2024-03-01 GUATEMALA

Marists of Central America held the VIII Provincial Assembly

The Marist Brothers and Laity of the Province of Central America held their VIII Provincial Assembly, from February 22 to 25, in Guatemala City. The assembly’s objectives were to promote a space for reflection through open dialogue and listening among all the Marists of Champagnat; and commemorate all the achievements obtained throughout these 100 years of Marist presence in Central America.

The VIII Provincial Assembly dealt with five fundamental topics that addressed essential aspects for the growth and vitality of the province:

  1. Works, and truly evangelizing presences.
  2. Transmission and growth of the Marist charism from the laity.
  3. Economy and management, with a view to guaranteeing the sustainability and effectiveness of Marist works and presences in the region.
  4. Profile of the brother in the future.
  5. 5. Option for the poor.

In thanking and celebrating 100 years of Marist presence in Central America it was remembered the importance of joint work, and the shared commitment to the mission of Champagnat. Likewise, time was dedicated to reflection on the transmission and growth of the Marist charism from the perspective of the laity. The vital role that lay people play in Champagnat’s mission was recognized, and ways to strengthen their participation were explored and commitment to Marist life and work.

The VIII Provincial Assembly of Central America was a significant event that reaffirmed the commitment of the Marists to their mission and values. Through dialogue, reflection and collaboration, participants embarked on a journey of self-exploration and spiritual renewal.

Looking to the future, the Marist Province in Central America is ready to move forward with determination and enthusiasm, committed to promoting the common good and social justice in the region.

The Assembly concluded on February 25 with a closing Eucharist.

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