2023-11-21 BRAZIL

The Vicar General of the Marist Institute participates in a conference for leaders of Brazil Sul-Amazônia

Brother Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicar General of the Marist Institute, participated on November 10 in a conference for the leaders of all the missionary fronts of the Brasil Sul-Amazônia province. The meeting, with the theme “Audacity and hope in the exercise of Marist leadership” was held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), and had the participation of the Marist Brothers, leaders of Schools, Social Units, São Lucas Hospital, members of the PUCRS, and Corporate and Canonical Instances of the Brasil Sul-Amazônia Province.

During the opening of the event, Br. Deivis Fischer, Provincial and president of the Marist Network (Province of Brazil Sul-Amazônia), reinforced the importance of the theme of “servant leadership” for action in all Marist spaces. For the provincial, the visit of Brother Luis Carlos, who spreads the message about the role of leadership on the fronts of mission, is a way of expressing the closeness of the Marist Institute with all the Marist Provinces of the world. “Unity with the Marist Institute reinforces our feeling of brotherhood and fraternity,” said Br. Fischer.

In his presentation, Br. Luis Carlos spoke about the primary aspects of Marist leaders. By emphasizing that the training of leaders is one of the strategic options of the Institute, Br. Luis Carlos referred to the work Marist Voices: essays on prophetic and servant leadership (2022), which includes 22 articles on topics such as: the vision of the leader, characteristics of prophetic and servant leadership, skills, paths and foundations and perspectives of leadership formation.

“The leader must be that person capable of working on both aspects: audacity and hope,” said the Vicar General, and highlighted that the leader’s greatest commitment must be the development of independent people, who fight for a different future without losing hope, even in times of adversity.


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