2018-03-08 GENERAL HOUSE

Br Valdícer Civa Fachi

Br Valdícer Civa Fachi, from the Brasil Sul-Amazonia Province, was appointed last August as director of the secretariat of the Collaboration for Mission, International (Cmi). At the end of January, he arrived at the general house and, from July onwards, he will replace Brother Chris Wills, who has served as director since 2012.


Valdícer Civa Fachi was born on July 8, 1969, in the city of Arvorezinha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He is the son of Delvino Rossetto Fachi and Oliede Civa Fachi, and the fourth of seven brothers. He entered the Casa de Formação Marista in 1984, in Bom Princípio, cradle of the Marist presence in southern Brazil. He made his novitiate in the city of Passo Fundo in 1990 and 1991, before making his first religious profession on December 8, 1991 and his perpetual profession in 1997.
Fachi has a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and is specialised in university pastoral theology from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.

He also holds a degree in literature, Portuguese and English from the Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC). He studied mariology at the Marianum, in Rome.

He celebrated his apostolate in different areas: formator, teacher of religious and Portuguese education, pastoral coordinator in Marist schools, youth group advisor, provincial secretary, executive secretary of the União Marista do Brasil (UMBRASIL), director of several schools, Provincial pastoral coordinator, coordinator of the inter American comission of mission of the Conferencia Interamericana de Provincias (CIAP) and member of the international mission commission. He was also a missionary in the Amazon region.


Secretariat of the Collaboration for Mission, International (Cmi)

The Cmi secretariat was created in 2012 to respond to the call of the XXI General Chapter: “With Mary, go in haste to a new land!”. This call was reinforced by the 2013 General Conference, by the 2014 Mission Assembly and by the 2015 International Marist Formation Colloquium. Today it gains new vigor with the message of the XXII General Chapter: “Journeying together as global family.”

The mission of Cmi is to promote a better understanding and consideration of internationality and intercultural way of living; living globalisation in an alternative way; and encouraging availability to the mission to respond to new demands, carrying forward the objectives of the General Council.

The vision of CMI is to be Marists without geographical, existential and bureaucratic boundaries. The international collaboration between the various Marist administrative units in the world is carried out through: 

  • Institution of an international volunteer network
  • Support for the Ad Gentes Mission in the Marist District of Asia
  • Creation of new international, intercultural and interprovincial communities
  • Formation and communication of an international mentality among all Marists.

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