2014-11-11 GENERAL HOUSE

Course Charisma and Marist educational principles

The Pontifical Catholic University of Curitiba, thanks to an initiative of the Network of Marist Universities offers a course in the Marist charism and educational principles. The first group began in February 2014 and will finish in December. PUCPR now offers places for the second group, which will begin in February 2015. Below we publish a letter from the course coordinator, Adalgisa de Oliveira, communicating the call and providing details about the course and registration, intended for Brothers and Marists Laypeople.


Cordial greetings.

I am pleased to announce that PUCPR has decided to open a new call for students to enroll in the specialization course Carisma e princípios educativos maristas (Charisma and Marist educational principles). As you may remember, this specialization is an initiative provided by the Network of Marist Universities as a Marist educational service offered to the Institute. The satisfaction of the students who joined the first group enrolled in this specialization, and whose program is close to completion as well as the expectations generated in some environments of the Institute led PUCPR to open up enrollments for a second group of students.

It is a great pleasure for us to offer this Marist educational service for brothers and laymen from the whole Marist world. The characteristics of a course with potential students in every country where the Marist mission is present brings  an international and ecclesiastical dimension to this accomplishment, also in line with the proposals for the preparation of the celebration of the second Marist centenary to be held by the Superior General and his Board.

We can already offer some practical information to guide those who want to take this course.


Registration dates and enrollment payment

The enrollment is carried out in three steps:

1. Course enrollment. Enrollment is formalized by the student by delivering the required academic documents and filling out the enrollment form that can be found on the course webpage: www.pucpr.br/carisma

Students can enroll until the 26th January, 2015.

2. Enrollment confirmation. The PUCPR Secretariat will substantiate the enrollment requirements and issue the invoice listing the course fees, by the 30th of January 2015, 

3. Enrollment fee payment. Once the notification of admission has been received, the enrollment payment transaction can be initiated; payment must be done by the 9th of February 2015, by means of a bank deposit of the enrollment amount, in the account with CNPJ (Corporate Taxpayer’s ID): 76.659.820/0003-13 in the name of ASSOCIAÇÃO PARANAENSE DE CULTURA. Once the deposit has been made in the Bank, the student shall inform PUCPR by sending an e-mail to carisma@pucpr.br  with a the copy of the INVOICE.


Enrollment fee

The enrollment fee is four thousand American dollars, which can be paid in full at the time of enrollment or in two installments of two thousand dollars, one at enrollment and the other at the beginning of the fifth subject (13 to 25 October 2015).  Should the student choose the second option, the first amount shall be two thousand American dollars and the second one shall be two thousand one hundred American dollars.

The enrollment fee does not include bank fees related to the transfer of amounts, nor the costs of the final transaction of the title, nor does it cover any travel costs the student may have in order to be submitted to the onsite exam before completion of the course.

The onsite exam and defense of the Final Graduation Project are two requirements of Brazilian law in order to recognize all distance courses, and thus being mandatory for Brazilians.

The Universities integrated in the International Marist Network of University Education Institutions can offer their students a double degree. Through an agreement with PUCPR, their students may attend the course about Carisma e princípios educativos maristas (Charism and Marist educational principles) via distance learning, offered by this University, and each University shall legalize this course validating it in the country where it is based.


Beginning of classes

Classes will begin on the 23rd of February, 2015


More information

For more information, visit the Institute’s web page www.champagnat.org  or PUCPR’s webpage www.pucpr.br/carisma where there is a section especially about the course, or you can contact us at: carisma@pucpr.br or by telephone: +55 41 3271-1795 extension 6397.

Trusting that Maria and Marcelino will follow our steps and comfort our hearts for us to reach a new world, in which the charisma and the Marist educational principles fertilize the family father’s field, I am available anytime, to provide any whenever needed. 

Curitiba, 30th of October, 2014.

Dr. Adalgisa de Oliveira
Course Coordinator – PUCPR


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