2023-02-02 BRAZIL

Marist Vocation School 2023

The Marist Vocation School 2023, a proposal of the Province of Brasil Centro-Norte to the Church of Brazil, this year brought together about sixty participants from different religious congregations. The meeting took place in Brasilia from the 23rd to the 28th of January. It was a face-to-face meeting, after two years of pandemic.

In the program of the meeting, aimed at vocation animators, religious men and women, lay people, priests and seminarians, there were lectures, group dynamics, workshops, round tables and production of scripts, which encouraged the participants to reflect on Vocation Animation in their spaces and congregations.

Youth and vocations was the theme of this year’s Vocation School, provoking the participants to go out and meet young people with vocations in the places where they live and in the spaces where they work. The question how to awaken the religious vocation in young people was the basis of the whole event, generating reflections for the different congregations, who want to be closer and understand the universe of young people.

These are some of the themes dealt with during the meeting, addressed by professionals: youth, conceptions and contexts; a Latin American look at vocation animation; awareness and care of self in vocation animation; listening to youth and planning for vocation animation.

The January meeting was the first of two meetings. The second will take place in July, online. Until then, the participants will reflect on the subjects treated in the first meeting and will be able to bring new proposals and other looks to vocation animation.

Marist Vocation School

The Marist Vocation School is promoted by the Marist Province of Brasil Centro-Norte, in partnership with the Conference of Religious of Brazil and the Catholic University of Brasilia, which issues certificates of participation. Since the project began, 15 years ago, the Vocational School has received about a thousand participants from all over Brazil and the world.

The innovative project is a way to meet the demand of the vocation animation processes and offers the participants self-knowledge, understanding and preparation, both in the personal and professional spheres.

In 2022, the Marist Vocational School had its vocational actions recognized by Rogate Magazine, a reference publication in the segment. On May 1, 2022, the Vocational School, represented by Brother Fabrício Barbosa, received the Rogate Trophy in a ceremony in São Paulo.


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