2024-04-03 SPAIN

The Region of Europe concludes the Training for Marist leaders

A group of 27 pastoral leaders from the four administrative units of the Marist Europe (MRE) concluded on March 26, at the Casa de El Escorial, their third and final session of training for Marist directors and future director. The first week of training began in Valladolid (Castilla y Le├│n), on October 4, 2023; and the second week was held at the Maim├│n Castle (C├│rdoba), from February 4 to 9, 2024.

During the first week, held in Valladolid, the 27 participants studied different subjects dedicated to Christology, ecclesiology, analysis of reality and pastoral options. And they also reflected, in theory and in practice, on the pastoral life of the Marist Centers.

In the second week, which took place in Córdoba, the leaders submerged in a space of reflection, sharing experiences related to Marist pastoral practices in formal educational centers. The trainers, from the Marist Mediterranean Province, took charge of leading the encounter along with the MRE. Crucial topics such as evangelization, spiritual competence, teamwork, celebration, and contemporary structures of evangelization were addressed during this session. These relevant contents will be implemented by local pastoral teams.

The last meeting, held at La Casa de El Escorial, was a total immersion in the challenge of innovation, a renewal of the Marist identity, a deep analysis of conflict management and coexistence in the school environment, as well as a foray into the vast world of human resources through practical exercises.

One of the conclusions of the meeting was that, more than a training event, these courses are an experience of personal and collective growth that reaffirms the commitment of the Marist educational community to excellence and innovation.


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