2023-04-08 INDIA

Visit of the Econome General and his Assistant to India Sector

The Econome General of Institute and his Assistant, Br. Jorge Gaio and Gregorio (Goyo) Linacero, visited the Marist Mission in India from 3 to 8 April. It was a significant event for the Marist Brothers in India. Their visit was marked by their eagerness to witness the charism of St. Marcellin Champagnat being lived out among children and young people in rural villages. During their stay, they visited mission places of the Marist Brothers, met the Brothers, listened to their experiences and encouraged them in their mission.

The primary purpose of their visit was to discuss two aspects of the Marist Brothers’ life and mission, particularly solidarity and sustainability of the mission in the emerging new situations and realities locally and globally. The Brothers were invited to have a clear focus and direction for the future to sustain both the mission and the life of the Brothers. Brothers Jorge and Goyo emphasized that the focus on solidarity and sustainability was crucial in keeping the spirit of Champagnat alive.

During their five-day visit, they visited communities, schools, and social projects where the Marist Brothers worked. They were given a traditional welcome in the schools, which was an excellent opportunity for everyone to see the spirit of Champagnat alive. The Econome General of Institute and his Assistant were impressed by the work done by the Marist Brothers in India and the impact it had on the children and young people in the rural villages. The Brothers’ dedication and commitment to their mission were inspiring.

The visit of the Econome General of Institute and his Assistant was an occasion for the Brothers to reflect on their mission, their role in society and the challenges they face. The discussion on solidarity and sustainability of the mission helped the Brothers to re-evaluate their priorities and to focus on what was essential to keep the spirit of Champagnat alive.

In conclusion, the visit of Brothers Jorge and Goyo in India Sector was an opportunity for the Marist Brothers in India to renew their commitment to their mission. The visit was marked by a spirit of encouragement, reflection and a shared vision for the future.

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Br. Raja Kumar

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