2022-06-22 AUSTRALIA

III Assembly of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat

The III Assembly of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat has three appointments this year. The first meeting was held on June 7, when participants joined in online from all over Australia and overseas. The second National Assembly meeting will be on 27 July, leading up to a hybrid, in-person and online third meeting in August.

The 2022 Assembly has as its theme: ‘Shine among them like the stars in the sky’ (Philippians 2:15).

Br Peter Carroll, Leader of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat, invited all Members to join with him in an encounter of “respectful dialogue and attentive listening” as they engage, discern and plan the future together at the National Assembly III. “We need to hear from you, we need to hear each other, we need to be able to dialogue and to plan together and that’s what the assembly is all about”, said on his video message.

The aim of this first Assembly Forum ‘Like a Family Reunion” was to encourage reflection by Members and others on their lives as Marists and on what draws them to be Marists. It was also to encourage expression of their hopes from the Assembly process, to have their stories heard and to inspire ongoing engagement with the Assembly process.

The response has been extremely positive, with much joy in connecting as Marist family and enthusiasm for all that happens as part of the Marist life. There was input from various Members, including Young Marists, and video reports from our major Marist Ministries. There was also plenty of group discussion in virtual ‘break out rooms’ and a wonderful visual presentation by Br Tony Leon. People can register here to take part on the next Assembly Forum on 27 July.


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