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