2023-02-21 GENERAL HOUSE

Program of Ongoing Formation “Senderos” in Manziana

Since February 5th, 18 Brothers from the 6 regions of the Institute have been taking part in the Program of Ongoing Formation “Senderos”, aimed at Brothers between the ages of 40 and 55. The purpose of this almost three-month period is to offer Brothers who are halfway through their life journey the opportunity to revisit their personal story, discern the calls of the Spirit, grow in the different dimensions of their life, and renew their response to the calls of the Marist mission today.

The formation program is taking place in Manziana and will conclude on April 29. During this period, besides the proposed themes and the pilgrimage to Assisi that will take place from February 27th to March 4th, a visit to the Marist places in France is planned from March 20th to 31st.

During the first week of the meeting the brothers had the opportunity to visit the brothers who work in the General House and to dialogue with Brother Ernesto Sanchez and his Council, who addressed to all of them words of welcome and vocational encouragement. So far, the topics proposed for reflection by the group have been the following: Nonviolent Communication, Interculturality and mission, Spiritual Itinerary as sacred ground and Spirituality in maturity. These themes were animated by Br. Ángel Medina, Anna Damas, Br. Michael Sexton, and Br. Emilli TurĂș, respectively.

The group is accompanied by the permanent formation team of the Institute, composed of Brothers Ataíde José de Lima, Michael Sexton and Xavier Barceló.

The participants in the formation program are: Afaese Afaese (Star of the Sea), Cezar Cavanus (Brasil Centro-Sul), Daniel Chikwendu Anyaoha (Nigeria), Edvaldo Ferreira de Lima (Brasil Centro-Norte), Effah Vincent Arikpo (Nigeria), Finan Valei (Star of the Sea), Francisco Javier Peña de la Maza (MĂ©xico Central), Jean Albert Thomas Randrianantenaina (Madagascar), John Katumbi (Southern Africa), JosĂ© de JesĂșs Cisneros Gama (MĂ©xico Occidental), JosĂ© RogĂ©rio da Silva (Brasil Centro-Norte), Juan Carlos Jairo Villarreal Riaño (Norandina), Juan Pablo HernĂĄndez Castillo (MediterrĂĄnea), Kwang Joon Park (Lawrence) (East Asia), Leonard Brito (Southern Africa), Pierre Joseph Rasolomanana (Marist District of Asia), Salvador Hidalgo del Cano (Compostela), Simon Serero (Star of the Sea).



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