2022-09-13 GENERAL HOUSE

Thanksgiving Eucharist for the life of Br. Seán Sammon

The General Council, the General Administration community, brothers and laity, the brothers of St. Leone Magno, and the participants of the “Amanecer” formation program gathered on September 13 to celebrate a thanksgiving Eucharist for the life of Brother Seán Sammon, who died on September 9 in the United States at the age of 74.

In his words of thanksgiving for the life of the late General Superior, Brother Ernesto Sanchez, Superior General, recalled the life and mission of Brother Seán: “I wish to express that Brother Seán was a man of vision.  During his mandate, he accompanied the process of change and restructuring of many Provinces. He favored links, relationships, internationality… I remember the regional meetings he held on all the continents.  I have received many messages from people from other Congregations offering their condolences and telling of the good received from Brother Seán”. 

Speaking about what Brother Seán was like in his daily life, the Superior General said: “I remember him on occasions meeting with the young people, showing great appreciation and dedication to them.  The same with the Brothers and lay people he met.  His closeness to the sick. His compassionate listening, his advice offered with wisdom and realism, and his attention to each one, in a personalized way. He was attentive, and he looked for ways to communicate, regardless of language difficulties.”

“We know that he is in the hands of the Good Mother, eternally enjoying the tenderness and compassion of God.  May his life and example continue to motivate us to live our Christian and Marist life with passion, in our families and communities”, The Superior General concluded.

Brother Seán’s funeral will take place next Friday, September 16 (5:00 PM – New York), in Poughkeepsie, USA, in the chapel of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom at Marist College, where Brother Seán lived during his last years. You can join virtually the celebration by enter that link

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