2024-02-29 GENERAL HOUSE

Meeting of the General Council with the Superiors of the Administrative Units in France

The meeting of the General Council with Provincials and District Superiors will take place from March 4-9. The General Council has chosen the Mother House of the Institute, Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage, as the site of the meeting to celebrate the bicentenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the house, which St. Marcellin began building in 1824. At the same time, it will be an opportunity to reflect on the journey from La Valla 200 (22nd General Chapter, in 2017) to the Hermitage 200 (23rd General Chapter, in 2025). In view of this, the title given to the meeting is “The strength of the rock – From the new La Valla to the new Hermitage”.

The 22 provincials (+ 2 appointed provincials) and the 3 district superiors and 6 general councilors will be present, along with the Superior and Vicar General, as well as the Econome and Secretary General. The Secretariats and some departments of the General Administration have also been invited.

The dynamics to be used are intended to favor the exchange of ideas and experiences in a climate of synodality, silence, sharing and listening to the Spirit.

The expectation of the General Council is to update the vision for the future of the Institute and to highlight the priority ideas to be applied, as well as to motivate each other as leaders in the service of leadership in Marist life.

This is the fifth meeting with Provincials organized by the General Council since its election in 2017. It is an initiative of this government, which through it aims to take care of the leaders, working as a team.

The image used for the meeting was designed by Br. Ricardo GĂłmez, Norandina Province, from the international community LaValla200> of Syracuse.


General Council

Br. Ernesto SĂĄnchez Barba, Superior General
Br. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicar General
Br. Ben Consigli, General Councillor
Br. JoĂŁo Carlos do Prado, General Councillor
Br. Josep Maria Soteras, General Councillor
Br. Ken McDonald, General Councillor
Br. Óscar Martín Vicario, General Councillor
Br. Sylvain Ramandimbiarisoa, General Councillor
Br. Luis Daniel Herrera, General Secretary
Br. Jorge Gaio, General Econome

Provincials and Superiors of District

Br. Allan de Castro, East Asia
Br. Alphonse Tiamaro, Madagascar
Br. Antonio Benedito de Oliveira, Brasil Centro-Sul
Br. Aureliano GarcĂ­a Manzanal, MediterrĂĄnea
Br. Canisio Willrich, MDA (Distrito)
Br. Carlos A. Rojas Carvajal, Norandina
Br. Cyprian Gandeebo, West Africa
Br. Daniel O’Riordan, USA
Br. Deivis Alexandre Fischer, Brasil Sul-AmazĂŽnia
Br. Emmanuel G. Mwanalirenji, Southern Africa
Br. FĂ©lix RoldĂĄn RodrĂ­guez, Canada (Distrito)
Br. Gabriel Villa-RĂ©al, L’Hermitage
Br. Hipólito Pérez, América Central
Br. José Abel Muñoz, Ibérica
Br. José de Assis Elias, Brasil Centro-Norte
Br. Juan Carlos Bolaños, América Central
Br. Luis Enrique RodrĂ­guez, MĂ©xico Occidental
Br. Luis Felipe GonzĂĄlez, MĂ©xico Central
Br. Mark Omede, Nigeria
Br. MĂĄximo Blanco, Compostela
Br. Nicholas Fernando, South Asia
Br. Orlando Escobar, Norandina
Br. Pablo GonzĂĄlez Franco, Santa MarĂ­a de los Andes
Br. Peter Carrol, Star of the Sea
Br. RaĂșl Schönfeld, Cruz del Sur
Br. Robert Thunus, West Central Europe
Br. Venceslas Baindekeli, East Central Africa

General Administration

Andrea Rossi, Director of FMSI
Br. Ángel Diego García Otaola, Director of the Secretariat or Solidarity
Br. Ángel Medina, Director of the Secretariat Brothers Today
Br. Gregorio Linacero, assistant to the General Econome and Strategic Plan project manager
Br. Guillermo Villarreal, General Postulator
Br. JesĂșs Alberto Rodriguez, Superior General’s Secretary
Br. José Sånchez Bravo, Director of the Secretariat of Education and Evangelization
Br. Juan Miguel Anaya, Procurator General
Br. Lindley Sionosa, Assistant Director of the Secretariat Bothers Today
Luiz da Rosa, Director of Communications
Manuel JesĂșs GĂłmez Cid, Director of the Secretariat of Laity
Br. Niño Mayor Pizarro, Assistant Director of the Secretariat of Education and Evangelization
Br. Valdicer Civa Fachi, Director of Cmii


Br. Josep LluĂ­s MartĂ­
Br. Arsacio Soladana


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