2020-07-09 GENERAL HOUSE

Brother Luis Daniel Herrera Meza appointed Secretary General of the Institute

Brother Superior General and his Council have appointed Brother Luis Daniel Herrera Meza, from the Province of México Central, as Secretary General from October 2020. Brother Daniel Herrera will replace Brother Carlos Huidobro, of the Province of Cruz del Sur, as Secretary General from 2013.

Brother Daniel Herrera gives a brief account of his life

I was born into a Christian family. My parents had 10 children. My father lived his Marist formation in the Juniorate, Postulancy and Novitiate and had to leave the Congregation for health reasons.

My primary schooling was at the Instituto Mexico de los Hermanos Maristas in Mexico City. I had the good fortune to have four Marist Brothers as my teachers.

I entered the Juniorate in Querétaro where I did my secondary studies and after the Postulancy and Novitiate I returned to the same place where I completed my studies to obtain the title of primary teacher.

Once I graduated, I spent ten years teaching primary and secondary school.

For another 3 years I experienced the life of mission in the mountains of Oaxaca, collaborating with the diocese to train catechists and promote social development. In this place we work as a community of 3 Brothers.

The superiors gave me the opportunity to study the Psychology of Religious Life at the Gregorian University in Rome.

From then on, I dedicated my life to initial formation as well as to ongoing formation of Marist Brothers, a work that was interrupted only during my years as Director of the Mexico Institute in Toluca.

With pleasure and admiration I accepted Brother Ernesto’s invitation to collaborate in the General Administration to respond to the call of the XXII General Chapter to favour a global family.


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