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Arquebuse, Hermite and other products from the time of the founder



New book on famous Marist beverages

09/02/2018: Germany

West Central Europe released the English version on Jan. 30 of its new book on Arquebuse and on other drinks that were produced throughout the Institute’s history.

To commemorate the Institute’s bicentenary, which concluded on Jan. 2., Brother Heinrich Schamberger of the same province wrote the book titled ‘160 years of Arquebuse, Hermite and other products from the time of the Founder: In honour of the Bicentenary of the Marist Brothers of Champagnat 1817 – 2017. The preface is written by Brothers Brendan Geary, provincial of West Central Europe, André Lanfrey, author of volumes 1 and 2 of History of the Institute, and Brother Heinrich.

Available in English, French and German, the publication explains the origin of Marist products in France, Italy, Germany and other countries, and their financial contribution to the youth apostolate of the Marists.

The Brothers continue to run a distillery in Furth, where it is possible to find Alpestre, Hermite, and Maristener. The profits from these products are used to support the Marist mission in different parts of the world.

The distillery was run by Brother Berthold Dinauer for 30 years until he retired and was replaced by former Marist student Robert Rothammer, on Feb. 15, 2016.

This little publication pays tribute to the dignity of manual labour that contributed significantly to the growth, development and financial viability of the Institute.

To download the full book in the following languages, click below.

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