III General Conference

The 3rd General Conference was developed in Rome (Italy) from 1st to 13th October 1979, during the generalship of Brother IIIBasilio Rueda. 61 Brothers attended, among them Brother Charles Raphael former Superior General and thirteen members of the General Council. Brother Basilio Rueda, Superior General, invited the three superiors of the formation centres dependent on the general Administration.

The topics studied on this occasion were the following: the consecrated life, the project of community life, the apostolic life, formation and government, in order to evaluate the progress of the renewal of the Institute and to prepare the writing of the Constitutions and the Statutes which were carried out in 1985.

On this occasion there was opened a new road and concept of the Marist Family as well as the understanding of the closer relationship between poverty and justice.