2014-12-04 MEXICO

Adding up to form Fraternity

On 31 October and 1 and 2 November, the XX National Meeting of Marist Fraternities was held in the John Paul II House in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco. This year the theme was “Adding up to form Fraternity”. 

Paty Ríos as our lay representative at world level left us very clear about what a fraternity is and its history down through time.  Then we listened to Br Lalo Navarro talking about spirituality and its value in our lives. We heard Mrs Cuquita Reynoso give testimony of her work in the Marist Family as founder of a fraternity. 

Subsequently, we had a discussion by Br Kike Escobar and the psychologist Chantal who made use of various activities to help us think about our fraternities and what we could do to improve them.

Br Lalo Brondo regaled us with an explanation of his Marist mission in the sierra Tarahumara, a region of our country with many needs. Finally, Br Agustín Acevedo and Vicky Komiyama shared their experience of life as participants in the II Mission Assembly in Nairobi.

We finished with the Sunday Eucharist, feeling inspired to share what we had experienced with all our Fraternity companions, and to continue with enthusiasm and joy on this Marist journey of the Champagnat Movement under the protection of our Good Mother. 


Gabriela Hermosillo


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