Sources and Streams – Marist Symposium

Marist Symposium 2023
4-8 December 2023
Marist Brothers General House, Rome

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The first Marist Symposium was held at the General House from December 4 to 8, 2023. It was an academic congress on different themes of Marist spiritual and historical heritage: spirituality, education, formation, leadership and, in general, on Marist mission and life.

It was organized by the Institute’s International Commission for Marist Spiritual Patrimony and supported by the Brother Superior General and his Council to promote Marist historical, spiritual and charismatic richness. It was attended by around 100 people, laypeople and brothers of the Institute and members of the other branches of the Marist family. The second edition of this initiative is scheduled for 2025 in Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage, France.

Objectives

The Symposium Committee, made up of Brothers Michael Green (Star of the Sea), Vincent de Paul Kouassi N’Guessan (West Africa) and Omar Pe├▒a (Central America) identified the following objectives for the event:

  • To bring together Marist scholars, researchers, writers, formators, animators, and directors of Marist mission and life so that they can get to know one another, and work together to in the care, preservation, and enhancement of Marist spiritual patrimony
  • To foster new scholarship and writing on Marist themes, and provide a forum for this to be disseminated and discussed among Marists from a range of backgrounds and expertise
  • To nurture new and potential Marist researchers and writers, and to build inter-generational links
  • To connect with the different branches of the Society of Mary to enrich Marist spiritual and missionary patrimony
  • To build links and networks at an “inter” level (International, intercultural, intergenerational and intercongregational)