2020-09-17 BRAZIL

Youth Pastoral in Brazil celebrates 15 years and launches National Guidelines

The Marist Youth Ministry (MYM) – one of the initiatives of evangelisation of Marist youth in Brazil, officially started on the 25th August 2005 – is celebrating this year fifteen years of history and is launching the National Guidelines.

Inspired by other initiatives of evangelisation of young people, such as the REMAR Movement and the Gamar Project, Marist Youth Ministry promotes the formation of ethical, just and supportive adolescents and young people, inspired by  Christian spirituality, to exercise their role in the transformation of society. This process is developed through community life, the cultivation of spirituality, the strengthening of autonomy and the deepening of the Marist charism.

Thinking of the plurality built up in the three Provinces of Brazil, UMBRASIL has drawn up the National Guidelines for Marist Youth Ministry. After the work carried out with the group of Provinces, it was possible to highlight the importance of the creation of a document that would speak to the adolescents and young people of the MYM as well as to those who accompany them (animators, articulators, counsellors, co-ordinators and pastors).

This document recalls the roads travelled and outlines new routes so that more and more adolescents and young people can see their hearts transformed and touched by the love of the Gospel of Christ and the charism bequeathed by Saint Marcellin Champagnat.

See some testimonies of representatives of the Marist Institute on the importance of the Guidelines for Marist Youth Ministry for Brazil.

  • Br. ├ôscar Mart├şn Vicario, General Councillor: “Thank you very much for having completed the document with such a participative process and for having these renewed Guidelines that will surely help the development, growth and future of Marist Youth Ministry in Brazil that has given and will continue to give so much fruit”.
  • Br. Vald├şcer Fachi, WCC Director – Collaboration for International Mission: “Here we have the result of the collaborative work. Undoubtedly, it is our MYM groups that will benefit from this. Now, get to work and bring to life what is on paper. Congratulations on the work done. It is certainly inspiring for Marist Brazil and why not say that it could be inspiring for the Marist world”.
  • Br. Carlos Alberto Rojas, Director of the Office of Education and Evangelisation: “Thank you very much for the document and congratulations on your journey.  It is truly an exercise in updating and contextualising the proposal of MYM in Brazil. I believe that this document will be very interesting and also the very significant process of sharing with other administrative units and regions”.

You can download the document from this link. 

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