2021-01-14 PHILIPPINES

Almost 150 lay Marists from East Asia pledge to follow Champagnat

During the celebration of the 204th Foundation Anniversary of the Institute celebrated in the East Asia Province 128 members that make up the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family (CMMF) renewed their commitment of living the Marist life and 19 Friends of Marcellin where recognized and welcomed to the Marist family.

Br. Ador Santiago, Provincial, expressed in his message: “together with our brothers, we journey alongside with you, as hand in hand, we work towards our envisioned future of greater vitality of communion and co-responsibility for our charism.” 

Due to confinement, a large part of the almost 150 lay Marist people participated virtually to the celebration on January 2 at the Lagao campus Chapel, in General Santos, Phillippines.

The 19 Friends of Marcellin where recognized and welcomed to the Marist family after the CMMF renewal of commitment. The Friends of Marcellin is an organized group composed of persons who want to know more the charism of St. Marcellin Champagnat and desire to live it, are in love with Mary, and have the apostolic Zeal to serve humanity. Across the Province of East Asia, these persons responded to the invitation of taking formation pathways towards discovering and deepening the richness of Marist Lay life.

CMMF Members who renewed their commitment:
  • 38 members from Marbel Community
  • 15 members from Cotabato Community
  • 15 members from NDDU Community (Main and Lagao)
  • 13 members from NDDU Espina Community
  • 16 members from Marikina Community
  • 28 members from Kidapawan Community
  • 1 member from Doha, Qatar
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