2021-04-14 BRAZIL

CMMF and UMBRASIL promote the Novena of St. Marcellin Champagnat

UMBRASIL, together with the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family (CMMF), is promoting a novena in preparation for the feast of St. Marcellin Champagnat on June 6th. The first meeting was held on April 6th, with the theme love for the neighbour.

The novenas are held every Tuesday and will end on 1 June. Due to the pandemic, they are being held online. Each meeting has a different theme from the life of the founder; reflections on topics such as love and passion, patience and kindness, the heart of a father, love without measure, a heart without frontiers, education and love, strength and courage, and the global Marist family.

“It is a joy to be together in this novena. I want to pray especially for the Marist Brothers of the entire Institute. I want to pray also for those young people who are thinking of following in Champagnat’s footsteps, who are beginning their journey in the stages of formation, and I also want to pray for all the members of the Champagnat movement of the Marist family,” said Brother Dario Bortolini, from the Province of Brasil Centro-Sul, during the first meeting.

To take part in the novena, follow this link: https://lkt.bio/novena

Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family

The CMMF was born at the General Chapter of 1985. Its fundamental unit is the “fraternity”. A fraternity is a small community whose members meet regularly, share faith and life in a family atmosphere, cultivate the Marist vocation and grow in their experience of God and in their commitment to the world.

In the three Marist Provinces of Brazil, there are 89 fraternities of the Champagnat Movement.


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