2007-12-26 UNITED STATES

Visit of the General Councillors Antonio Ramalho and Pedro Herreros

Brothers Pedro Herreros and Antonio Ramalho visited the Province of the United States from October 31 through December 2. The purpose of their visit was to follow-up the 2004 General Council visitation conducted by Brothers Théoneste Kalisa and Pedro along with Brother Henry Spinks, former provincial of New Zealand.

As in 2004, the General Councilors? time in the States gave them the opportunity to visit all the regions of the Province and meet with brothers and laypeople involved in Marist ministry. Both Pedro and Antonio met with the Provincial Council at the November meeting to give an update of their visits to that point. On Wednesday, November 28, Pedro and Antonio reviewed a preliminary draft of their final report to Provincial Council members.

The Province appreciated Pedro?s presence on this return visitation. It gave him a chance to see the work that has been done since his last visit, and it provided us with the opportunity to hear his reflections on that work. The Province was delighted to have Antonio with it as well as his presence brought the Province into contact with another part of the Marist world.


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