2023-03-17 GENERAL HOUSE

Meeting of the International Commission for the Revision of the Formation Guide

The International Commission for the Revision of the Formation Guide held its third ongoing presential meeting from the 23rd February to 2nd March 2023 at the General House, in Rome. The main points in the agenda were the completion of the elaboration of Core two of the document “Formation of the Marist Brother. Dynamic itinerary” and the elaboration of Core three “The principles of the Marist Brothers’ formation”.

The whole process was indeed a time of listening, openness, fraternal dialogue and discernment. The task that remains under way is that of the development and elaboration of the main dimensions/pillars that will be included in this document: human, spiritual, marist and missionary dimensions. This will be done by specific designated members grouped in pairs. The next face to face meeting will take place in August 2023 in Spain.

The International Commission

It is noteworthy to remember that this commission was appointed in the year 2020 by Brother Ernesto Sánchez, Superior General, with the mandate to review the current Formation Guide and come up with something adapted to the current reality. It is comprised of the following members: Brothers Óscar Martín and João Carlos do Prado (General Councillor); Ángel Medina and Lindley Sionosa (Secretariat of Brothers Today); Grahan Neist (Star of the Sea Province), Paco García (MDA), Ataíde José de Lima (Brasil Centro-Norte), César Rojas (Norandina), Fabien Bulaimu M’Poyo (PACE) and Pere Ferré (Hermitage).


Ano Census 2022: 2.507 Marist brothers...


Brother Niño Pizarro appointed Assistant Dir...