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15 August: Patronal Feast of the Institute

15/08/2019: General House

The Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Mary on 15 August. This day is also the patronal feast of the Institute. The Constitutions of the Marist Brothers remind us as follows:

Like Father Champagnat, we go to Mary as a child to its mother. By prayer, and by studying what the Church is saying about Mary, we seek to deepen our relationship with her. Her great feast days, especially the Assumption, which is the patronal feast of the Institute, are special times for intensifying our devotion to this Good Mother (Const. 74).

Our Superior General, Brother Ernesto Sánchez, invites us to look at the Mary's example:

"As Marists of Champagnat, we want to live according to Mary's heart and, like her, bring forth the light of God. Thus we will be able “to form homes that are a light on the hill for those around”, as the XXII General Chapter is inviting us."

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