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Br César Augusto Rojas Carvajal

06/07/2017: Colombia

In a letter to the Brothers of the Norandina Province, it has been announced that the General council has elected Brother César Augusto Rojas Carvajal for a second term in office.

He will begin his second term on Dec. 2 during the provincial chapter.

In his letter dated June 26, Superior general Brother Emili Turú thanked the Brothers for accepting to be the province hosting the 22nd General Chapter. It will be the first time the Institute holds a general chapter outside Europe.

Br César Rojas gives some details about himself:

Born in 1966 in the city of Bogotá (Colombia) and belongs to the Norandina province. Son of José Alfredo and Mery. I am the eldest of four boys .My sister Claudia is the coordinator of the Marist Social Centre of the district. of La Paz in the south of Bogotá, my sister Constanza coordinates the fraternity Familia de María of the provincial house and my brother Carlos Alberto (Beto) is a Marist Brother and has been appointed secretary for Solidarity at the province level.

Did my primary and secondary studies in the Colegio Champagnat in Bogotá. From boyhood took part in the programmes of the Remar movement. Entered the community in January 1983. Made my first profession in August 1985 in the city of Medellín and my perpetual profession in July 1989 in the city of Popayán. I graduated with a Licentiate in Education and Religious Sciences at the Pontifical University Bolivariana of Medellín (1990). I have also a technical degree in Business Administration from the Santo Tomás University(1997) and a Licentiate in Youth Ministry and Animation from the Pontifical University Salesiana (2001). From 1990 to 1993 coordinated the Remar Movement and Vocational Ministry in the province of Colombia. From 1994 to 1998 was director of the Colegio de Cristo Rey in the city of Manizales. From 1998 to 2001 was part of the International Collage in Rome. From 2001 to 2003 coordinated once more the Ministry of Vocations and since 2003 have served as Viceprovincial of the Province of Norandina and Delegate of the Brother Provincial in Colombia. Till 2010 my residential community was the Marist scholasticate in Bogotá.

From 2011 to 2014, I was director of the Brothers Today Secretariat in Rome and since 12 December 2014, I have been carrying out the pastoral mission as provincial animator of the Norandina province.

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