2023-03-24 PORTUGAL

General Councilors visit Marists in Compostela

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Brothers JoĆ£o Carlos de Prado and Ben Consigli, General Councilors links with the European Region, are visiting the Province of Compostela until April 7. During this first week they got to know the social and educational works of the Province in Portugal accompanied by Brother Provincial, MĆ”ximo Blanco.

The visit began at the Lar Marista de Ermesinde where the director, Paulo Pacheco, showed them the facilities of this house specialized in children and young people at social risk, with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. The general councilors visited the Lar and had a meeting with the educators to learn about their daily mission.

They also had the opportunity to visit the Casa de Crianza de Tires, a shelter for the children of prisoners and children in situations of exclusion, belonging to the Champagnat Foundation, where they met with its director, BĆ”rbara Gardete, to learn about the Foundation’s other projects in Portugal.

The councilors also visited the two Marist schools in Portugal. On Wednesday they were at the College of Carcavelos and on Thursday at the Marist Externato in Lisbon. In both cases they held various meetings to get to know and experience the educational essence of the centers.

In addition, the presence of the two General Councilors in Portugal coincided with the celebration of the General Meeting of Administrators of Educational Works of the Province of Compostela in which they participated and where they were also able to meet with the Economic Team of Educational Works.

The visit to Portugal was concluded on March 24, in the community of Vouzela. Brothers Ben and JoĆ£o Carlos will remain in the Province of Compostela until April 7.

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