Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family

In 1985, the 18th General Chapter of the Marist Brothers, becoming aware of the richness of sharing the Marist charism with lay people, launched the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family.

Article 164.4 of the BrothersÔÇÖ Constitutions defines its identity: The Superior General of the Marist Institute, in coordination with the leadership structures of the Movement, ensures that it remains true to the spirit and tradition of Champagnat.

Fraternities are the fundamental units of the Champagnat Movement. A fraternity is a small community, whose members meet regularly to share life and faith in a family atmosphere, cultivate their Marist vocation, deepen the experience of God, and develop their commitment to life and to the world.

Each member is responsible for the life of his/her fraternity. The members are always ready to invite and welcome those wanting to join the Movement. While respecting lay leadership in the fraternities , the participation of brothers is a great richness. Their presence as traveling companions is a tender image of the Marian way of accompanying and encouraging shared life.

Life Project in Fraternity

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In the beginning

  • Circular of the Br. Charles Howard – 1991

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