2024-01-12 MEXICO

The Marists of Mexico celebrate 125 years of Marist presence

Repositorio México Central | México Occidental: H. Basilio | 125 años

The brothers and layty Marist of Mexico commemorate in 2024 the 125 years of Marist presence in the country, and they also celebrate the 100 Anniversary of the Birth of Brother Basilio Rueda Guzmán, Servant of God. The arrival of the first three Marist brothers to Mexico, Guadalajara, dates back to July 21, 1899. And Brother Basilio Rueda Guzmán, in the process of canonization, was born October 16, 1924, in Acatlán de Juárez, Jalisco.

The Jubilee Year of Mexico has as its motto “Gratitude, audacity and trust”, and as part of the celebrations the Marists have scheduled four main events:

  • the Launch of the Jubilee Year, on January 23 (live youtube)
  • the commemoration of the arrival of the Marist Brothers to Mexico, on May 20
  • the anniversary of the birth of Brother Basilio, October 16
  • and the Closing of the Marist Jubilee Year, from December 26 to 31, with an Interprovincial Retreat.

Throughout the jubilee year of Mexico, the Marist brothers and laity  will promote in all their educational communities, missions and social works different meetings, events, readings and digital materials alluding to the two themes – the 125 years of Marist presence in Mexico, and the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of  Brother Basilio Rueda Guzmán.

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