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20/12/2019: Fiji
Journeying Together in Mission - 3rd Chapter of the District of the Pacific

The Third Chapter of the District of the Pacific took place from the 11 to 15 December 2019, in the Lomeri Novitiate in Fiji. The Chapter theme was “Journeying Together in Mission”.

The... (Read more)

20/12/2019: Germany
To convey Marist values to our students - Meeting of the German Marist Coordinators in Recklinghausen

From 17 to 19 of November, the Coordinators of Marist Activities in the four German Marist Schools in Germany met under the direction of Hans Staudner to learn more about the topic of "Promoting... (Read more)

18/12/2019: Kenya
Africa-Asia Sustainability Project Leaders Meeting in Nairobi - ‘If you cannot manage properly what you have, what is the purpose of having something else’

A workshop was organized from the 9th to the 13th of December at the Marist International Center on Sustainability by the General Administration in collaboration with the technical... (Read more)

16/12/2019: Spain
Build and work as a Marist Family - Meeting of the committee for the creation of a Global Network of Marist Schools

The committee created by the General Administration for the creation of a Global Network of Marist Schools had her a plenary session in Guardamar, Spain from 2nd to 6th December... (Read more)

13/12/2019: El Salvador
The story continues - First Lay Assembly in the Province of Central America

Over three days, 34 Laypeople and 8 Brothers gathered for the first Lay Assembly of the Province of Central America. This initiative, the brainchild of the Laity Commission and the fruit of dialogue... (Read more)

13/12/2019: Italy
First Anniversary of the Beatification in Oran - Diocese of Rome remembers the martyrs of Algeria

One year has passed since the beatification of the martyrs of Algeria in Oran on December 8, 2018, among whom is our Brother Henri Vergès who was the first of the group to be killed.

To... (Read more)

12/12/2019: Philippines
The beginning of the Marist life - 10 Marist Postulants arrive to MAPAC

On Monday 26 August ten postulants from Timor-Leste, all in their early twenties, arrived at the Marist Asia Pacific Centre (MAPAC) in Manila. The postulants began the process of settling into life... (Read more)

09/12/2019: Cambodia
Building bridges in Takhmao - Opening of the Lavalla Village

On November 21 LaValla Village – a complex of 17 buildings for secondary students, in Cambodia, was incorporated to the Lavalla School which is a Primary education facility for students with... (Read more)

06/12/2019: Spain
Community Leaders, Bridge Builders - Formation Program for Community Leaders in Europe

From 20 November to 12 December, a group of 15 Brothers are attending a formation course on community leadership organised by the General Council at El Escorial (Spain), led by the formation team... (Read more)

06/12/2019: Spain
“A New Horizon for my Neighbourhood” - Marist social projects celebrate 25 years of work among the poor of Huelva

An average of 450 persons – youth, low-income families and migrants, receive help every year through the association, A New Horizon for my Neighbourhood. This Marist initiative in... (Read more)

05/12/2019: Chile
Marist Life in Chile - Faced with a Crisis, Marist Schools Respond

During the last few weeks, with Chile immersed in a social crisis, Marist schools have continued in their role of forming good citizens by providing various opportunities for reflection.

In... (Read more)

03/12/2019: Spain
Looking back the path followed in Marist Zambia - 50th anniversary of the Castilla mission in Africa

Five decades ago, four Spanish Brothers from the once Province of Castilla(today part of Compostela Province) chose to go to Zimbabwe (antes Rhodesia) in 1969, and later in 1973, join the newly created... (Read more)

02/12/2019: Peru
Helping the new “Montagnes” of Fr. Champagnat - Marists promote the construction of schools in the outer suburbs

In line with the call of the General Chapter to “be present among the children on the margins of the world”, the Group of Lay Marists of Champagnat in Peru is supporting around 30 kindergartens... (Read more)

29/11/2019: Brazil
South America Region - The Regional Communication team met in Puerto Alegre

Members of the communication Team of the five Administrative Units of the Region of South America met in Puerto Alegre (Brazil) on November 19 and 20. Besides, the Team of communication, the Executive... (Read more)

29/11/2019: Spain
Someone Like You (Alguien Como Tú) - A movie that will help Marists in Spain to promote vocations

Someone Like Youis the title of the medium-length movie promoted by the Spanish Marist Conference, composed of the provinces of Compostela, Ibérica and Mediterránea. Three... (Read more)

29/11/2019: Chile
We share a common dream, that of Marcelin - Encounter Brothers and Laity

On Saturday, November 23 in Santiago de Chile the first Encounter of Laity and Brothers of CEM, took place,  united by the motto, “We share a common dream, that of Marcelin”. ... (Read more)

26/11/2019: Philippines
Call to form homes that are a beacon of hope in this turbulent world - Asia-Oceania Inter-Region Community Leaders Formation Program

The Asia-Oceania Inter-Region Marist Community Leaders Formation Program began on Thursday, November 21, at the Marist Asia Spirituality and Mission Center, Lake Sebu, Philippines. There are 15 Brothers... (Read more)

22/11/2019: East Timor
Instituto Católico para a Formação de Professores - Saint Marcellin Champagnat in Baucau

End-of-year ceremonies, gatherings and farewells are always full of pleasant surprises at the Instituto Católico para a Formação de Professores (ICFP), in Baucau, East Timor.... (Read more)

22/11/2019: Canada
« Commitment, Fraternity and Life » - Province of Canada Assembly

Members of the Canada province met from November 15 to 17 to dream together a future for the Marist charism. Participants were encouraged to keep in mind three basic attitudes - unity, gratitude... (Read more)

22/11/2019: Spain
General Design of Marist Formation - Assembly of the Representatives of the Marist Provinces with presence in Spain

The members of the Provinces of Compostela, Ibécia, l’Hermitage and Mediterránea, which form the group of the Assembly of the Provinces with presence in Spain,  met from... (Read more)

21/11/2019: Thailand
Marist District of Asia - Meeting of commission of Marist life and mission

November 17 and 18 members of different commissions of the Marist District of Asia, with the new leader of the Administrative Unite, Br. Canisio, and his Council, gathered in Bangkok. There were... (Read more)

21/11/2019: Syria
The true «peace spring» - Letter from Aleppo No 37

Since the Turkish offensive against Syria almost a month ago, we have been receiving messages every day from our friends asking about our news and inquiring about what is happening. I will, therefore,... (Read more)

19/11/2019: El Salvador
Memory and reflection looking to the future - XIV Meeting of Marist Fraternities

130 members of the Champagnat Movement in El Salvador met on November 10 at the Liceo Salvadoreño, to share fraternity, dreams and proposals for the future. 

In his opening... (Read more)

18/11/2019: Brazil
The Gaudete Project forms another group of Marist leaders - Brazil Centro-Sul province

More than 30 administrators from several ministry areas of the Brazil Centro-Sul province (Health, Publishing, Education and Solidarity) participated in the second session of the Gaudete Project.... (Read more)

18/11/2019: Canada
Marist House of Iberville - Lay Marists Spread Marcellin’s Charism Among Young Adults

On August 17, the Province of Canada inaugurated a community animated by lay Marists in Iberville, Quebec. The project, presented to the provincial council in May 2018, has the purpose of promoting... (Read more)

15/11/2019: Argentina
A Spirituality with an identity - V Meeting of the Network of Centers of Marist Memory of the Region South America

The Province Cruz del Sur welcomed the V Encounter of the Network of Centers of Marist Memory of the Region of South America, celebrated from 4 to 8 November, 2019, in Villa Marista in Lujan, Argentina.... (Read more)

15/11/2019: Argentina
Province of Cruz del Sur (Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina) - A Marist spirituality project takes its first steps

Convoked by the Provincial Council, the community of "Nardo Puro", consisting of lay people and Marist Brothers, came together October 11-13 at Villa Marista in Luján, Argentina,... (Read more)

15/11/2019: General House
Amanecer 2019 - The Program of Formation for elderly Brothers ends

The 15 participants of the Program ‘Amanecer’ for the Portuguese-Spanish speaking Brothers ended their two-month period of formation in the General House, on October 31.   This... (Read more)

14/11/2019: Spain
Marist Europe more united and coordinated - Assembly of Provincial Councils in Valladolid

An assembly of the provincial councils of West Central Europe, Hermitage, Mediterranean, Iberian and Compostela provinces has been held in Valladolid, Spain, from November 4 to 7. It had as its slogan... (Read more)

12/11/2019: General House
A blessed time of Sabbath rest - The 2019 English speaking Third Age Course

The Third Age Spirituality Program kicked off on October 14 at the Marist International Formation Center in Manziana, Italy, and will run until December 8. The participants are thirteen Marist Brothers... (Read more)

08/11/2019: France
Life entirely given as a “prophet of brotherhood” - Commemoration of Br. Henri Vergès, at Matemale

Following on from the "Henri Vergès Day" at Espira-de-l'Agly on May 8th, another gathering was organized at Matemale, the birthplace of our Blessed Brother, on Saturday, October... (Read more)

08/11/2019: Italy
International Lavalla200> community of Syracuse - Marist community and the local public administration team up to promote the formation of immigrants

On October 11 the International Center for Assistance and Guidance (CIAO), that works with immigrant and refugee youth in Siracusa, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Provincial Center... (Read more)

08/11/2019: Brazil
Marist Union of Brazil - The three Provinces of the Country present the activities carried out in 2018

On October 31, 2019, the Social Report 2018 of the Marist Works in Brazil was presented.  The document - Coordinated by UMBRASIL – contributes to register the activities developed by the... (Read more)

07/11/2019: General House
Brothers Angel Medina Bermúdez and Lindley Halago Sionosa - Appointed New Directors of the Brothers Today Secretariat

The Superior General and his Council have named Br. Angel Medina Bermúdez (Cruz del Sur) as the new Director of the Brothers Today Secretariat. At the same time, Br. Lindley Halago Sionosa... (Read more)

05/11/2019: Mexico
Marist Ministries Rebound from the Ruins - After the earthquake, the Province of Central Mexico describes the reconstruction

Two years after a 8.2 magnitude earthquake devastated Tehuantepec in Mexico, causing dozens of deaths and destroying several buildings, the Brothers have managed to rebuild part Guadalupano Boarding... (Read more)

05/11/2019: Italy
Boys and girls in the Center of Protection - Presentation of the Book of the Marists, in the Embassy of Spain before the Holy See, on the Protection of Children

Representatives from different institutions and Religious  Congregations, on October 29, met in the Embassy of Spain before the Holy See in Rome, placing the child in the center of the protection... (Read more)

04/11/2019: Canada
Responsibility, Transparency and Trust - Meeting of Provincial Bursars from the Arco Norte Region

The meeting of Bursars of the Arco Norte Region was held from October 9 to 11 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada. The aim was to develop the initiatives proposed at the last meeting (Miami, January... (Read more)

31/10/2019: Philippines
Marist Youths in Mission - 250 Marist delegates gathered at the national convention

The Notre Dame of Kidapawan College (NDKC ) hosted the Saint Marcellin Champagnat (SMC) National Convention last October 12-13, 2019 with the theme, “Marist Youths in Mission: Yes, we can”.... (Read more)

31/10/2019: Guatemala
Being a Christian through Marist life - Oasis in Guatemala

30 lay people and 30 Brothers, including some postulants, met on October 13 at the Marist formation center  in Guatemala (Central America Province) to think about the Apostolic Exhortation "Christus... (Read more)

30/10/2019: Ghana
Marist International Kumasi Novitiate - 37 novices in formation to become Marist Brothers

The novitiate of Kumasi, in Ghana, has 37 novices: The 22 newly received novices began the two years formation in September and other 15 novices strated their second year. Four formators fellow them... (Read more)

29/10/2019: Portugal
Province of Compostela - Perpetual Profession of Brother Fábio Oliveria

Brother Fábio Oliveira, of the Province of Compostela, made his perpetual profession on October 20 at Marist College in Carcavelos, Portugal, where he currently lives and works. This was the... (Read more)

28/10/2019: Brazil
Brasil Sul-Amazônia - Brother José Bittencourt made his perpetual profession

Brother José Bittencourt, from the Province of South Amazonia Brazil pronounced his perpetual vows on the 12 of October.  He made... (Read more)

28/10/2019: Greece
« Now … it’s your turn ! » - Marcellin Champagnat Day in Athens

Photos - Facebook

For several years, the Marist institutions in... (Read more)

25/10/2019: Nigeria
Ensuring team spirit - The provincial of Nigeria met with the members of the of Marist Schools Management Board

The provincial Superior of Marist Province of Nigeria, Br. Vincent Abadom, held a meeting with Heads of Marist Projects and members of Marist Schools Management Board... (Read more)

25/10/2019: Argentina
South America Region - Representatives of Provincial Economes Meet in Buenos Aires

Joined by the Econome General, Brother Libardo Garzón, representatives of the Provincial Economes of the South America Region—Brasil Centro-Norte, Brasil Centro-Sul, Brasil Sul-Amazônia,... (Read more)

25/10/2019: Philippines
A Joint Formation Experience in East Asia - Discovering, dreaming, designing and charting destiny for a revitalized marist life

On October 9-12, 2019, a total of Twenty Six (26) participants composed of Eleven (11) Brothers and Fifteen (15) laity participated in the East Asia Joint Formation Experience held at the Marist... (Read more)

18/10/2019: Colombia
Continuing and renewing the formation of formators - Meeting of formators of Arco Norte

From 21 to 29 September, 13 Marist Brothers dedicated to the formation of new brothers from different countries in the Arco Norte Region, met in Colombia, invited by the Provincials of Marist Arco... (Read more)

16/10/2019: Chile
Santa Maria de los Andes, Extended Provincial Council - The three sectors of the province meet to deepen existing and generate new links

Between October 1 and 3, a new version of the Extended Provincial Council of Santa María de los Andes was held at the Marist Spirituality Centre of Las Condes, in Santiago, Chile.

The... (Read more)

15/10/2019: Italy
Living together as brothers - The last day of the intercongregational experience "Tutti Fratelli” 2019

Friday, October 4, was the last day of the four-week Tutti Fratelli Program held at the General House of the de la Salle Brothers with 60 brothers from 14 congregations and 35 countries participating.

The... (Read more)

15/10/2019: Bolivia
Champagnat Regional Novitiate of Cochabamba - The Brothers distributed food to fire-fighters who came to put out the fire in Tunari Park

Days before the opening of the Amazon Synod, the Novitiate in Cochabamba, Bolivia, joined in several activities to mark Creation Week. Sadly, these days coincided with numerous fires that broke out... (Read more)

15/10/2019: Cambodia
A school that Marcellin Champagnat would be proud of - Around 100 students receive education and medical care at LaValla School

Brother John Kachinsky, from the United States Province was, in mid-September, in Cambodia, in the LaValla School, the only registered primary school in this country for students with a physical... (Read more)

14/10/2019: Spain
Young people... now! - Ist Ibérica Youth Assembly

On September 27th, 28th and 29th, the Ist Ibérica Youth Assembly took place in Lardero (La Rioja). Organised by the Youth and Vocation Ministry Team of the Province, and with the support of... (Read more)

14/10/2019: Guatemala
Innovation in mission, education and evangelisation - Meeting of the members of the Arco Norte Regional Committee

The members of the regional committee of Arco Norte met on September 29th and 30th in the Provincial House of Guatemala City. Present at the event were :  Socorro Álvarez (M.C.), Irma... (Read more)

11/10/2019: Venezuela
The Santa Catalina School - Pastoral Work in the Orinoco Delta, Amazonas State

The Santa Catalina school bears the name of the village where it is located. The village of Santa Catalina is in the Orinoco Delta, in Caño Mánamo, accessible only by river, in canoes.... (Read more)

11/10/2019: Nigeria
Three Brothers from the dioceses of Ogoja, Nsukka and Orlu - Perpetual profession in the Province of Nigeria

Three Brothers made their Final Profession of Religious Vows in the Marist province of Nigeria on 21st September, 2019 at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria.... (Read more)

10/10/2019: Ecuador
Abya Yala Fisco-Misional Abya Yala Multilingual School - The Marist-Carmelite Community of Sucumbios promotes indigenous intercultural education in the Amazon Region

The first Marist community of Sucumbios was founded by Brothers Laurentino  Albalá (Superior), Arcadio Calvo and Wilson Torres in September of 1997 promoted indigenous intercultural education... (Read more)

10/10/2019: Mexico
Marist Spirituality and Charism - The Fraternities of Mexico have celebrated the XXV National Meeting of the MCFM

The Fraternities of Mexico have celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the National Meeting of the MCFM

The members of the Marist Fraternities of the Provinces of México... (Read more)

09/10/2019: Peru
From the heart of Champagnat to the heart of Datem - Project of the Marcellin Champagnat University in favour of the peoples of Amazonia

The Project A Teacher for Datem is the result of a daring commitment by Marcellin Champagnat University (Lima) on behalf of the native inhabitants of the Peruvian Amazon.

In fact,... (Read more)

08/10/2019: Madagascar
Missionaries of Joy - Five Brothers from the Madagascar province renew their temporary vows during the annual retreat

36 brothers from the Madagascar province participated in the annual retreat that took place from September 15 to 21. Father Sata Jean Noel, a priest of the diocese of Ambatondrazaka, led the retreat... (Read more)

04/10/2019: Brazil
An Integral ecological conscience - Marists in Panamazonia and in the context of the Synod

The Marist presence in the Amazon is more than 100 years old. Since it was in 1903 that the missionary Brothers - coming from the Province of Aubenas, in France - settled in Belém do Pará,... (Read more)

04/10/2019: Colombia
Marist Solidarity - Lay Marists Inspired by Brother Eduardo Botero Arango

On Saturday, September 7, the group of Lay Marists "Brother Eduardo Botero Arango" of Bogotá—in honor of the former Provincial of the former Marist Province of Colombia, who... (Read more)

03/10/2019: Paraguay
Marist Youth, beacons of hope - 70 young people from Marist Centres on the move

Following the motto "We are Beacons of Hope", 70 young people from all the Marist Centres of Paraguay, Province of Cruz del Sur, symbolically stopped their march between September 14 and... (Read more)

02/10/2019: Brazil
New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology - Br. Joao Gutemberg participates in the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon

Br. Joao Gutemberg, from the Brazil Sul-Amazonia Province, is one of 55 observers invited to participate in the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, which takes place in the Vatican, from... (Read more)

01/10/2019: General House
What are we doing to share in the care of creation? - Anticipating the Synod for Pan-Amazon

The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region will take place in the Vatican from 6 to 27 October. The main objective of the assembly, convoked by Pope Francis, is "to... (Read more)

01/10/2019: Paraguay
Strengthening formation and planning of the IV Regional Assembly - Meeting of the Committee and Regional Council of South America

From 23 to 26 September, the Regional Council, made up of the Provincials of the five member provinces (Cruz del Sur, Santa María de los Andes, Brasil Centro - Norte, Brasil Sur - Amazonia... (Read more)

30/09/2019: General House
Open to the Light - Brothers over 70 participate in the

Under the motto "Invited to be Community Builders" the "Dawn" program invited 15 senior Brothers (70 - 80 years of age) to participate in a spirituality course that is taking... (Read more)

30/09/2019: Brazil
Province of Brasil Sul-Amazônia - Brothers and lay people participate in a joint retreat

From 9 to 14 September, the retreat for brothers and laity took place in Veranópolis - An experience of deep reflection. The meeting brought together about 27 people from the Province of Brasil... (Read more)

29/09/2019: Brazil
Reflecting on the past, building the present and dreaming of the future - More than 1,300 young people take part in the Marist Youth Meeting (EJM) 2019

More than 1,300 students and graduates from 25 units of the Marist Network participated in the Meeting of Marist Youth (EJM) held this Saturday, September 28 in Erechim (RS). With the theme "Time... (Read more)

27/09/2019: Argentina
"Being beacons that illuminate life" - Provincial Meeting of Fraternities

The Fraternities of the Province of Cruz del Sur met from the 13th to the 15th of September under the theme "Being lighthouses that illuminate life", in the Villa Marista de Luján... (Read more)

25/09/2019: Kenya
Marist International Centre, Nairobi - Post-novitiate formation for Africa and Madagascar

The Marist International Center (MIC) is a post-novitiate training center for Africa and Madagascar. It offers a four-year program towards a degree in Education and a diploma in Religious Studies.... (Read more)

23/09/2019: Philippines
Postulants of the District of Asia and the Province of Australia - 8 postulants from Vietnam and India entered the Davao pre-novitiate

On Saturday, September 7, eight postulants from the Asia District were received at the Davao Formation House in the Philippines. 5 are from Vietnam and 3 are from India (State of West Bengal).

In... (Read more)

20/09/2019: Italy
Tutti Fratelli 2019 - Intercongregational program for Community Animators

The Tutti Fratelli Program 2019 kicked off on September 8 at the General House of the de La Salle Brothers. There are 60 brothers participating from 14 Congregations and 35 countries.

This... (Read more)

19/09/2019: Italy
On the Roads of San Francisco - Pilgrimage of the participants of the formation programme "Horizons"

From August 8 to October 5, 13 Brothers under the age of 45 participate in the permanent formation programme "Horizons", which... (Read more)

16/09/2019: Mexico
Promotion of the fame of sanctity of the ex.Superior General of the Institute - Closing of the Diocesan Process of the Cause of Brother Basilio Rueda

In the Office of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Jal. (Mexico) on September 11, 2019, Feast of the Maternity of Mary, at 13 hours, was celebrated the closing session of the supplementary  Diocesan... (Read more)

13/09/2019: Brazil
A century of life and love for his neighbour - 100 years of Brother Alfredo Moretti

On September 5, the Province of Brasil-Centro-Sul celebrated a very special event: the centenary of the birth of Brother Alfredo Moretti. Alfredo was congratulated and thanked for being an example... (Read more)

11/09/2019: Italy
Journing together as a Global Family - Formation Program for candidates to the international communities

Photos - Fr. Giorgio

On... (Read more)

10/09/2019: Cameroon
Challenges for the Marist mission - The political situation affects Marist schools in English-speaking regions

“Since November 2018, all the educational establishments run by the Marist Brothers in the Cameroon’s English-Speaking Regions have seen their doors shut. Many schools have witnessed... (Read more)

09/09/2019: El Salvador
Province of Central America - Meeting of Brothers under 55 years of age

From August 30th to September 1st, 24 brothers and two Marist sisters under the age of 55 met at the Marist Formation Center in Guatemala. We represented almost a third of the Province and we wanted... (Read more)

09/09/2019: Brazil
Vocation Promotion in the America Sur Region - Session of theoretical and practical training on vocational culture

The first stage of the Vocational School of the America Sur Region was held from September 2 to 7, in Porto Alegre (Brazil). Around 80 participants attended the gathering dedicated to the vocational... (Read more)

06/09/2019: Philippines
Young Brothers among excluded people - Eleven Marist Brothers from MAPAC Lived Three Days of Immersion Experiences

During the first year of post-novitiate formation, as part of their studies at the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS),Marist Brothers at MAPAC choose an area with vulnerable groups... (Read more)

06/09/2019: Mozambique
Interreligious Encounter with Youth - 13 advices from Pope Francis to young people

On his second apostolic trip to Africa, Pope Francis, in Mozambique, met with the young people for an inter-religious meeting on September 5, at the Maxaquene Stadium in Maputo.

Here are... (Read more)

02/09/2019: South Korea
East Asia Province - Final Vows of Br. Moses Cho

On August 31, Saturday, Br. Moses Cho Min Kyu from the East Asia Province made his final profession at the Mookdong Church (South Korea).  The theme of the celebration was “When... (Read more)

02/09/2019: Madagascar
Province of Madagascar - Perpetual profession of Br Jean Baptiste Rakotomahefa

Brother Jean Baptiste RAKOTOMAHEFA from the Madagascar Province made perpetual profession on Sunday, August 25 at Sacred Heart Church, Ambohimandroso-Gara, in his native region. Bishop José... (Read more)

29/08/2019: Canada
The Province of Canada celebrates! - 50 years profession of Brothers Réal Sauvageau and Yvan Desharnais

Carrying on with the feast of the Assumption, patron saint of the Institute, some 175 confreres, friends, lay Marists and family members of the two Jubilarians, gathered on Saturday 17 August at ... (Read more)

26/08/2019: United States
Province of United States - First profession of Br. Luis Ramos

Brother Luis Ramos professed his first vows during a ceremony held August 10 at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, New York.

Brother Luis grew up in the Bronx. He graduated from... (Read more)

22/08/2019: Brazil
“Our Superior Generals” - The book presents the biographies of the Superiors of the Institute from 1839 to 1993

The Marist Memorial of the Province of Brasil Centro-Sul published the book "Our Superior Generals" with the biographies of the Superiors of the Institute of the Marist Brothers, from 1839... (Read more)

20/08/2019: El Salvador
Continuing to energise Marist life - Intercommunity Meeting

Last Saturday, August 10, the second intercommunity meeting of El Salvador was held, with the special presence of Brothers Ken McDonald and João Carlos do Prado, General Councillors, who were... (Read more)

20/08/2019: Côte dIvoire
Attaining Happiness through focusing on my Vocation - Annual Retreats of the Marist District of West Africa

The Annual retreats of the District of West Africa, this year, took place from 21 – 28 July 2019, in Yaoundé (Cameroon), and 28 – 04 August 2019 in Divo (Cote d’Ivoire).... (Read more)

12/08/2019: Italy
“Horizons - Looking to the Future as a Global Family

"To be bridge builders" is the theme of the Horizons Ongoing Formation Program, aimed at Brothers under the age of 45, which runs from August 8 to October 5 at the Marist International... (Read more)

19/08/2019: Argentina
The Feast, Discernment and the Hour - Meeting of the Brothers of the Province of Cruz del Sur

Between August 1 and 3, under the protection of our Good Mother of Luján, the meeting of the Brothers, from 60 to 74 years of age, took place in a climate of fruitful fraternity.

These... (Read more)

16/08/2019: Canada
Marist Province of Canada - Youth animation in Le Patro of Fort-Coulonge

It was in 1987 that the Marist Brothers responded to the call of the Municipality and the parish of Fort Coulonge to animate the young people of a small community in Outaouais, about 60 km north... (Read more)

16/08/2019: Philippines
VOLUNTEERS GOING BEYOND BORDERS - East Asia Province holds 1st Marist Volunteers Annual Gathering

To laud volunteers’ services in impoverished communities, and commission new volunteers for the different missions in Asia and the world, Marist Volunteers Program- East Asia Province held... (Read more)

14/08/2019: Mexico
Youth for Service in Central Mexico - Marist Youth Volunteering in Vulnerable Areas

20 young Marists, between 18 and 19 years of age, from the "Youth for Service" project of the Province of Central Mexico, finished their volunteer work in several Marist centers in July,... (Read more)

08/08/2019: Syria
Letter from Aleppo N. 36 - In the heart of the summer 2019

In July, it is usually very hot in Aleppo. It is the month when a lot of young peo-ple used to participate in camps outside of the city. There were daily departures of groups of campers toward vacation... (Read more)

05/08/2019: Philippines
Province of East Asia - Golden Jubilee of Br. Romulo Porras

During these months of vacation in the northern hemisphere, many brothers have celebrated an important milestone in their journey as followers of the ideal of Saint Marcellin Champagnat.... (Read more)

02/08/2019: Brazil
Marist Apostolic Spirituality - Retreat for Brothers and Laypeople in the Province of Brazil Centro-Sul

“Marist Apostolic Spirituality” was the theme of the 2019 Retreat for Brothers and Laypeople which brought together 30 people in the Champagnat hermitage in Florianopolis.

“The... (Read more)

31/07/2019: General House
From the perspective of the Marist Christian charism - European course in accompaniment / mentoring for Vocational Discernment

The second round of the European training in mentoring for Vocational Discernment held its first session at the General House from 13 to 18 July. Brothers and lay Marists from Lebanon, Greece, Ireland,... (Read more)

26/07/2019: France
Opening new, as well as unexplored paths - VIth Chapter of the Province of L'Hermitage

From 18 to 22 July 2019,the house of Notre-Dame de L'Hermitage, France, was the setting for the VIth Provincial Chapter of the Marists of France, Catalonia, Greece, Hungary and Algeria. The Chapter,... (Read more)

26/07/2019: Kenya
Animation and time of discernment will require the participation of the African AU leaders - Conference of Superiors of the African Continent

The Conference of Superiors of the African Continent (CSAC) had its second meeting of the year at the MIC Scholasticate in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8th to 12th July, 2019. This... (Read more)

25/07/2019: Mexico
Evangelizing through Education - Induction of new executives in Western Mexico

New Marist directors, who will begin during the next school year (2019-2020) in the province, met from 12 to 16 July in Spacio La Valla, Zapopan (Jalisco).

At the event, where 9 academic... (Read more)

24/07/2019: Brazil
Province of Brasil Centro-Norte - Perpetual profession of Brothers Fábio Soares and Dener Rodrigues

Br. Fábio Soares, of the Province of Brasil Centro-Norte, made his perpetual profession in the Institute on 20 July, in the parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, in Ceará-Mirim,... (Read more)

24/07/2019: United States
"Wherever we go... Today, tomorrow, together" - Brothers Retreat

From 15 to 19 July, a group of 43 Brothers gathered at the San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey for the 2019 Brother's Retreat of the Province of the United States.

The... (Read more)

23/07/2019: Australia
Laudato Si’ - The Province of Australia adopts an ecological policy to care for our “common home”

As part of a leadership commitment to caring for our common home, the Australian Province has appointed members of the Committee that will advise the Provincial Council on issues related to ecology,... (Read more)

22/07/2019: General House
July 23: Anniversary of the Fourvière Promise - We irrevocably dedicate ourselves and all our goods to the Society of the blessed Virgin

On July 23, 1816, the day after their ordination, a group of young priests, full of enthusiasm, travelled to the shrine of Fourvière in Lyon, France.

At the feet of our Lady, in... (Read more)

22/07/2019: Fiji
Preparation for perpetual profession in Lomeri - 15 Marist Brothers ready to say “Yes”

We just finished our 8-week long preparation for perpetual profession here in Marist Brothers Novitiate where we arrived last May 24.

We, the 15 participants from six different countries,... (Read more)

19/07/2019: Brazil
Culture of Encounter and Dialogue - Meeting gathering more than 130 professionals in communication

"The Culture of Encounter and Dialogue" was the central theme of the XIII meeting of Marist Communication held at the Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). The event, promoted... (Read more)

19/07/2019: Australia
Nurturing the Present and Next generation - Each year, more and more young Marists decide to join the Marist family in Australia

“ We are blessed with so many fine Marist young adults who have come through our MYM school-based programs over the years (Remar, Marist Connect, Student Leaders Gatherings, Marist Forums etc)... (Read more)

19/07/2019: France
When the charism of Saint Marcellin Champagnat touches people's hearts, it changes their lives - Pilgrimage to Marist places

During the last number of weeks, several groups of the Marist world have passed through the Marist places in France: Canada, United States, Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, among others. In the following... (Read more)

18/07/2019: Guatemala
American Conference of Provincials - II meeting of the Networks of America

The members of the animating teams of the Inter-American Solidarity Heart Network and the Inter-American Spirituality Network met in Guatemala City from July 4-8, 2019. The team animating the itinerary... (Read more)

17/07/2019: Thailand
We are blessed because the Lord has been good to us - Religious vocations in the Marist District of Asia

The Marist District of Asia has been growing little by little since 2006. It owes its development primarily  to the Lord of the harvest who has sent us vocations in the countries where we have... (Read more)

16/07/2019: Spain
Widening dreams - More than a hundred SED volunteers working in 17 countries to help those most in need

Some 120 Spanish volunteers have travelled to 17 different countries – starting from June this year – through the Spanish Marist NGO, SED, in support of the Right to Education in Africa,... (Read more)

15/07/2019: Bolivia
Marists who cross borders - Novices from South America start their community experience in the Region

On the first week of July three second year novices from the Champagnat Regional Novitiate of Cochabamba, Bolivia, travelled to other countries in the Region to take part in community and apostolic... (Read more)

10/07/2019: Philippines
Marist bursars - Formation program on strategic planning and financial management

Twenty Marist Brothers, Sisters and Lay from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas recently underwent a formation program in Philippines on Strategic Planning & Financial Management with the... (Read more)

05/07/2019: Vietnam
Br. Canísio José Willrich - New Superior of the District of Asia

On May 3, Br. Ernesto Sánchez, Superior General, sent a letter to the Brothers of the District of Asia informing them of the appointment of Br. Canísio José Willrich as the new... (Read more)

04/07/2019: El Salvador
Celebrate what you live and live what you celebrate - Central American Laity Follow the

About forty lay men and women from El Salvador participated, full of motivation, in a day of reflection and prayer on June 16.

The meeting provided an opportunity to meditate on the spiritual... (Read more)

04/07/2019: Brazil
Collaboration with the International Mission - Bolivian girl involved in voluntary work in Brasil Centro-Norte

Doris Miño Pérez, 18 years old, is a Bolivian Marist former student who has always shown an interest in social work since she was a child, especially in indigenous communities. Now,... (Read more)

03/07/2019: South Africa
Br. Christopher Zimmerman, Southern Africa - More than two decades helping those most in need in the Eastern Cape Province

After almost 22 years of missionary and educational work with the most needy in Uitenhage, South Africa, Br. Christopher Zimmermann returned to the Marist community in Johannesburg in mid-June of... (Read more)

02/07/2019: Philippines
Formation for leaders of lay animation - An On-going experience at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

Addressing one of the priorities of the 5th East Asia Provincial Chapter on Lay Partnership, particularly its aim of developing team of Marist lay formation facilitators, Notre Dame of Dadiangas... (Read more)

01/07/2019: Scotland
International solidarity - Schools in Scotland collaborate with the Marists of India

About 15 years ago Brother Douglas Welsh and Tony McLean were commissioned by Lawside RC Academy (Dundee, Scotland) to travel to India. Their objective, the possibility of collaborating with the... (Read more)

28/06/2019: Spain
After one hundred years of work, Champagnat's dream is still alive - More than 1500 people celebrated the closing of the centenary of the Marist presence in León

On Sunday 9 June, the celebration of the centenary of the presence of the Marist Brothers in the city of León, Spain (the Marist Province of Compostela) officially came to an end with a Mass... (Read more)

28/06/2019: Brazil
Province Brasil Sul-Amazônia - Marist Memories Project: stories of love and life

To preserve a record of the people who have helped to build the history of the Marist Network. This is the central objective of the Marist... (Read more)

27/06/2019: Colombia
The reflection of God's face, hands and merciful heart - Marist Centre in Maicao welcomes migrant boys and girls

To celebrate in a concrete way the memory of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, on June 6 the Province of Norandina inaugurated the Marist house "A heart without bounds", in Maicao, Colombia,... (Read more)

26/06/2019: Brazil
Provincial Youth Meeting brings together Marists in Brasilia - Reflection, debate and politics involve the youth of Brasil Centro-Norte

A Provincial Youth Meeting was held from the 17th to the 25th June with the aim of promoting reflection, prayer, sharing, discussion and celebration. With the theme "Youth, Faith and Social... (Read more)

26/06/2019: Hungary
Marist Presence in Karcag and Esztergom - Marist Brothers Provide Education for Roma Children

The Marist Brothers of the Hermitage Province have been in Hungary since 1999, serving disadvantaged children and youth, especially the Roma (gypsies), in the cities of Karcag and Esztergom.

Their... (Read more)

24/06/2019: Italy
Dreaming new ways of collaboration as Marists in the future - Meeting of the 4 branches of the Marist Family in Manziana

The four Superiors General and members of their councils gathered at Manziana, close to Rome, from 20 to 22 June, to share in fraternity and friendship about their experience projects for the future.

The... (Read more)

21/06/2019: General House
Marist Notebooks 37 - International Commission of Spiritual Patrimony

PDF: English | Español... (Read more)

20/06/2019: Guatemala
100 years! - Brother Zósimo Pérez Mañueco

Brother Zósimo was born on 19 June 1919 in Valladolid, Spain. So, this week he celebrated 100 years of life with a function held in his honour in the Champagnat Residence in Guatemala, with... (Read more)

14/06/2019: Mexico
25 years living in fraternity - CMMF: Champagnat Fraternity of the city of Irapuato

On the 1st June, 23 members of the Champagnat Fraternity of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family of Irapuato, Mexico, lived an experience "around the same table" with brothers and... (Read more)

13/06/2019: Argentina
Governance, Management and Pastoral leadership of the Marist Province of Cruz del Sur - Meeting of the Executive team, legal officers and School leaders

A meeting of the Executive team, legal officers and School leaders from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay was held from 29 to 31 May in the Champagnat College of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  More... (Read more)

12/06/2019: Côte dIvoire
District of West Africa - Marist Cote d’Ivoire celebrates 50 years

This is just a beginning!
Bro. Aureliano García

On June 1st all roads led to St Paul Gonfreville Parish, Bouaké... (Read more)

11/06/2019: Thailand
Receiving support and inspiration to continue the mission - Marist leaders from 8 countries of the district of Asia met in Bangkok

The Leaders of the 11th communities of the Marist District of Asia held their annual meeting in Bangkok, from May 26 to 28.

The gathering was a time of fraternal sharing that... (Read more)

07/06/2019: Brazil
Facilitating the process of integration of immigrant children - Marists of Brazil promotes a project to help to the most vulnerable

The Marists of Brazil, joined with the Consolata Parish and the Institute of Migration and Human Rights to create "Project of Migrant Children and Human Rights", aided by the Marist Union... (Read more)

07/06/2019: Spain
New Provincial Strategic Plan - The Marists of Mediterránea restate their network with eight action scenarios

The Technical Commission of the Marists of Mediterránea met together last month, in May, to review the format and content of the new Provincial Strategic Plan which will cover the next six... (Read more)

06/06/2019: Spain
L'Hermitage Province - Four day Provincial Forum

A hundred people from the whole Province shared their experiences and aspirations in Notre-Dame de l'Hermitage, from the 13th to the 16th of May.  

In the course of the event,... (Read more)

05/06/2019: South Korea
From the Chungju Community in Korea - A House for Mentally Challenged Children and Young People Wishing to Learn a Trade

The 22nd General Chapter calls us to accompany the marginalized children and youth of the world, and this is what the Marist Community in Chungju, South Korea has been doing for thirty... (Read more)

03/06/2019: Brazil
Campaign for Children Reaches 20 million People - Marist video encourages children’s self-defense against sexual violence

The Marist Center for the Defense of Children (Brazil Centro-Sur) reported the release of the eleventh video of the “Defend Yourself”,... (Read more)

31/05/2019: Colombia
Charismatic connection of lay Marists - Marist Province of Norandina

On April 30th, there took place in Cali (Colombia), the ceremony of formalising the commitment to the Marist charism of ten lay Marists who have been preparing for this for just over a year.  

Brother... (Read more)

31/05/2019: Brazil
“To be the face and hands of your tender mercy” - The Marists of Brazil organise a marian encounter at Veranopolis

A mariology congress was held in Veranopolis from 20 to 24 May. The event brought together some 60 participants, brothers and laypeople from across Brazil.

Starting from the phrase, “To... (Read more)

30/05/2019: Malaysia
The “Asrama Butitin Project” in Nabawan - Marist Brothers and De la Salle Brothers Together in Ministry

Last year, the Marist Brothers and the De la Salle Brothers began a joint project in Nabawan, Malaysia, to help disadvantaged children move on to secondary education.

This initiative,... (Read more)

29/05/2019: Malaysia
Spirituality, Laity, and Mission - Asia Commissions aim for regional progress

On May 15-18, 2019, the three Asia Commissions on Spirituality, Laity, and Missions held their meeting at Port Dickson, Malaysia. The meeting objectives include the review of the progress of the... (Read more)

27/05/2019: Australia
Australian Marists Help Refugees - Forum brought together 119 Marist Brothers

119 brothers gathered in Australia to participate in 4 forums held on May 6 in Adelaide, May 11 in Mascot, May 17 in Brisbane and May 20 in Melbourne.

The meetings were an opportunity... (Read more)

23/05/2019: Brazil
Province of Brazil Centro-Norte - Forum Held in Brazilandia on Consecrated Life and the Laity

From May 13-15 the Brothers and laity of the Brazil Centro-Norte Province gathered in Brazilandia (Federal District) for the Sector Forum on Consecrated Life and Laity (SVCL). In attendance were... (Read more)

21/05/2019: Lebanon
Re-launch of the European project of Communities on the Net - The European team of Brothers Today meet in Champville

From the 8th to the 10th of May, a meeting was held in the community of the Marist school of Champville (Lebanon) by the European Team of Brothers Today, comprising  Brothers  António... (Read more)

16/05/2019: Italy
Mediterranean Province - Syracuse: encounter of elder brothers

Twenty-six Brothers over 70 years old have participated to an encounter organized by the Mediterranean ProvinceWe were coming from Spain, Italy and Lebanon. From 2 to 7 May, we have met at Syracuse,... (Read more)

15/05/2019: Spain
Being a lay Marist in Compostela - Meeting of formators of itineraries concerning Marist Spirituality

21 formators of itineraries concerning Marist Spirituality (IDEM), from the Province of Compostela, gathered in Roxos, from the 25th to the 27th of April. 

The meeting had as its... (Read more)

14/05/2019: Philippines
“Do Whatever He Tells You” - East Asia Province holds 5th Provincial Chapter

“Do Whatever He Tells You: Responding Boldly to Emerging Needs as a Global Family in this New Beginning” was the theme of the 5th Provincial Chapter of the East Asia Province... (Read more)

13/05/2019: Guatemala
New steps in Mission – education and evangelisation - The 6 Marist Provinces of the Arco Norte Region meet in Guatemala

From 29 April to 2 May, a meeting was held in Guatemala City on new steps in mission regarding education and evangelisation.

 Representatives from each of the two areas (education... (Read more)

13/05/2019: Romania
15 years of presence and mission in Bucharest - The Saint Marcellin Champagnat Centre welcomes children at risk of abandonment and social exclusion

On the 29th of April, the Marist Brothers of Bucharest celebrated 15 years of their presence there, where they work to protect children who have been separated from their parents by the tribunal... (Read more)

10/05/2019: Brazil
Brothers of the South America Region Gather in Florianópolis - Over five days, 45 Brothers participated in discussions on spirituality, vocation and the regional mission

Between April 28 and May 2, the Regional Encounter of 45 Brothers between the ages of 46 and 60 from the five provinces of the Region was held at the Champagnat Retreat House in Florianópolis,... (Read more)

10/05/2019: Chile
The Marists from Chile and Central Mexico took part in the Forum - Economic commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Two representatives of the Marists from Chile and Central Mexico took part in the Forum of the Provinces of Latin America and the Caribbean, on the sustainable development that was carried out on... (Read more)

10/05/2019: Guatemala
Meeting of the different communities of Brothers - Commemoration of the XXVIII anniversary of the murder of Bro. Moses Cisneros

The Marist Brothers from the different communities of Guatemala held a meeting of communities on Sunday April 28, in the Marist College of Chinautla, in Guatemala. 

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17/05/2019: General House
Chistian de Chergé and the martyrs of Algeria - A friend of Henri Vergès
A hundred page booklet entitled "Chistian de Chergé y los martires de Argelia" (Herder, Barcelona 2019) has fallen into my hands. In its pages there are numerous... (Read more)
10/05/2019: Germany
“Beacon of hope” - Chapter of West-Central Europe Province

The 7th Provincial Chapter of the West-Central Europe Province took place in Freising, Germany, from 23rd to 26th April.  From all parts of the Province –... (Read more)

20/05/2019: France
The martyrs are now watching over Algeria - Community of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux celebrates the memory of Bro Henri Vergès

The brothers of the Community of Saint Paul-Trois-Châteaux of the province of l'Hermitage celebrated on May 8, the 1st Mass in honour of Henri and the other 18 martyrs of Algeria, in Saint... (Read more)

07/05/2019: General House
Marist Schools Network Project - The Taskforce meets at the General House

The Ad Hoc Taskforce appointed to launch the project of an International Marist Schools Network is meeting at the General House from 6 to 10 May.

The main purpose of this meeting is to... (Read more)

06/05/2019: Brazil
Rejoice: The Pope’s Message is the Theme of the Directors’ Project - Formation in the Province of Brasil Centro-Sul

A realistic and up-to-date vision of what it means to be a saint: this is the purpose of Pope Francis’ 2018 Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) which was... (Read more)

03/05/2019: Fiji
Oceania Education Network - Southern Stars Leadership Course

On Easter Sunday sixteen senior teachers from the Districts of the Pacific and Melanesia gathered at Lomeri. Fiji, for the Southern Stars Leadership Programme designed by the Education Commission... (Read more)

03/05/2019: Brazil
Marist Union of Brazil - Curriculum Guidelines for Primary Education in Marist colleges

UMBRASIL  has published the Curriculum Guidelines for Basis Education in the colleges of the three Marist Provinces of Brazil: Brazil Centro-Norte, Brazil Centro-Sur and Brazil Sul-Amazonia.... (Read more)

02/05/2019: South Korea
East Asia Province - The Marist Community in Seoul promotes psychological education and assistance

As part of their ministry in Korea, the brothers of the Seoul community (East Asia Province) enrich their educational efforts by promoting the psychological aspect of their vocational accompaniment... (Read more)

02/05/2019: Guatemala
Building homes of light - Meeting of Community Animators 2019

As every year, in February, the Community Animators of the Province of Central America met in Guatemala to revitalize their mission of animating the community, sharing life experiences and, this... (Read more)

30/04/2019: General House
“You are all brothers” (Matt 23:8) - Religious Brothers Day, May 1

“Hello, brother!” is a familiar greeting which many of us receive each day in our communities or work place be it from students, colleagues or parents. However,... (Read more)

30/04/2019: General House
People are twice as likely to consider religious life if encouraged by somebody - Religious vocation in USA

National Religious Vocation Conference and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate have published an infographic demonstrating recent trends regarding entrants to religious life and professions... (Read more)

26/04/2019: Philippines
National Gathering of Marist Laity - A Week-end Encounter of Deepening Marist Lay Life

On April 12-14, 2019, forty-two lay people from across the Philippines convened for the 1st Champagnat Marist National Weekend Encounter held at the Marist Asia Spirituality and Mission... (Read more)

26/04/2019: New Zealand
Creating networks and strengthening Marist life - Meeting of the Oceania Council

The Oceania Council met in Auckland, New Zealand, on 15th April 2019 to consider projects related to the calls of the XXII General Chapter and the initiatives of the Strategic Plan of... (Read more)

22/04/2019: Argentina
Province of Cruz del Sur - Perpetual profession of Brother Darío Melgar

Brother Darío Melgar of the Province of Cruz del Sur made his perpetual vows, on 31st March, in Luján, Argentina. The provincial superior, Brother Raúl Schönfeld,... (Read more)

18/04/2019: Brazil
The five provinces of the “America South” Region met in Brazil - Participants from seven teams in charge discussed and reflected together

The meeting of the teams of the South America Region took place from 10 to 12 April in Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Present at the meeting were the groups responsible for the regional strategic projects... (Read more)

17/04/2019: Spain
Province of Ibérica - Cooperative work and TIC with students and formation centres

On 5th and 6th April the Marist Iberian Campus took place in Alcalá de Henares. Ten schools and colleges took part in the event which already, in 2019, is celebrating its seventh year.  The... (Read more)

16/04/2019: General House
A heart that knows no bounds - 20 years since the canonization of Father Champagnat

20 years ago, on the 18th of April 1999, San Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Institute of the Marist Brothers, was canonized in the Vatican.... (Read more)

12/04/2019: East Timor
Marist Brothers: 12 aspirants in Baucau - The Province of Australia inaugurates a new House of formation

On March 30 in East Timor, in the city of Baucau, a House of Formation has been dedicated to welcoming the young candidates to the Marist religious life.

During the inauguration ceremony,... (Read more)

12/04/2019: Sri Lanka
“Set them on fire with your love” - First profession at the Tudella Novitiate

The Provincial and District Leaders from four administrative units have come for the celebration, in Tudella, on April 6, of the Religious First Profession of eleven young men that have heard the... (Read more)

11/04/2019: South Korea
Marist Pastoral work in Seoul - Around 7000 people benefit annually from the Marist Educational Centre

Every year In the Marist Educational Centre of the community of Seoul (Korea) different activities are carried out, and many groups make use of the centre to develop their programmes: catechists... (Read more)

11/04/2019: Spain
Marist European Conference - Meeting of the CEM in Alcalá of Henares

On 2 and 3 of April, in Alcalá de Henares, a Meeting of the Marist European Conference took place. The time was spent in sharing with the coordinators of the European teams and the steps to... (Read more)

05/04/2019: Italy
On-going formation in Manziana - Rereading the personal story in the middle of the path of life

In the house of Manziana (An International Center for Marist Formation) a course for middle-aged Brothers ("Senderos" Mid-life) is taking place, from March 21 to June 8, 2019, with 18 participants,... (Read more)

04/04/2019: Guatemala
Workshop on Learning plus Service - Participants from the educational communities of Central America and Central Mexico attended the course

Thanks to the alliance between the Marist Provinces, Gladis Araceli Avelar of El Salvador and myself from Guatemala, members of the Commission of Solidarity for the Province of América Central... (Read more)

03/04/2019: General House
Agios. Mar - Vigil commemorating our modern-day missionary martyrs

Each year in Rome a prayer vigil is celebrated to remember our modern-day missionary martyrs. This year it took place on March 21, Missionary Martyrs Day. It was organized by various groups of the... (Read more)

02/04/2019: General House
International Commission of Brothers Today 2019: - Marvellous Companions and Mentors

The recent gathering of International Commission of Brothers Today (18-22 March 2019) had a fulsome agenda with varied themes and activities such as:

01/04/2019: France
Formation of Marist Leaders in the mission in Europe - Where your gifts and your happiness meet with the needs of the world, the purpose of your life is there

On March 17 of 2019, the 3ª edition has begun of the Itinerary of leaders for Marist  formation in the mission organized by the European Council of Mission.  

Seventeen... (Read more)

01/04/2019: General House
Calendar of the General Council and the directors of Secretariats and Departments of the General Administration - April - May 2019

March 29 - April 4: visit to the community of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - Bro.Ben Consigli and Bro. Josep María Soteras, General Councillors. 

March... (Read more)

28/03/2019: Brazil
An opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences - Marist School receives the directors of the South America Region in Brazil

The directors of the South America Region met on March 21st, at Colegio Marista Champagnat, in Porto Alegre (Brazil Sul-Amazonia), to address educational issues and pedagogical proposals.

It... (Read more)

28/03/2019: Canada
The future of the province of Canada - Preliminary meeting of the preparatory committee for the provincial assembly

Due to the falling number of Brothers, the province of Canada faces a great challenge: that of assuring that the mission may be able to continue. The challenge is  that the lay Marists ... (Read more)

27/03/2019: Mexico
Province of Western Mexico - Perpetual Profession of Br. Julián Solís Pasos

Brother Julián Solís Pasos made his perpetual vows on Saturday, March 16 (day of Santa María) in Mérida, Yucatán.

Brother Miguel Ángel... (Read more)

27/03/2019: Brazil
Province of Brazil South-Amazonia - Formative meeting brings together 540 Marist educators in Porto Alegre

With an attentive focus on the fundamental aspects of children's development, the Colleges and Social services Units of the Brazil Sul-Amazonia Province promoted on March 16, at the PUCRS, a... (Read more)

25/03/2019: Italy
The captivating experience of being a volunteer - Three2Six: Education for refugee children in South Africa

“One of the most beautiful thing about my trip was to engage with a culture far from mine. I would encourage everybody to live a similar experience, where I had the privilege to interact with... (Read more)

22/03/2019: Brazil
Regional Joint action strengthens the Marist Life and Mission - Region South America celebrates three years of action

In March, the Region South America celebrates three years of action.  Founded officially in 2016, it has the premise to strengthen... (Read more)

21/03/2019: Fiji
Mission and Marist Life in Oceania - Encounter of the Commission of collaboration of Oceania

The Commission of Collaboration of Oceania met on 5 and 6 of March in the community of Lomeri, Fiji, with the objective of promoting the Marist life and mission in the region.

In the meeting... (Read more)

21/03/2019: General House
Marist District of Asia - Following in the footsteps of Champagnat in Asia

The Marists in VN are 4 local brothers, 7 foreigner brothers and 3 local lay Marist. There are 3 communities: Two in the South and one in the North.

One community in the South is a formation... (Read more)

19/03/2019: General House
Life of The Brothers - The International Commission Brothers Today meets in the General House

The members of the International Commission Brothers Today will meet in the General House, from the18th to the23rd of March. Their goal is to review activities already carried out and also those... (Read more)

15/03/2019: Sri Lanka
Marist Asia Strategic Plan - Community Living Animation Team Meeting of the Asian Region

During the first quarter of 2018, the leaders of each Administrative Unit in Asian Region shared to the Brothers and Lay Marists the result of the Marist Asia Strategic Plan (2018-2027) which is... (Read more)

13/03/2019: General House
Secretariat of the Laity - Strategic planning of Marist Life

The Secretariat of the Laity, formed by Raúl Amaya (Director), Pep Buetas and Agnes Reyes (Coordinators), participated of the Works of the Collaborative week between the General Council and... (Read more)

12/03/2019: East Timor
A future Marist school for the needy people of Lautém, Timor Leste - A gift of land for a Marist work

On February 25, 2019, a simple ceremony was held in the shade of a stand of trees to mark the official transfer of land to the Marist Brothers of Bacau (Marist Foundation in East Timor) for the future... (Read more)

11/03/2019: Mexico
In depth study of the lay Marist vocation - Meeting of the Animators of the Fraternity in Guadalajara

The Coordination Team of the Marist Fraternities in Mexico organised the meeting of animators of the Fraternities of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family (MCFM) in Guadalajara on the 22nd... (Read more)

08/03/2019: United States
Almost 50 years of service to the students in the school - Brother Kevin Handibode is honoured in Miami

Brother Kevin Handibode, director of the Marist school Christopher Columbus in Miami (USES), was honoured by a professional Basketball team, to mark almost 50 years of service to the students of... (Read more)

08/03/2019: Sri Lanka
Being a Lay Marist - Brothers and Lay Marists share their Marist vocation

From the 15th to the 17th of February, a group of 30 Brothers and Lay Marists from Sri Lanka took part in a seminar on the lay vocation, fraternity and community led by Brother Réal Sauvageau... (Read more)

07/03/2019: Brazil
Launch or sow seeds from the heart to fertilize the mission - UMBRASIL names a new Board of Directors

The Marist Union of Brazil (UMBRASIL) on February 22, during the XV Ordinary General Assembly named the new President of the Superior Council and the new members of the Board of Directors and of... (Read more)

05/03/2019: Mexico
Marist vocation - Two new postulants in the community of Toluca

The community of Toluca (Province of Central Mexico) received two postulants on Saturday, February 16. The new candidates have asked to live the experience of the Marist community after having successfully... (Read more)

28/02/2019: General House
One team, one house, one program - Ongoing formation team and community at Manziana

The 2017 General Chapter called Marists to be conscious in being a global charismatic family.  Two years later, the two ongoing formation teams of El Escorial and Manziana have awakened this... (Read more)

26/02/2019: Fiji
District of Pacific - First Professions in Lomeri

On a beautiful tropical day, a large number of Champagnat Marists, family and friends gathered at the Lomeri noviciate in Fiji to witness the first profession of Brothers Steve Vaea and Petero Navuku. ... (Read more)

25/02/2019: Canada
A new beginning in Château-Richer - Elderly Brothers now live in a Lay Residence

The Marist Brothers of the community Mont Champagnat, in Quebec, Canada, since September 2018, live in a lay residence.  The Marist property where they lived – belonging to the Province... (Read more)

19/02/2019: Bolivia
Novitiate of the Region South America - Eleven new Novices in Bolivia

Eleven new brothers have entered officially, on February 2, to the Champagnat Regional Novitiate, Cochabamba, Bolivia, of the Region of South America.

The Formation team formed by Brothers... (Read more)

18/02/2019: Spain
Roadmap for the coming years - Meeting of the European team of Brothers Today

Our meeting took place in the city of the Apostle James in Compostela, Spain, from 6 to 8 February 2019. We know that there is a ‘millenarian’ aspect to our task and that this can only... (Read more)

11/02/2019: Colombia
Interprovincial Novitiate La Valla - Five new novices in Medellín

On 2 February five new Brothers officially entered the Interprovincial Novitiate La Valla de Medellín, Colombia. 

The formation team, consisting of Brother José MiguelCaballero... (Read more)

07/02/2019: Cuba
Montagne Community - Lavalla200> - A Marist community has been established in Holguín

The Marists have returned to the city of Holguín, Cuba, after an absence of 60 years. The International community Lavalla200> was launched publicly in the Cathedral, January 6, by Mons.... (Read more)

06/02/2019: Haiti
Marist schools do marvels with very little - Brothers from Western Mexico visit the Marist Sector of Haiti

From the 14th until the 26th of January, Brothers Miguel Angel Santos V. (Provincial), Jesus Hernández (Vice provincial) and Luis Enrique Rodríguez (Superior of the Sector), visited... (Read more)

01/02/2019: General House
Consecrated life is for all the baptized - Video with Br. Tony Leon and Mike Greeff

For the celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life, 2nd February, we invited Br Tony Leon, Director of Brothers Today Secretariat, and Mike Greeff, Director of the Council of Marist Schools... (Read more)

01/02/2019: Malaysia
Br. Anthony Cheng and Br. Paul Ching - 50 Years of Profession as Marist Brothers

On January 26, 2019, Brothers Anthony Cheng and Paul Ching, from the Province of East Asia, celebrated their 50th golden jubilee as Marist Brothers with a celebration hold in the Church... (Read more)

29/01/2019: Kenya
International Marist Centre - MIC has opened up its facilities to different religious congregations

The International Marist Centre (MIC) which is a post-novitiate formation centre for Africa and Madagascar, has opened up its facilities to different religious congregations present in Nairobi (Kenya)... (Read more)

25/01/2019: France
The premiere of the play The Fifth Gospel - Work containing texts taken from the writings of Brother Henri Vergès

"Here is some good news Antonio". This was how Brother Alain Delorme began his message a few days ago. The news published by the media in France is that the second edition of the Père-Jacques-Hamel... (Read more)

22/01/2019: General House
An invitation to strengthen our faith - Anniversary of the death of Brother Francis

Yet another anniversary of the death of Brother Francis, when we call to mind his features and his life. And we also revisit the... (Read more)

18/01/2019: General House
Basilio Rueda and Henri Vergés: two of a kind - January 21: an anniversary and two reminiscences

The anniversary of the death of Basilio Rueda (January 21) in this year of 2019 coincides with the final  preparations... (Read more)

15/01/2019: Philippines
To assure a better continuity in the different stages of formation - Marist Brothers Asia Formators Convention

The annual meeting of the formators of Asia, that took place in MAPAC from January 9 to 12, 2019, is always a moment of great joy and communion. It gave us an opportunity to share ideas about different... (Read more)

10/01/2019: Kenya
67 student Brothers in Nairobi - Workshop on Marist Patrimony in MIC

The community at the MIC (Marist International Centre), in Nairobi (Kenya), has to date 67 student Brothers, from five administrative units: the district of West Africa and the provinces of Madagascar,... (Read more)

09/01/2019: Fiji
22 Brothers meet in the Lomeri Novitiate - Gathering of the U/50 brothers of Oceania

The 22 brothers from the three province/districts of Oceania province gathered at the novitiate in Lomeri, Fiji, from 4 to 8 January, to look at how the younger brothers of this region are responding... (Read more)

08/01/2019: France
202 years of the Institute - Feast of January 2, 2019 in LaValla en Gier

The Brothers of the community of La Valla invited the Brothers of l'Hermitage, Marlhes and Saint-Etienne to mark, as is appropriate, the birthday of the Foundation of the Institute. There were... (Read more)

02/01/2019: Côte dIvoire
Final profession in the Institute - Brothers Mbang Abel Nkwain and Kone Bruno

On the 15th of December, 2018 Brothers Kone Bruno (Ivory Coast) and Mbang Abel Nkwain (Cameroon) made their perpetual profession at the St Anthony of Padua Parish in Korhogo, Ivory Coast.... (Read more)

18/12/2018: Bolivia
Novitiate of the Region América Sur - Five new Marist Brothers

Five young people finished their Interprovincial Novitiate of the Region América Sur, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and they make their Religious Profession in their different Provinces.

Br.... (Read more)

16/12/2018: Pakistan
Br. Zubair Yaqub - Final vows in Sargodha

Br. Zubair Yaqub made his final vows on 8th December at Sargodha, Pakistan, at the parish of St. Francis Xavier’s church. Bro. Sunil Liyanage was delegated to represent Br. Provincial of South... (Read more)

11/12/2018: Italy
Third Age Renewal Session - Manziana - October – December 2018

The latest Third Age Renewal Session, that ended on December 8, brought together11 Marist Brothers from different nationalities and 2 Marianist Brothers from the USA, the group ranging in age from... (Read more)

11/12/2018: Nigeria
A colourful celebration and a joyful day - Celebration of final religious professions and golden jubilees

It was an exciting moment on 10th November 2018 as people from various parts of the country, Nigeria, gathered at Holy Cross Parish, Uturu, to celebrate and witness the Final Profession... (Read more)

08/12/2018: Algeria
Blessed Br. Henri Vergès - Beatification of the martyrs of Algeria

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2018, 19 martyrs were beatified in Algeria, who witnessed to faith in God in the 1990s. Among them was Marist Brother Henri Vergès ... (Read more)

06/12/2018: East Timor
A Missionary land - Young people are looking for the consecrated Marist life

In 2000, two Brothers of the former Marist Province of Melbourne (Br. Marcos, Australia, and Brother Manoel from Portugal), arrived in East Timor(Baucau), at the request of the Bishop of Baucau,... (Read more)

04/12/2018: General House
"Father, our lives are already given" - The beatification of the Martyrs of Algeria

On December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, nineteen martyrs will be beatified in Oran. Among them, the Brothers of the monastic community of Tibhirine and a Marist Brother, Henri... (Read more)

26/11/2018: General House
El Escorial, end of a virtuous cycle - Permanent Formation in the Marist Institute

Always the Marist Institute has tried, made an effort, for the formation of the Brothers, especially of those who were to lead processes.  This is one of the strategies, which aims at the quality... (Read more)

15/11/2018: Chile
Preservation of the historical, spiritual and cultural values of the Institute - 4th Meeting of the Network of Memorial Centres in the Marist Region of South America

From 5th to 9th of November, in the Centre of Marist Spirituality - CEM, in Santiago (Chile), the 4th Meeting of the Network of Marist Memorial Centres in theRegion of América del Sur took... (Read more)

06/11/2018: General House
Amanecer Program - Third Age Formation Program (Spanish-Portuguese speakers)

23 Brothers participated in the 2018 ‘Amanacer’ program that took place at the General House between September 1 and October 31, co-ordinated by Brs Landelino Ortega and Alfonso Levis.

Br... (Read more)

30/10/2018: Kenya
Province East Central Africa - Preparing the VI Provincial Chapter in PACE

The preparatory commission of the VIth Provincial Chapter of PACE (Province Afrique Centre-Est) has gathered in Kigali – Rwanda, to finalize the preparations for the coming Provincial... (Read more)

26/10/2018: Mexico
United by the Charism and our following of Christ - Encounter of Enlarged Secretariat of the Laity

The Enlarged Secretariat of the Laity held its session of the present year, from the 11 to 16 of October in the City of Mexico, in the Provincial House of Central Mexico.  Our work and dialogue... (Read more)

05/10/2018: Malawi
Water from the Rock - Retreat for the postulants of Mtendere

From 17 to 21 September there was a week retreat for the postulants of Mtendere (Malawi). The theme of the retreat was focused on Marist Spirituality, taking as a starting point the book Water from... (Read more)

05/10/2018: General House
A visit to the 'Marist places' in Rome - Recalling the 194 days spent by B. François in Rome 1858

On September 26 2018, a pilgrimage began to those 'Marist places' in the city of Rome,acknowledging the presence of Brother François Rivat, with the participation of a group of 18... (Read more)

01/10/2018: Brazil
Brasil Sul-Amazônia province - Perpetual profession of Br Jader Luiz Henz

On Sept. 22, Brother Jader Luiz Henz of the Brasil Sul-Amazônia province made his perpetual profession at the Marist Institute. The celebration was held in the Santa Teresa Community, which... (Read more)

27/09/2018: Kenya
MIC - Marist International Center - 44 brothers make their temporary professions

Forty-four brothers residing at the Marist International Center in Nairobi, Kenya, renewed their temporary vows on Aug. 26.

They recommitted themselves to living as Marist Brothers for... (Read more)

26/09/2018: General House
Blessed and martyr - Br. Henri Vergès

We are in the eve of a significant event for our Institute: very soon, Brother Henri Vergès will be enthroned to the roll... (Read more)

21/09/2018: General House
Brother Ángel Medina - New assistant director of the Brothers Today Secretariat

Brother Ángel Medina began his new role on Sept. 1 as assistant director of the Brothers Today Secretariat, which he is combining with his role as formator of the Lavalla200> communities.

“I... (Read more)

18/09/2018: Spain
Horizons Group 2018 - Formation programme for Brothers aged between 35 – 45 in El Escorial

“Being bridge-builders” is the theme of the Horizons Group 2018, the formation programme for Brothers aged between 35 – 45, who began its activities in El Escorial, Spain, on Aug.... (Read more)

16/09/2018: General House
Martyrs of Algeria (1994-1996) - Beatification of Brother Henri Vergès

The beatification celebration of Brother Henri Vergès will be held on Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria. On Sept. 1... (Read more)

10/09/2018: France
Illustrated History of Notre Dame de l’Hermitage - A book by Br Barry Lamb tells the story of the Institute’s mother house

Pilgrims staying overnight at the refurbished Hermitage can now reach down from the bookshelf in their room an English language Illustrated History of the Hermitage, 1824-2016.

In it they... (Read more)

31/08/2018: General House
Programme ‘Amanecer’ - Aiming towards new horizons

The sun has already risen for the 23 participants of the ‘Amanecer’ (dawn) programme of 2018 at the general house in Rome, Italy. And everything indicates that, during the two months,... (Read more)

27/08/2018: El Salvador
The Marist Family in Central America - Intercommunity Meeting of Marist Brothers and Sisters

On August 11, in the Marist House of The Hermitage, an intercommunity meeting  was held consisting of Marist Brothers and Sisters of El Salvador. Taking part were more than 20 Brothers and 2... (Read more)

21/08/2018: Spain
Constructing networks, building bridges - The third meeting of the Network of Marist communities in Europe

Using  the motto "constructing networks, building bridges", on August 12 the Team of European Brothers Today invited, in El Escorial, representatives of the Network of Marist communities... (Read more)

07/08/2018: General House
The ongoing formation of the ‘Marist Ongoing Formation Programme’ - Manziana and El Escorial formators gather in Rome

The gathering of the current ongoing formation teams – Brothers Antonio Peralta, Joaquim Sperandio, Teofilo Minga – with the secretariat of Brothers Today and the link councillors, held... (Read more)

03/08/2018: Brazil
Province of Brasil Centro-Norte - Perpetual profession of Br Fabrício Alves da Cruz

Brother Fabrício Alves da Cruz, from the Brasil Centro-Norte Province, made his perpetual profession on July 28 in Carrancas, consecrating himself forever to the charism of Champagnat.

The... (Read more)

20/07/2018: General House
Current Formators Programme - Formators make suggestions for a new formation guide

Seventeen brothers from 14 countries drafted a list of considerations for a new formation guide at the end of the Current Formators Programme, held from May 15 – July 12 at the General... (Read more)

10/07/2018: Philippines
Marist Asia Pacific Center (MAPAC) - New formation year stated in Marikina City

The Marist Asia Pacific Center (MAPAC) started its NEW FORMATION YEAR (2018 - 2019) on June 25, 2018. On this day, our small MAPAC community welcomed five new members. They are Brothers Anitelea... (Read more)

22/06/2018: General House
Programme for current formators - Highlights of June 4 – 16

Seventeen formators from 12 countries and working in 14 countries are participating in a nine-week course at the general house from May 15 – July 12. Brother Gilbert Zenda, a formator in Malawi,... (Read more)

04/06/2018: General House
Sharing life during the current formators course - Chronicle of the second and third week of the Course in Rome

Photos in Facebook

We are continuing with... (Read more)

04/06/2018: Argentina
There is life... and it brings us together - Assembly of the Cruz del Sur province

Fifty-two brothers met for the assembly of the Cruz del Sur province at the Villa San José in Luján, Argentina, in preparation for the VI Provincial Chapter, that will take place from... (Read more)

28/05/2018: Brazil
Commitment as consecrated - Br Miguel Fernandes Ribeiro professes his perpetual vows

Brother Miguel Fernandes Ribeiro, from the Brasil Centro-Sul province, made his perpetual profession on May 19 in the city of Doutor Camargo.

Together with relatives, brothers and friends,... (Read more)

22/05/2018: General House
May 14-19, 2018 - The First Week of the Current Formators Program

Seventeen Brothers from fourteen different countries have arrived at the General House in Rome for the Current Formators Program. Welcoming us at the airport were two members of the Escorial team,... (Read more)

15/05/2018: General House
Current formators programme - 17 formators take a nine-week course to renew their mission

Photos in FaceBook

Seventeen formators from... (Read more)

14/05/2018: Peru
Can you live hope behind bars? - Marist life in Sullana

Brother Bernardino Pascual Juárez tells us about the Marist experience lived in Sullana, Peru, by the Marist community of brothers and lay people of the Santa María de los Andes province,... (Read more)

10/05/2018: Australia
“A New Beginning: Hope it means something” - Meeting with youth in three different cities

The director of the Brothers Today secretariat, Br Tony Leon, spoke to youth in three different cities in Australia – in Sydney on April 24, in Melbourne on April 26 and in Adelaide on April... (Read more)

08/05/2018: Brazil
Brasil Centro-Sul province - Perpetual vows of Br Rafael Fagner Ferreira

In the presence of family members, brothers and friends, Brother Rafael Fagner Ferreira from the Brasil Centro-Surprovince made his consecration to God in a ceremony held on April 21 in Curitiba.

Inspired... (Read more)

04/05/2018: Philippines
International Commission of Brothers Today - Visits to formation houses in Asia

Inspired by the recent XXII General Chapter in having the gathering beyond Rome in Colombia, the International Commission of Brothers Today followed this example of moving from the centre, with having... (Read more)

04/05/2018: Guatemala
Vocational processes in América Central - First intercommunity meeting in Guatemala City

The brothers who work in the Marist works of Guatemala met on April 22 to share the life and walk of the province of América Central.

Brother Juan Antonio Sandoval, provincial councilor,... (Read more)

12/04/2018: Sri Lanka
First and final professions in Nebombo - Five new Brothers and final Profession of Br Jiji Dhasan

A beautiful blue Sri Lankan morning greeted the people who came to Maris Stella College, Negombo to witness the first profession of Brothers Hettiarachchige Pradeep (Sri Lanka), Wang Peng (China),... (Read more)

10/04/2018: Brazil
Brasil Sul-Amazonia province - Marist memories project

The second edition of the project Marist Memories: Stories of Love and Life was launched during an event that took place in Viamão, province of Brasil Sul-Amazonia. The meeting was... (Read more)

09/04/2018: Spain
“Being the face and hands of your tender mercy” - Thresholds spirituality course

Nine brothers of the provinces of Norandina, L’Hermitage, Compostela, América Central, Ibérica, Brasil Centro Sur and Santa María de los Andes have lived the Thresholds... (Read more)

05/04/2018: El Salvador
“Here I am Lord to do your will” - Perpetual Profession of Br René Montes

Brother René Montes, Salvadoran by birth and former student of that institution, made his perpetual vows on March 24 at the chapel of the Colegio Marista San Alfonso in El Salvador.

The... (Read more)

03/04/2018: General House
108 novices in the Institute - Novitiates of the Marist Brothers across the world

There are 11 novitiates in the Institute’s six regions: three in Africa, one in América Sur, three in the Arco Norte, two in Asia, one in Europe and one in the Pacific. There are now... (Read more)

30/03/2018: Australia
Calls of Pope Francis, discernment and accompaniment - Community Leaders gather at Mittagong

From March 15 – 18 March, over 30 Brothers from the province of Australia gathered at Mittagong for the annual Community Leaders’ Gathering.

In this year’s meeting, held... (Read more)

05/02/2018: General House
Ongoing formation programmes for 2018 - Brothers Today secretariat to hold five programmes

Five formation programmes are being organised for 2018 by the Brothers Today secretariat for middle aged and third age Brothers, each eight-weeks long.

· THRESHOLDS will be held... (Read more)

05/02/2018: Paraguay
Strengthening Religious Vocation - Meeting of Young Brothers of the América Sur Region

Young brothers from the region América Sur had a meeting in Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay, from Jan. 16 to 22 to strengthen the experience of the religious vocation.

The meeting, which... (Read more)

18/01/2018: General House
‘Hello – Goodbye’ at El Escorial - Marist Ongoing Formation Team

In 1967, the famous British band, The Beatles had a song called ‘Hello, Goodbye’. This was the case of saying welcome and farewell at the Marist Formation House at El Escorial, Spain,... (Read more)

09/11/2017: General House
The book “Brothers” reaches the community - Fourth volume of the History of the Institute?

The book “Brothers” is a gift of the Institute for the Marist Brothers on the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Institute’s foundation. Presented to the Institute during the General... (Read more)

01/09/2017: France
Living the Marist charism with the family of origin - Encounter of Brothers and parents at Hermitage

Sixteen Brothers of the provinces of Mediterránea and Compostela gathered in Hermitage, France, from Aug. 1 – 7 alongside their parents.

The objectives were to offer families... (Read more)

28/08/2017: Sri Lanka
Province of South Asia - A Retreat with a different note

The Marist Brothers of South Asian Province had their annual retreat done  from 13th to 19th of August at Monte Fano Retreat Centre at Ampitiya Kandy, 96km from Colombo the capital of Sri... (Read more)

25/08/2017: Philippines
Gathering of Young Brothers - Temporary Professed Brothers in Active Ministry

Fifteen young brothers of the Philippines gathered for a meeting for temporary professed brothers at the Province Center in General Santos City.

It was the first... (Read more)

11/08/2017: Italy
Open up to the light - ‘Amanecer’ programme: June 24 – Aug. 24

The programme 'Amanecer' course for Spanish and Portuguese speaking Brothers, aged 70 – 80, is taking place from June 24 – Aug. 24 in Manziana, Italy.

Brothers... (Read more)

08/08/2017: Kenya
African Marist Formation for a New Beginning - African Marist Gathering on Initial Formation - Nairobi 22-29 July 2017

Final conclusions - PDF

The opening ceremony of the African Marist... (Read more)

04/08/2017: Nigeria
Marist Spiritual Patrimony workshop in Orlu - 16 first year postulants receive workshop on St Marcellin Champagnat

The coordinator of the Marist Spiritual Patrimony of the Nigeria province gave a workshop to 16 first year postulants in Orlu, Nigeria, on the life of Saint Marcellin Champagnat.

Under... (Read more)

31/07/2017: Brazil
Brasil Centro-Sur Province - The theme of the retreat of brothers and laity is La Valla House of Light

Between July 19 and 25, about 25 brothers and laity gathered in the city of Rondinha, in the Santo André Retreat House, for the second edition of the retreat of brothers and lay people. Participants... (Read more)

24/07/2017: Kenya
I have carried you up on eagles wings - African Marist formation for a new beginning

“I have carried you up on eagles wings and  brought you here to myself.”... (Read more)

14/07/2017: Kenya
Province of East Central Africa - Bicentennial celebrations and final vows in Orore

24th June 2017 was Kenya's turn in the Province of East Central Africa to mark the provincial celebrations of the 200 years of the Marist Brothers in the world. Previous celebrations in this... (Read more)

12/07/2017: Sri Lanka
First Marist Novices from Timor Leste - Twelve Novices Initiated into the Novitiate at Tudella

On Saturday 24th June after a delay caused by new visa requirements, one week’s orientation program and a retreat, twelve new novices were initiated into the Marist International... (Read more)

10/07/2017: Portugal
First Profession in Vouzela - Br José Luís Rangel Carvalho

Brother José Luís Rangel Carvalho made his first vows on July 1 in Vouzela, Portugal.

Around 200 people, including Brothers, families and youth from... (Read more)

30/06/2017: France
L’Hermitage Province - First religious profession of Brother Than-Laurent Hua

Saturday, June 24, was a joyful day in Notre Dame de l’Hermitage: Brother Than-Laurent Hua made his first profession in the Institute of the Marist Brothers.

Brother Than-Laurent... (Read more)

27/06/2017: Ghana
First profession in Kumasi-novitiate - Nine Novices made their First Profession

Nine Novices made their First Profession on Saturday 17th June, 2017 in the Marist International Novitiate, Kumasi, Ghana. Seven from the District of West Africa, and Two from the Province... (Read more)

23/06/2017: Rwanda
East Central Africa province - Three Brothers make final vows during bicentenary feast

After the East Central Africa province decided to join the bicentenary celebrations of each country to professions and religious life anniversaries, Rwanda held its celebration on June 10 with three... (Read more)

22/06/2017: Angola
Br Lourenço Sapalo - Perpetual profession in Southern Africa province

On June 11, Brother Lourenço Sapalo, of the Southern Africa province, made his perpetual profession in Luanda, Angola. Superior provincial Brother Norbert... (Read more)

16/06/2017: General House
Keeping Alive the Institute’s Heritage - Annual meeting of the Institute’s Patrimony Commission

The Institute’s Patrimony Commission held its annual meeting in the General House during the week of 5th – 9th June. This week had been chosen for the meeting so... (Read more)

13/06/2017: Argentina
The life of religious Brothers - Encounter of Brothers in Lujan

Sixteen Brothers of the Cruz del Sur province aged 55 – 75 gathered in Lujan, Argentina, from May 25 – 27.

During these three days, participants analysed their own shadows... (Read more)

12/06/2017: Portugal
Marist Experience in Fatima - Celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Bairo group of 1966

A group of 50 people from the Marist Family of Portugal met in Fatima on June 2 and 3 having a double objective: 1) to reflect on the trends of the Institute as the XXII General Chapter is to be... (Read more)

26/05/2017: Philippines
East Asia Province - Seven Brothers make their profession in Cotabato

On May 22, the East Asia province welcomed the first profession of seven Brothers. Several religious, particularly Marist Sisters, took part in the celebration which was held at the Notre... (Read more)

19/05/2017: Canada
Les Trois Violettes, Montréal, Desbiens and Château-Richer - Provincial retreats in 2017

On the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institute, the Province of Canada invited Brother Hipólito Pérez, assistant director of the Brothers Today secretariat, to... (Read more)

19/05/2017: Philippines
Marist Community Living Experience - Vocational meeting in General Santos City

The Vocation Team from Philippines organized a gathering of young men called the “Marist Community Living Experience” held in General Santos City on April 28 to May 1, 2017. ... (Read more)

03/05/2017: Mexico
Perpetual vows of Brother Adán Cantú Solís - Indigenous ritual for a profession in the Mexico Central province

Brother Adán Cantú Solís, of the Mexico Central province celebrated his perpetual profession in San Miguel el Progreso, municipality of Malinaltepec on April 21 and... (Read more)

27/04/2017: South Korea
Final vows - Br. Paul Won, Seoul

Br. Paul Won, from the East Asia Province, professed his final vows as a Marist Brother on April 22, 2017 at the Korea-Japan Sector House in Seoul, Korea.  The Liturgy was presided... (Read more)

24/03/2017: Italy
Permanent Formation for middle-aged Brothers - “Senderos” programme in Manziana

The “Senderos” programme was launched on March 1 for a group of English speaking, middle-aged Brothers. Senderos, which is held in Manziana, Italy, will finish on May 26.

Fourteen... (Read more)

06/03/2017: General House
Marist Lives through the Lens - A book of living Marist portraits to be published in September

As part of this year’s bicentenary celebration, the Institute is launching a book at the General Chapter in September with photographs of Brothers and lay Marists around the world... (Read more)

17/02/2017: General House
8-14 February 2017 - Meeting of the International Commission of Brothers Today

The coloured buds in the trees and the warmer days are just some of signs of the coming Roman Spring which welcomed the members of the International Commission of Brothers Today to... (Read more)

17/02/2017: Colombia
Provincial to new novitiates: ‘fall in love with Jesus’ - Official entry to the interprovincial novitiate La Valla, Medellin

Six Colombians and two Brothers of the México Central Province officially entered the LaValla interprovincial novitiate in Medellin on Feb. 2.

The celebration... (Read more)

16/02/2017: Bolivia
New hearts for a new beginning - Formative itinerary of preparation for perpetual profession

Fourteen young brothers and three other brothers took part on Feb. 5 in the fourth formative itinerary for brothers who are preparing themselves for perpetual profession.
The animation... (Read more)

02/02/2017: General House
Perpetual Professions - Marists consecrate for life at the West Africa District and México Central Province

Brothers Celestine Tayu and Eric Kramo of the West Africa District made their professions in December, while Brother Pedro Cruz del Moral of the México Central Province made his... (Read more)

27/01/2017: Philippines
Take Heart. Towards a New Beginning - Perpetual profession of Brother Jonnel M. Sisneros

Brother Jonnel M. Sisneros made his final vows on Jan. 21 in General Santos City, the Philippines.

Provincial superior of East Asia, Brother Robert Teoh, received... (Read more)

26/01/2017: Philippines
‘John brings international Marist involvement and perspective’ - MAPAC gets new rector: Brother John Hazelman

Brother John Hazelman has been appointed as the new rector of the Marist Asian Pacific Center for a term of three years,... (Read more)

23/01/2017: Sri Lanka
Lavalla200> in Asia - Br Réal Sauvageau: “Our Call” lived in the International Tudella Novitiate

Brother Réal Sauvageau, of Canada, is one of the members of the first group of the Lavalla200> Project who was sent on mission in June last year. Five missionaries were assigned... (Read more)

23/12/2016: General House
Marist Vocation Animators for a New Beginning - Testimonies of the Marist Vocation Animators encounter

The Brothers Today Secretariat organised the meeting of Marist Vocation Animators, which took place at the general house from Nov. 10 - Dec. 14. Today’s bulletin is dedicated to... (Read more)

19/12/2016: General House
Being light in the world - Closure of ‘Marist Vocation Animators for a New Beginning’

One of the Institute’s most significant gatherings on vocations for both brothers and lay Marists ended on Dec. 14 after participants gathered for five weeks at the general house to discuss... (Read more)

16/12/2016: Italy
‘Take in the beauty,’ Br Stefano tells participants - Perpetual profession of Br Stefano Divina in Giugliano

Nearly 300 people gathered for the final vows of Brother Stefano Divina in Giugliano, Italy, on Dec. 8, coinciding with the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Teachers,... (Read more)

15/12/2016: Mexico
“Be firm and steadfast, for God is with you wherever you” (Joshua 1: 9) - Perpetual profession of Br Antonio Isidro Peralta Aragón

Brother Antonio Isidro Peralta Aragón, of the México Central Province, made his final vows in Mexico City at the ‘La Esperanza de María en la Resurrección... (Read more)

12/12/2016: Italy
3rd Age Program for English Speakers - 19 October - 16 December

The 3rd Age Program for English speakers is being held in Manziana.  It began on 19 October and will end on 16 December.  A total of 15 Brothers are participating... (Read more)

09/12/2016: Mozambique
We are Marist Brothers for the most disadvantaged - Religious professions in Mozambique
A big feast of Marist vocation was celebrated in Matola, Mozambique, on Dec. 3, namely the perpetual profession of native Brother Mario Sábado Valía and the first... (Read more)
07/12/2016: General House
Being marist spreads, but in community - Marist Vocation Animators for a new beginning (28 November - 4 December)

The fourth full week of the Vocational Animators Program has been... (Read more)

02/12/2016: General House
There is a flower ... I think it has tamed me ... - Marist Vocation Program 2016 - Week 3

-"Sure", said the fox.- "You are still no more to me than a child like a hundred thousand children. And I do not need you. And you do not need me either. I am no more to... (Read more)

29/11/2016: Nigeria
Professions in Nigeria Province - Three Brothers promise to follow the dream of Marcellin Champagnat in perpetuity

On Nov. 12, the Nigeria province celebrated the perpetual proffession of three brothers in Ejule. Brothers Michael Okutachi, Ocheme Anthony Ocheme and Edwin Abutu Abuche promised to be... (Read more)

28/11/2016: Malawi
Province of Southern Africa - Four Brothers commit their lives to God for life

On Nov. 12, four Marist Brothers committed their lives to God for life by the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The ceremony took place at Marist Secondary School in Dedza, Malawi.... (Read more)

17/11/2016: Philippines
Telling and listening to heart-warming stories - Temporary Professed Brothers in Active Ministry

Three times a year, the Temporary Professed Brothers in Active Ministry (TPBIAM) of Philippines get together as part of their formation. It is an opportunity for the young brothers to... (Read more)

16/11/2016: General House
Marists committed to the vocational future! - Programme of Marist Vocation Animators

Photos - FaceBook

The... (Read more)

15/11/2016: General House
Course “Amanecer” (Dawn or Daybreak) in Rome - The course of Spanish and Portuguese language for the Third Age has come to an end

The course for the Third Age in Spanish and Portuguese, for Brothers from 70 to 80 years of age, which was held from September 1 to October 31, has been finished. 

The... (Read more)

09/11/2016: Brazil
“Look now at the skies and count the stars” - I Interamerican Encounter of Marist Formators

The I Interamerican Encounter of Marist Formators took place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 in Curitiba, Brazil. The event’s theme was the provocation of God to Abraham “look now at the... (Read more)

28/10/2016: General House
Marist Vocation Animators for a New Beginning - Institute will hold an important vocational encounter for brothers and laity

Leaders and speakers will gather at the general house from Nov. 10 – Dec. 14 in what is expected to be one of the Institute’s most significant gatherings on vocations for both brothers... (Read more)

21/10/2016: Guatemala
Being a Brother: The biome of fraternity - 4th Seminary of the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious – CLAR

The Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious held its fourth Seminary of Religious Brothers in Guatemala from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. 

The topic... (Read more)

20/10/2016: Rwanda
1,000 participants attend the Eucharistic celebration - Br Félix Banam makes final vows in Rwanda

Around 1,000 people took part in the Eucharistic celebration during which Brother Félix Donald Banam made his final vows in Byimana, Rwanda, on Sept. 25.

Participants... (Read more)

17/10/2016: General House
Living experience at Manziana - Thresholds program

The Thresholds program, held at Manziana, ended on 12th October. It was for English-speaking Brothers, and began on 11th August. Twelve Brothers, from eleven different countries,... (Read more)

28/09/2016: General House
Thresholds and Amanecer - Formation courses now taking place in Italy and in Spain

Two formation courses are currently taking place simultaneously, one in Spain and in Italy (Thresholds), as well as a second one for third age brothers in Italy (Amanecer).

Thresholds... (Read more)

23/09/2016: Philippines
East Asia Province receives three new postulants - Three Filipinos discerning to become Brothers

James Ryan G. Billiones and John Demver J. Manansala, from General Santos City, and Jonhcar P. Claveria, from Antipas, all aspirants of the East Asia Province in the Philippines, were... (Read more)

08/09/2016: United States
Brother Brian Poulin Celebrates his Final Profession - United States Province

The Marist Brothers of the United States province celebrated the final profession of Brother Brian Poulin on Saturday, Aug. 27 during a liturgy at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, New York.

Br... (Read more)

02/09/2016: Spain
First exercises for the Marist family - Marist Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Laity participate in prayer exercises

This summer the branches of the Marist family gathered for the first time to take part in exercises from Aug. 21 – 27 at Los Molinos in the province of Madrid.

Brother... (Read more)

12/07/2016: Italy
New website for Vatican document on Brother’s Identity - Tutti Fratelli group launches resources for further reflection

On the last day of June, the ‘Tutti Fratelli’ group with members from various congregations of brothers, gathered at the General House of the Brothers of Christian Instructions to promote... (Read more)

08/07/2016: Ghana
Internacional Novitiate - First religious profession in Kumasi

On the 18th of June, 2016 ten Novices from Kumasi International Novitiate in Ghana made their First Religious Consecration. The profession ceremony took place at Sacred Heart... (Read more)

24/06/2016: Haiti
Marist Noviciate of Jérémie - First profession of three brothers

Brothers Dimmy, Mayliko and Louis Oscar made their consecration to God on 12 June in Haiti, deciding in this way to respond to the call of Jesus of being with Him and being sent to build... (Read more)

21/06/2016: Brazil
Brasil Sul-Amazônia Province - Perpetual Profession of Brothers Roger Perius and Ricardo Fermo

Two brothers of the Brasil Sul-Amazonia Province are living a very important experience for the occasion of their consecrated life through their perpetual profession in the Marist Institute... (Read more)

21/06/2016: General House
New Commission members officially take up office - The International Commission of Brothers Today meets to discuss upcoming activities

The new members of the International Commission of Brothers Today took up office during their meeting at the general house from June 9 – 15, aimed at discussing its objectives and... (Read more)

15/06/2016: Spain
Journeying the Marist way - Provincial Gathering – West Central Europe

“Journeying the Marist way” was the theme of the 2nd Provincial Gathering on Marist Education. About 50 Marists, Brothers and Lay Persons, from the five countries... (Read more)

25/05/2016: Philippines
I have loved you and you are mine - First professions in Tamontaka

Four young men chose the theme “I have loved you and you are mine (Jeremiah 31:3)” for their first profession of vows last May 20, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Novitiate,... (Read more)

24/05/2016: Colombia
Radically following Marcellin Champagnat - Perpetual profession of Brother Juan Pablo Gaviria Chindoy

Brother Juan Pablo Gaviria Chindoy made his perpetual profession within the Institute on May 14 in the Ibagué community in Tolima, Colombia.

Fathers Arturo Patiño... (Read more)

20/05/2016: Philippines
East Asia Province - New novices in the Immaculate Conception novitiate in Cotabato

Five young Marists began their novitiate in the Immaculate Conception novitiate on the feast of Pentecost, May 15, in the city of Cotabato, Philippines.

The parents... (Read more)

17/05/2016: Sri Lanka
Young Vine and Branches Growing into the Light - Seven new novices in Tudella

The chapel is cleaned and floral arrangements are in place.
The songs have been rehearsed.
The various procedures of the ceremony have been practised.
The guests... (Read more)

16/05/2016: Canada
Being a Marist Today - Provincial Assembly of Canada

The Province of Canada celebrated its provincial assembly on April 28 – 29. A group of brothers and laity spent time reflecting, sharing and agreeing on what it means to be a... (Read more)

12/05/2016: Paraguay
Cruz del Sur, Santa María de los Andes and Paraguay - Fourth Encounter of perpetual Brothers under the age of 57

Continuing with the dynamic of encounters of Brothers under the age of 57 of the Provinces of Cruz del Sur, Santa María de los Andes and of the Paraguay district, around 19 Brothers... (Read more)

13/04/2016: Rwanda
Africa Central-East - The Workshop of Young Brothers Preparing for Final Vows

Our Marist province of Africa Central-East (PACE), in its plan to prepare young brothers for final vows, organized a workshop of the young Brothers held in save from 20 to 24 March 2016.... (Read more)

12/04/2016: Sri Lanka
International Novitiate of Tudella - Marist Brothers make their first profession of vows

On Saturday 9th April five young men made their first profession as Marist Brothers at the Marist International Novitiate, Tudella, Ja Ela: Dulaj C. Fernando (Sri Lanka), Anthony Qummar... (Read more)

29/03/2016: General House
Community Animators participate in 2 month Formation Programme - 17 Spanish and Portuguese speaking brothers in El Escorial

Seventeen brothers are taking part in a programme for community animators from Feb. 18 – April 21 in El Escorial, Spain.

Brothers Ángel Medina, Joares Pinheiro... (Read more)

24/03/2016: Vanuatu
Marist presence grows in Melanesia - Perpetual profession of Br Elie Sangul

Brother Elie Sangul, of the District of Melanesia, made his perpetual profession on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu on Dec. 18.

Brother Jean Marie Batik, the district superior,... (Read more)

21/03/2016: Spain
Authority in the service of communion and mission - CONFER publishes full speech of Superior General

The magazine of CONFER, the Spanish Conference of Religious, has published the speech of superior general Brother Emili Turú during its 22nd general... (Read more)

21/03/2016: General House
Being a brother today: a story of grace - 10 Congregations of ‘Tutti Fratelli’ gather to discuss Vatican document

Ten congregations, who form part of the group “Tutti Fratelli,” or “All Brothers”, met at the general house of the Marist Brothers on March 14 to reflect on a Read more)

17/03/2016: General House
Community animators gather to learn from each other’s experiences - Brothers meet in Manziana and El Escorial for two months

Community animators are meeting in Spain and in Italy for two months as part of an initiative of the Brothers Today Secretariat.

“The purposes of this include:... (Read more)

15/03/2016: Nigeria
48 Brothers from 13 communities gather in Orlu - Nigeria Province celebrates end of Year of Consecrated Life

Although the official closure of the Year of Consecrated Life was on Feb. 2 at the Vatican, the Province of Nigeria formally ended it with a celebration on March 5. 

Forty-eight... (Read more)

25/02/2016: Brazil
Br João Paulo Aranhaga Vargas - Perpetual profession in Tabatinga

Br João Paulo Aranhaga Vargas, of the Brasil Sul-Amazônia Province, made his final consecration to the Institute on Feb. 14 in Tabatinga, Amazonas, in the Saint Marcellin... (Read more)

24/02/2016: Philippines
Eight Brothers discuss formation programmes - East Asia Province holds Annual Formators’ Forum to stay updated

East Asia held its Annual Formators’ Forum from Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 at the Marist School in Marikina, the Philippines, with the aim of updating each other on the current situation... (Read more)

19/02/2016: Guatemala
‘It’s an oasis to continue serving joyfully’ - Provincial Encounter of Community Animators 2016

Twenty-four Brothers, who are community animators of the América Central province, met from Feb. 5 – 7 for their annual meeting in Guatemala to discuss several topics and share their... (Read more)

14/02/2016: Colombia
Medellín group “Mother of the bare feet” - Official entrance to the interprovincial novitiate “La Valla”

Nine novices officially entered the community of the “La Valla” Interprovincial Novitiate of Medellín, Colombia, on Feb. 2. 

During the Eucharistic celebration,... (Read more)

12/02/2016: General House
Brothers Today looks at Colloquium results and prepares future work - Encounter of International Commission of Brothers Today

The International Commission of Brothers Today met at the General House to prepare this year’s programme for vocational animators.

The Commission’s five of 10 members,... (Read more)

10/02/2016: Cambodia
Communities should ‘favour life and support formators’ - Formators of district of Asia meet in Phnom Penh

Formators of the district of Asia gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from Jan. 25 – 29 to reflect on the formation of brothers in the six countries that make up the district: Thailand,... (Read more)

29/01/2016: Brazil
Debate on vocational ministry - Third vocational Marist school

The ‘Third vocational formation school’ promoted by the Brasil Centro-Norte province was celebrated from Jan. 18 – 22 in Ribeirão das Neves, Brazil. 

Seventy-two... (Read more)

14/01/2016: Australia
Superior General: ‘If not you, who? If not now, when?’ - Brothers gather in Australia to discuss Oceania Region challenges

Read the text of Br. Tony Leon | Gathering Proceedings PDF

Forty-eight... (Read more)

08/01/2016: Bolivia
Two Brothers make religious professions on Institute’s 199 anniversary - Santa María de los Andes Province receives first and final vows

Two Brothers made their religious professions in Bolivia on Jan. 2, the same day the Institute celebrated its 199th anniversary since its founding.

Provincial... (Read more)

30/12/2015: General House
Renewed webpages section - Brothers Today Secretariat

See here the Renewed webpages section

At this time of the year, after the festivity of Christmas, there... (Read more)

28/12/2015: Brazil
Course Charisma and Marist educational principles - Marist education course offered to the entire Institute by PUCPR

The Pontifical Catholic University of Curitiba, thanks to an initiative of the Network of Marist Universities offers a course in the Marist charism and educational principles. The first group began... (Read more)

24/12/2015: General House
Participants express gratitude, encouragement after two-month programme - Third age Marist and Marianist Brothers gathered from 11 countries

After a two-month course for elderly Brothers, which brought together English-speaking Marist and Marianist brothers from 11 countries at the general house in Rome, participants expressed... (Read more)

22/12/2015: General House
The Vatican publishes a document on the identity of the Religious Brother - The former secretary of the Superior General feels ‘greatly satisfied’

Read here the text: English | Read more)

18/12/2015: Colombia
Norandina Province - Profession of Br. Héctor Xavier Colala Troya

On December 5th, in Medellin, Br. Héctor Xavier Colala Troya, of the Norandina Province made his perpetual profession in the Marist Institute.  The vows were received by Br.... (Read more)

16/12/2015: Vatican
Church recognizes the identity of the religious Brother in a publication - Religious Brother is defined in writing for first time in Church history

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15/12/2015: Spain
Be Passionate, Consecrated Life! - Encounter of young religious in Salamanca, in the Year of Consecrated Life

From the 5 to 7 December, the encounter of young religious of Spain, organized by CONFER in the Year of Consecrated Life was held in Salamanca.  Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect ... (Read more)

11/12/2015: Mozambique
Marist charisma grows in Africa - Southern Africa: First Profession of Nine Novices

On Saturday 5 December, Brother Joseph Walton, Provincial Superior of the Province of Southern Africa, received the first vows of nine novices in the church of the parish of St Gabriel,... (Read more)

09/12/2015: Colombia
Perpetual profession in the Norandina Province - Br Hugo Alexander Tapia Bolaños makes his final vows

Brother Hugo Alexander Tapia Bolaños made his perpetual profession in a Eucharistic celebration on Nov. 28 in the parish of Santa Teresita of the Carmelite Fathers in the capital of Colombia. 

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18/11/2015: General House
Marist “foundation places” - English 3rd Age Pilgrimage to France

From November 2 to November 13, 2015 sixteen Marist Brothers making the English 3rd Age Program at the General House in Rome as well as the team of two Brothers and their Marianist... (Read more)

17/11/2015: Tanzania
Seeking a new beginning - Meeting of the Superiors of the Communities of the Province of Central-East Africa

Brother Antonio Ramalho and Ernesto Sánchez, General Councilors had an encounter of exchange and formation with the Superiors of the communities of Central-East Africa (PACE), as... (Read more)

13/11/2015: Brazil
The lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want - Brother Geandir Wermann makes his perpetual profession

Brother Geandir Wermann, of the Rio Grande do Sul Province made his perpetual profession on Nov. 1.

The celebration, which meant his definite entrance into the Marist... (Read more)

11/11/2015: Nigeria
Final vows in Nteje - Three Brothers made their Final Profession

Three Brothers made their Final Profession at Marist Comprehensive College, Nteje, on Saturday, 7th Nov, 2015, in Nigeria: Eucharistus Osuagwu, Linus Ihuoma, and Emmanuel Tyokor.

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06/11/2015: General House
One month ago… - Marist International Colloquium on Initial Formation

At the opening liturgy of the Marist International Colloquium on Initial Formation, each of the participants brought a small vessel... (Read more)

29/10/2015: Italy
Wherever consecrated persons are, there must always be joy - Encounter of Religious Brothers in Rome

“We are all Brothers” is the theme under which 133 religious Brothers from 21 male congregations gathered on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 24, at the general house of the Brothers... (Read more)

19/10/2015: France
Results of meeting on initial formation for Brothers will be published within a month - International Colloquium ends in France with final recommendations

Read more about the Colloquium

The results of a large encounter, which discussed possible changes to the initial... (Read more)

19/10/2015: India
Final Profession of Brother Malangmei - Talit, West Bengal

On September 7th Marist Brothers community in Talit welcomed our brothers and family members of Br. Malangmei along with our Candidates’ parents. We the community planned well for that day... (Read more)

16/10/2015: Italy
‘Presence of the Holy Spirit would be lost if elderly Brothers are forgotten’ - Course for elderly Spanish and Portuguese speaking Brother ends

After participating in a two-month programme in the Italian town of Manziana dedicated to elderly brothers, a Marist has stressed the importance of not forgetting those more advanced in... (Read more)

06/10/2015: Guatemala
Meeting promoted multiculturalism, internationality - 39 Brothers and Laity gather for the ‘Inter-American Encounter of Vocational Animation’

Thirty-nine Brothers and laity gathered in Guatemala City for the Inter-American Encounter of Vocational Animation from Sept. 16 – 20 under the theme ‘A vocational animation with a tent... (Read more)

15/09/2015: Haiti
Brothers consecrate themselves permanently to children & youth evangelisation - Perpetual Profession of Brothers Wilguins and Jean Mance

The perpetual profession of Brothers Wilguins François and Jean Mance Louis –Jeune     was celebrated to the beat of the Haitian drums in the Marist Novitiate in... (Read more)

14/09/2015: South Korea
Province of East Asia - Br. Il Nam makes final vows

Br. Anthony Il Nam Choi professed his final vows as a Marist Brother on August 29 at the Marist Education Center in Seoul. 

This very important day in the life... (Read more)

10/09/2015: Madagascar
Provincia marista de Madagascar - Revision of the Constitutions and Statutes

Marist Province of Madagascar took into serious consideration the request of the Review Committee of the Constitutions and Statutes. In fact, the traditional annual... (Read more)

01/09/2015: Italy
17 elderly Brothers meet in Italy - Brothers participate in the course ‘Amanecer 2015’ in Manziana

Seventeen elderly Brothers are participating in a course of spirituality in the small town of Manziana, close to Rome (Italy). 

Marists between 70 and 80 years of age,... (Read more)

07/08/2015: Canada
A new way of being a Brother today - Inter-provincial renewal course in Rawdon

On July 19 a summer session was begun in Rawdon, Canada, called Inter-Provincial Renewal Course (CIR).  The course was organized for Brothers from 40 to 60 years of age.  The six Administrative... (Read more)

05/08/2015: General House
23 young brothers will participate in programme to continue formation - Post Perpetual Gier Program will run from Aug. 13 – Sept. 20

Twenty-three brothers who have recently made their final vows will participate in a first of its kind, five-week programme in August to strengthen their vocation.

“It’s... (Read more)

27/07/2015: Kenya
24 young African brothers meet for the first time - Encounter in Kenya aims at preparing brothers for a new beginning

Twenty-four young African brothers gathered in Nairobi for the first time to meet with brothers of the general administration of Rome. 

“The main purpose of this... (Read more)

14/07/2015: Brazil
Heirs of a Promise, heirs of a prophecy - Marist Encounter of Young Brothers

From the 5th to the 10th of July, approximately fifty Brothers met in Porto Alegre in their third meeting as a Marist Encounter of young Brothers of Brazil. 

The Provincial... (Read more)

09/07/2015: General House
‘Searching together a new way of being brothers’ - Formators meet to discuss upcoming programmes

Eight brothers involved in two formation programmes held for three months in Spain and in Italy met to analyze its results and to plan new upcoming courses this year.

The formators... (Read more)

08/07/2015: Ghana
Eleven new Marist Brothers in Africa - First Religious Profession in Kumasi

On the 13th of June 2015, eleven young men from the Province of Nigeria and the District of West Africa made their first vows at the local parish situated not far away from the novitiate... (Read more)

28/05/2015: Bolivia
We give meaning to the experience of life - Meeting of Brothers aged up to 57 years (Cono Sur)

Twenty-two brothers of the Marist Provinces of Cono Sur (Cruz del Sur, Santa María de los Andes and the District of Paraguay) met in Santa Cruz del Sur (Bolivia) from April 22 – 25.

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08/05/2015: Italy
‘It’s fantastic, enriching, challenging,’ says Philippine Marist - Asian, African and Polynesian Marists gather in Italy

A Brother from the Philippines labelled a programme offered for middle-aged Marists in the Italian municipality of Manziana as ‘fantastic, enriching and challenging.’

“So... (Read more)

24/04/2015: Vatican
We need not confuse the crisis of quantity with the more serious crisis of quality - International Congress for Formators to Consecrated Life

As part of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Vatican held its inaugural International Congress for Formators to Consecrated Life in Rome from the 7 -11 April in Rome.

Amongst... (Read more)

20/03/2015: General House
United by the Gift of Being Brothers - Meeting of the commission of the the All Brothers group

Forty brothers from 25 countries and eight different religious institutes and who are dedicated to education, Slived an itinerary of shared... (Read more)

12/02/2015: General House
What is between Black and White? - International Commission of Brothers Today

One possible answer is ‘Grey’, the many tints of grey. Another answer can be ‘Colour’, the spectrum of colours, which exists within the visual range from Violet to Red. ... (Read more)

30/01/2015: Brazil
Brother Delvino Decezero - 26 years as missionary in Amazonia

Delvino Decezero is a Marist Brother who spent 26 years as a missionary in the District of Amazonia. He returned to the Province of Rio Grande do Sul at the end of 2014. In this interview, conducted... (Read more)

15/01/2015: Brazil
Marist province of Brasil Centro-Norte - Perpetual profession of brothers

On December 20, 2014, Br. Wellington Medeiros, provincial of the Marist Province of Brazil Centro-Norte, delegate of Brother Superior general, Br. Emili Turú, received the Brothers Maicon Donizete,... (Read more)

13/01/2015: Philippines
Province East Asia - Temporary Professed Brothers

13 Temporary Professed Brothers in Active Ministry of the East Asia Province had their second gathering on November 2014 in Tamontaka, Philippines. During the apostolic year, three gatherings are scheduled.... (Read more)

15/12/2014: Nigeria
Province of Nigeria - Final Profession of Four Brothers

Four Brothers in the Province of Nigeria made their Final Profession at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu-Nigeria on Saturday 15th November, 2014. The Eucharistic Celebration was presided by the Catholic... (Read more)

11/12/2014: Brazil
Here I am, Lord - Five new Brothers in Brasil

With the motto "Here I am, Lord, a Brother among brothers” and in the presence of hundreds of relatives, friends, Brothers, lay people and religious of other congregations, five novices... (Read more)

24/10/2014: South Korea
Province of East Asia - Br. Damaso makes final vows

Br. Damaso Chun professed his final vows as a Marist Brother on October 11, 2014 at the Korea-Japan Sector House in Seoul.  The liturgy, which started at 11:00 in the morning, was presided over... (Read more)

22/10/2014: Pakistan
Province of South Asia - Final Religious Profession of Br. Biniamine Masih (Ben)

Let the little children come to me was the main theme of the Final Profession of Br. Bininamine Masih, commonly known and called as Br. Ben, in Pakistan – Peshawar City, last 11th... (Read more)

20/10/2014: Spain
Brothers Formators for a New World - Chronicle of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

It is interesting to watch a blacksmith heat up the cold iron in the fire of the forge until it is red hot, converting it into a soft, malleable metal, ready and available to be changed, by the blacksmith’s... (Read more)

15/10/2014: Brazil
Province of Rio Grande do Sul - Brothers Gérson Dresch and Manuir Mentges make final profession

After a journey of almost two decades, Gérson Dresch, 29, and Manuir Mentges, 31, of the Provínce of Rio Grande do Sul, celebrated their definitive consecration through the profession... (Read more)

10/10/2014: United States
Living Well: Healthy, Holistic, Hopeful and Holy - USA Directors’ Weekend

From across the country the Directors/Superiors of our Marist communities of the Province of the United States travelled for a weekend workshop to support one another in both the gifts and challenges... (Read more)

09/10/2014: Germany
Province of West Central Europe - Marist Centenary in Germany 1914 – 2014

The year 1914 is the foundation of the Marists in Germany. The jubilee that we celebrate this year brings together many friends: Marist Brothers, Lay Marists, co-workers and young people with whom... (Read more)

08/10/2014: Bolivia
Inter-American Conference of Provincials - Formation program in preparation for Perpetual profession

At the invitation of Br Horacio Bustos (Provincial of Cruz del Sur and member of the Permanent Council CIAP), the brothers forming part of the Animation Team of the Formation Program 2015 met... (Read more)

07/10/2014: Philippines
Province of East Asia - Temporary Professed Brothers in Active Ministry

Part of the Initial Formation Program of the Province of East Asia is what we call the TPBIAM, which stands for Temporary Professed Brothers in Active Ministry. This program aims that the... (Read more)

06/10/2014: Argentina
Province of Cruz del Sur - Meeting of Brothers from 58 - 75 years of age

A group of 15 Brothers of the Province of Cruz del Sur gathered from 16 to 18 September in the House of Spiritual Exercises of Córdoba, founded by Blessed José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero,... (Read more)

06/10/2014: Germany
Present situation and future mission - Assembly of German Brothers

The German Brothers gathered in Furth on Saturday 13th September to discuss the present situation in Germany as well as the future mission. This was the first such meeting of the German Brothers and... (Read more)

03/10/2014: Brazil
Study laboratory on the life, spirituality and work of Brother François Rivat - The Institute Science and Faith of PUCPR and the Sector of Consecrated Life and Laity of PMBCS

In August, the Science and Faith Study Laboratory of PUCPR (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - Curitiba) began its work in collaboration with the Sector of Consecrated... (Read more)

26/09/2014: General House
The utopia of dawn in the evening of life - Third Age Course in Spanish and Portuguese

This group of 23 Brothers are beginning to live the utopia of dawn in the evening of life. We started it this week in the General House on 15 September. The human utopia is achievable by the power... (Read more)

23/09/2014: Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Province of East Central Africa - Perpetual profession in Bobandana

On 10 August, the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven was celebrated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Bobandana, five Brothers of the province of East Central Africa made... (Read more)

18/09/2014: Italy
A new form of being brother - French language Third Age Course

A formation session in the French language is being held in Rome for Brothers of the third age. It began on 1 September and will end on 31 October 2014. There are 22 participants, religious between... (Read more)

12/09/2014: Spain
Brothers Today - European retreat in Valladolid

The European Marist Retreat was held in the Champagnat Marist house of Valladolid, from 28 July to 3 August this year. The total attending numbered 42, coming from the various Provinces of Europe:... (Read more)

22/07/2014: Brazil
Marist Connection - Vocations Meeting in the Province of Brasil Centro-Sul

From 30/06 to 03/07, we gathered at Itapejara del Oeste, with 21 youth of 2nd and 3rd year secondary to accompany adolescents and young men showing an interest in knowing about... (Read more)

22/07/2014: Argentina
Marist Vocations Animation in Cruz del Sur - Youth Vocation Groups and Strengthening of the Lay Marist Vocation

On 7 July, representatives of the Marist Province of Cruz del Sur gathered to make a start on two new projects of the Marist Vocations Animation team: Youth vocation Groups and Strengthening of the... (Read more)

21/07/2014: Ghana
Six Brothers made their First Religious Profession - Novitiate of Kumasi

Six Brothers made their First Religious Profession in Sacred Heart Parish, Trede in Obuasi Diocese Ghana. In attendance were Archbishop Gabriel Anokye the Archbishop of Kumasi Archdiocese, Archbishop... (Read more)

17/07/2014: Brazil
National Meeting of Animators of Vocations - Marist Union of Brasil

The Commission for the Consecrated Life of the Marist Union  of Brasil / UMBRASIL is organising the National Meeting of Animators of Vocations, to be held from 4 to 8 August in Ribeirao das Neves,... (Read more)

09/07/2014: General House
Commission of the Marist Spiritual Patrimony - Annual session in the General House

The Commission of the Marist Spiritual Patrimony held its annual session in the General House from 16 to 20 June. 

Brother Michel Morel recalls the role of the commission in the... (Read more)

08/07/2014: Ecuador
Br Emiliano García Llamas, 100 years old - Province of Norandina

Brother Emiliano was born in Cuadros, León, Spain, on 24 June 1914. He began his vocational journey in Marist life in 1927, at the age of 13, when he entered the Juniorate in Venta de Baños,... (Read more)

23/06/2014: Pakistan
Champagnat Presence in Peshawar - St. Mary’s High School

St. Mary’s High School, Peshawar (Pakistan) has been in existence for more than 50 years. Marist Brothers have been administering the school close to 30 years. It is a big school and predominantly... (Read more)

29/05/2014: General House
Secretariat Brothers Today - Second meeting of the International Commission

The International Commission for the Secretariat Brothers Today had its second meeting at the General House from 8th May to 14th May 2014. The group is composed by Br. César... (Read more)

27/05/2014: Australia
Citizen on the Year Award - Br. Harry Prout

Recently the Banyule City Council in Melbourne, Australia, held its Volunteer Awards Evening involving a Dinner attended by over 400 people. There is a range of categories of awards and this year,... (Read more)

23/05/2014: Venezuela
Assembly of the Brothers of Venezuela - Los Teques, 15 to 17 May 2014

31 brothers assembled in Los Teques, from 15 to 17 May 2014, with the objective of sharing life as brothers, reflecting on our situation (past – present – future), broadening our horizons,... (Read more)

16/05/2014: Peru
Inter-American Conference of Provincials - Meeting of Commission of Brothers Today

The first meeting of the Commission of Brothers Today was held in the Marist Residence of the Province of Santa María de Los Andes in Lima from 30 April to 3 May. It was called by Br Libardo... (Read more)

30/04/2014: Australia
Marist Oceania Council - Meeting at Varroville, NSW - 15-16 April 2014

The Oceania Council meeting took place at Varroville, Australia, on 16’16 April. The Council has been operating in its present form since... (Read more)

29/04/2014: Australia
Province of Australia - Community Leaders Conference

The 31 Community Leaders of the Province of Australia gathered at Mittagong on 13 March for their annual gathering. The programme was varied: Michael and Ryan from the MLF team presented the #Serve... (Read more)

17/04/2014: United States
The religious life - Interview with Br. Sean Sammon

Br. Sean Sammon was the Superior General of the Institute from 2001 to 2009. Now he lives in New York. In March, Br Sean Sammon gave an interview to Sr. Camille D’Arienzo published in the National... (Read more)

07/04/2014: Spain
Like Fertile Rain Soaking the Earth - Brother Formators for a New World

Chronicle from the formators course that is being held in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, presenting several experiences they lived in March, with the support and presence of several lecturers.

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23/03/2014: Haiti
Evangelizing Haitian Children and Young People - Sharing about a visit to Haiti

In February, Brothers Eduardo Navarro (Provincial of Western Mexico) and Agustín Acevedo (Provincial Councilor) visited the Marists in Haiti. The following is an account written by BrotherRead more)

03/04/2014: Belgium
Focus on mission - 3rd Assembly of Belgian Brothers

On the 22nd March the Belgian Brothers were welcomed in our house in Habay for an Assembly that involved listening to each other and reflecting together on what constitutes our life today and how we... (Read more)

02/04/2014: Cuba
Communities rejuvenated - Intercommunity Meeting in Cuba

The communities of Jesús, María of La Habana and Buenavista of Cienfuegos met on 2 March for the purpose of the visit made by Brother Luis Carlos, Provincial of América Central,... (Read more)

28/03/2014: France
Responding to Marcellin’s call - Meeting with the Vocation Team of France

We are three brothers (André Deculty, Gabriel Villa Réal,... (Read more)

26/03/2014: Australia
Administrative Units of Oceania - Oceania Partnership Commission Meeting

The Oceania Partnership Commission recently met for a two-day meeting (4 & 5 March) in Sydney, Australia, to reflect on ways to continue to grow Marist life in the region. The Commission members... (Read more)

25/03/2014: General House
To be Brothers Today - Logo for the ‘BrothersToday’ Secretariat

 With so many cultures at the General House in Rome, each day begins with the echoes of various morning greetings: “Buenos Días”  “Buongiorno”... (Read more)

24/03/2014: Italy
Testimony of Br. Saul Placious - Program for the Formators brothers for a new world in Manziana

We present here a testimony of Br. Saul Placious, from India (Prov. South Asia), who is taking part in the “Brother Formators for a New World” in English at Manziana.

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Living... (Read more)

05/03/2014: Spain
Brother formators for a new world - San Lorenzo de El Escorial, January-February 2014

Interculturality, small fraternities, availability, meditation, Brothers of the Congregation, new way of being Brother, blue week, communion, Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking, personal life project….... (Read more)

24/02/2014: Brazil
Animation of vocations and initial formation - Meeting of the Sub-commission of Brothers today of America

The members of the Sub-commission of Brothers Today for America met from 3 to 7 February in Brasilia. The group continued its work of accompaniment of the courses of action of... (Read more)

19/02/2014: Brazil
Marist Province of Brazil Centro-Norte - Vocational Animators Course

The awakening of a vocational culture in consecrated religious life was the topic of the five-day Vocational Animators Course, which took place from January 20 to 24 at Holy Trinity House in Belo Horizonte/MG.... (Read more)

17/02/2014: Colombia
A joyful step - From the novitiate of “La Valla” in Medellín, Colombia

On 22 January, Milton Pardo, from Las Mesas-Nariño, Héctor Tusarma from Armenia-Quindío and Rolando Vega from Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica, arrived at the novitiate house of “La... (Read more)

13/02/2014: Brazil
Vocational Accompaniment - Pre-postulants from the Province of Brazil Centro-Norte

“It is the rite of passage from vocational accompaniment to Marist initial formation”. This is how Brother Márcio Henrique da Costa, in the Province of Brazil Centro-Norte, defines... (Read more)

13/02/2014: United States
Novitiate in Esopus - New novices from USA and Australia

On 2 February 2014, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, three Postulants entered the Novitiate in Esopus, NY (USA) during the celebration of the Eucharist and the Rite of Initiation into The... (Read more)

03/02/2014: Chad
God calls whom he wants, when he wants and how he wants - Perpetual Profession

 Between December 2013 and January 2014, the Marist District of West Africa witnessed with great joy the final profession of 6 young Brothers: Augustine Teye Naatey (Ghana) on the 21st  of... (Read more)

02/02/2014: General House
Consecrated Life - Year of Consecrated Life set for 2015

(Vatican Radio) The Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Cardinal João Braz De Aviz held a press conference on Friday to announce the... (Read more)

24/01/2014: Mexico
Among the young and also at home! - Provincial Retreat of México Occidental

From 25 to 30 December, the Brothers of the Province of México Occidental held their retreat in the house of Loma Bonita. Although the days were quite cool from the prolonged rains in the city,... (Read more)

23/01/2014: Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Br Jerome N’Sanda - Final Profession in Bobandana

It was on Saturday 14th December 2013 that Brother Jerome N’Sanda Otchinga made his final profession. The ceremony was graced by his Lordship Theophile Kaboy, Bishop of... (Read more)

20/01/2014: Kenya
Marist International University College - Graduation of 26 Brothers in Nairobi

On the 6th of December 2013, Marist International University College witnessed the graduation of 26 Brothers and 2 Sisters. These freshly baked Catechists graduated with a Diploma in... (Read more)

16/01/2014: Uruguay
1934 - 2014 - Eighty Years of Marist Presence in Uruguay

On December 8, 2013 – accompanied by Brother Provincial, Horacio José María Bustos, and two General Councilors, Brothers Eugène Kabanguka and Josep Maria Soteras –... (Read more)

10/01/2014: General House
Brother Formators for a New World - Interview with Br Angel Medina, director of the El Escorial team

Among the ongoing formation programmes, our houses of Manziana and the Escorial are conducting a special one throughout 2014 for qualifying and preparing Brother formators for the initial stages of... (Read more)

07/01/2014: Rwanda
Marist Novitiate of Save - Admission to the novitiate of 3 novices of the province of Madagascar

The community of the Marist novitiate of Save, Rwanda, has had once more occasion to give glory to God for his blessings by sending more young men to continue the Marist mission in Africa and the world.... (Read more)

06/01/2014: Australia
www.maristvocations.com - Marist Vocations Website goes Live

One of the major goals the Vocations team set for itself this year was to create a dedicated vocations website to promote our Brothers’ way of life to young people. We're pleased to announce... (Read more)

04/01/2014: Brazil
Province of Brasil Centro-Norte - Perpetual profession of Brother Edvaldo Ferreira

Brother Edvaldo Ferreira celebrated his perpetual profession on 14 December, in the parish of Santa Teresinha, in Bacabal, Maranhão, in the presence of his parents, friends and confrères... (Read more)

02/01/2014: Guatemala
Awaken the Dawn: Prophets and Mystics for our People - Provincial Chapter of the Province of Central America

The XIV Provincial Chapter of the Province of Central America, held in Guatemala from December 12 to 17, counted with 32 capitulants lead by Brother Provincial and accompanied by Brother Eugène... (Read more)

31/12/2013: Mozambique
Province of Southern Africa - First profession in Matola

Smiling faces of the newly professed Brothers before the entrance of Saint Gabriel Parish, Matola, Maputo Archdiocese, Mozambique. From your left you see Brother Misheck(Malawi), followed by Boston(Zambia),... (Read more)

28/12/2013: General House
Brothers formators for a new world - Interview with Brother Dennis Cooper

Among the ongoing formation programmes, our houses of Manziana and the Escorial are offering a special programme in 2014 for the qualification and preparation of Brother formators for the stages of... (Read more)

23/12/2013: Germany
Marist Europe - Meetings of the European Provincial Councils and the C.E.M.

The five European Provincial Councils meet together every two years. These meetings provide an opportunity for the various members of Provincial Councils to get to know each other better and to discuss... (Read more)

20/12/2013: East Timor
Marist vocations - Marist presence in East Timor

The Marist presence in East Timor has seen significant developments during 2013. Recently we accepted three young men to begin their novitiate in 2014. This will be in Sri Lanka, starting in June with... (Read more)

16/12/2013: Brazil
Interprovincial Novitiate of Passo Fundo - First professions

On 8 December, five Brothers of the Province of Brésil Centro-Norte, four of Brésil Centro-Sul and one from Rio Grande do Sul, made their first profession in the interprovincial novitiate... (Read more)

16/12/2013: New Zealand
Restructuring in Oceania - Inauguration of the District of the Pacific

On 15 December, the District of the Pacific was born during its first Chapter. The new district is composed of the Brothers and works which were part of the old Province of New Zealand and includes... (Read more)

12/12/2013: Philippines
To be prophets and mystics like Mary - Provincial Chapter of the Province of « East Asia »

From 4 to 8 December, in Marikina City, in the Philippines, the Province of « East Asia » held its third Provincial Chapter. The theme was « To be prophets and mystics... (Read more)

12/12/2013: Brazil
Interprovincial Novitiate of Passo Fundo - The Group from UMBRASIL visit the Interprovincial Novitiate

The Commission of Consecrated Life and Laity (VCL) of the Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) visited the  Interprovincial Novitiate of Marist Brasil at Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul on 8 November,... (Read more)

11/12/2013: Mexico
Province of Mexico Occidental - Province meeting on vocations ministry

On 7 November, we met at the Marist University of Guadalajara in order to travel together to La Chona where our meeting was to be held. On arrival, we found waiting for us those in charge of the provincial... (Read more)

10/12/2013: Brazil
Province of Rio Grande do Sul - Perpetual profession of Brother Diego Lunkes

Brother Diego Lunkes made his perpetual profession on 3 November. The ceremony took place in the town of Harmonia, in the presence of his family, Marist Brothers, collaborators and friends. The VettorArte... (Read more)

07/12/2013: Canada
Province of Canada - Marist Forum and 5th Provincial Chapter

A weekend during which we took important steps on the approach to the new land of the Marist   Province of Québec-Canada. This was 8, 9 and 10 November at the House of the Madonna,... (Read more)

01/12/2013: Belgium
Province of West Central Europe - Assembly of the Brothers in Belgium

On the 19th October the brothers in Belgium held their second Assembly at the "Unity" Centre at Rotselaar (Louvain), which is run by the Focolare movement. The goal of this day was to continue... (Read more)

27/11/2013: Mexico
To make our heart at home, to share life, to be like Marcellin - Meeting of young Brothers under 40 and Provincial Council of México Occidental

Within the framework of the process of institutional reinforcement of the Marist province of México Occidental, 17 young Brothers under the age of 40 met in the Villa Marista of Chapala, Jalisco,... (Read more)

26/11/2013: Nigeria
Province of Nigeria - Perpetual profession of seven brothers at Orlu

Seven Brothers of the Marist Province of Nigeria made their final profession on Saturday 9th November, 2013 at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Nigeria. The Brothers were: Jude Anani, Marcel Onwuasoeze,... (Read more)

24/11/2013: Brazil
Marist Meeting on Mission and Management - Marist Brasil evaluates trends and prospects for education

The Marist Meeting on Mission and Management took place at PUCRS. It was held by the Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) which evaluates the different national and international programmes, trends and... (Read more)

23/11/2013: Germany
Province of West Central Europe - Meeting in Schönstatt

During the week-end of 25th till 27th October our Province had the pleasure of welcoming our Superior General, Brother Emili Turú, who spoke to us about his circular, He gave us the... (Read more)

21/11/2013: Brazil
Campaign - The Province of Brasil Centro-Sul wins the Prize for Communicaton

The Province of Brasil Centro-Sul (Marist Group) has won an important Prize (Aberje 2013) thanks to its campaign #êtrefrèremariste, granted by the Brazilian Association for Business Communication... (Read more)

19/11/2013: Belgium
Retreat and - News of two meetings in Habay

From 16th till 20th September the retreat that was led by Brother Alain Delorme took place in Habay. The theme was, "Our Constitutions", and there was a particular focus on Chapter 2, Consecration.

Brother... (Read more)

15/11/2013: Brazil
Reflection, sharing and work - Meeting of the Superior Council of UMBRASIL

The Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) welcomed the members of the Superior Council in Brasilia on 23 and 24 October. Several important topics were discussed during the meeting. Among them must be noted... (Read more)

12/11/2013: Italy
Course for English-Speaking Brothers 2013 - Third Age Renewal Program at Manziana

On 17th October fifteen Brothers and one Marianist priest gathered at Manziana to begin their two-month renewal course. The house was well-prepared and very comfortable and we settled in... (Read more)

10/11/2013: United States
Lavalla Weekend - Marist Brothers’ Center at Esopus

Working to recapture the spirit and excitement of the early days of the Institute, young people and adults, young and old, journeyed to the Marist Brothers’ Center at Esopus during the weekend... (Read more)

09/11/2013: Spain
Concrete Paths of Action - European Vocation Team

On October 7 we had our first meeting, at the novitiate in Sevilla. Present were one delegate from each Province, Br. César Rojas from Brothers Today, and the Master of Novices, Ernesto Tendero.

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04/11/2013: Costa Rica
We dream of new ways for Marist life - II Inter-community meeting

How much time does it take to travel from Alajuela to Los Chiles and vice-versa ? It depends on the traffic, if one goes by bus or private car, if it is raining, if one leaves in the morning or... (Read more)

02/11/2013: Brazil
Br. James Pinheiro dos Santos - Interview with the members of The International Commission Brothers Today

The International Commission Brothers Today met in Rome in July. On this occasion, we spoke with some of its members. We present today a conversation with Br. James Pinheiro dos Santos, from the Province... (Read more)

30/10/2013: Spain
Institute of Marist Studies - Days of Solidarity and Volunteer Service

It is the University which wishes to play a leading role in human development, in order to “build a more just and participative society through volunteer service, co-operation and work in the... (Read more)

29/10/2013: Solomon Islands
Brothers Today - Interview with Br Jean-Marie Batick

The International Commission Brothers Today met in Rome from 4 to 11 July. On this occasion, we spoke with some of its members. We present today a conversation with Br Jean-Marie Batick, of... (Read more)

24/10/2013: Kenya
Albert Nzabonaliba - Interview with members of the International Commission of Brothers Today

The International Commission Brothers Today met in Rome from 4 to 11 July. On this occasion, we spoke with some of its members. We present today a conversation with Br Albert Nzabonaliba, of the Province... (Read more)

24/10/2013: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » - Young Brothers meet in Belo Horizonte

The Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » organised the second meeting for young brothers from 11 to 13 October, in Belo Horizonte. The topic chosen was « Religious ... (Read more)

23/10/2013: Cuba
“New” communities - Inter-community meeting of Marist Cuba

 13 September 2013 was the day chosen to hold the inter-community meeting of the Marist communities committed to making Jesus and his Kingdom present on this beautiful island: the Pearl of the... (Read more)

22/10/2013: General House
With the ancient is wisdom - Meeting of coordinators of Third Age formation programs in Rome

Awakening the dawn ... new ways of being Brother ... new ways of being in mission ... the call to be mystic and prophet for today’s world ...  so many themes call for our attention. How... (Read more)

12/10/2013: Guatemala
Presence and Identity - Second Intercommunity Meeting

On 25 August, in the Residencia Champagnat (home of our retired brothers, giving witness to many lives given for the good of our Province), the brothers and sisters working in the Marist works of Guatemala... (Read more)

10/10/2013: Venezuela
Itinerary of personal conversion - Meeting of the Brothers of Venezuela

The Brothers of Venezuela gathered on 11 and 12 September 2013 in the Marist formation house of « Los Teques », to follow the itinerary of personal conversion « On... (Read more)

10/10/2013: Italy
Course for Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking Brothers of the third age - « Amanecer » Session – Manziana

These lines are a follow-up to previous information about the « Amancer » programme held at Manziana from 1August to 29 September. Manziana is a little town, situated 60 km from... (Read more)

25/09/2013: Fiji
125 year of Marist presence in Fiji - Retreat of Brothers and Lay Champagnat Marists

The Brothers of Fiji celebrate their retreat and were joined on by a number of Lay Champagnat Marists. The first Brother arrived in Fiji in 1888 to open their first school.  2013 marks the 125th... (Read more)

22/09/2013: United States
Brothers Today - Interview with Br Dan O’Riordan

The International Commission Brothers Today met in Rome from 4 to 11 July. On this occasion, we spoke with some of its members. We present today a conversation with Br Dan O’Riordan,... (Read more)

21/09/2013: Brazil
Dreams, concerns and life paths in Amazonia - Forum of the District of Amazonia

The Marist District of Amazonia held its Assembly in Porto Velho, from 8 to 10 August 2013. The theme was : « We Marist Brothers wish to affirm our ‘dreams’, concerns and... (Read more)

19/09/2013: Ireland
Province of West Central Europe - Inauguration of renovated community in Moyle Park, Dublin

On Monday, 19th August the brothers in Ireland gathered in Moyle Park, Dublin, to inaugurate the refurbished community house at Moyle Park College. The work began in October 2012, and the community... (Read more)

13/08/2013: Spain
Marists on the road! - 4th Provincial Chapter of the Hermitage

The Monastery of Les Avellanes (Lleida) gathered 52 chapter members and six lay Marists (three women and three men) who came from France, Greece, Hungary, Algeria, Switzerland and Catalonia, a mixture... (Read more)

12/08/2013: General House
Marist witnesses to the faith - Marists martyred in Spain

Sixty-eight Marists who were martyred in Spain – 66 brothers and 2 laymen – will be beatified in Tarragona, Spain, on October 13. These Marists are part of the canonization cause known... (Read more)

10/08/2013: Bolivia
Marists in communion, new face of the Charism - Provincial Assembly - Prov. Santa María de los Andes

The Province of Santa María de los Andes – echoing the call from the XXI General Chapter to “go in haste to a new land” – gathered brothers and lay Marists in the Provincial... (Read more)

08/08/2013: Australia
Brothers Today - Interview with Br. Tony Leon

The International Commission Brothers Today met in Rome from 4 to 11 July. On this occasion, we spoke with some of its members. We present today a conversation with Br Tony Leon,... (Read more)

29/07/2013: General House
Brothers Today - First meeting of the International Commission for the Secretariat Brothers Today

The first meeting of the International Commission for the Secretariat Brothers Today met at the Generalate in Rome from July 4th – 10th. The 10 brothers serving on the commission... (Read more)

24/07/2013: General House
Ten Years of the Patrimony Commission - International Commission for the Marist Spiritual Patrimony

When it met at the General House in the last week of June, the International Commission for the Marist Spiritual Patrimony marked the tenth anniversary of its work for the Institute.  The Commission... (Read more)

08/07/2013: Cuba
Sharing on our journey - Chronicle of the community meeting

On Monday 28 May, the Marist Brothers of the Cuba project met in Cienfuegos with Brother Antonio Peralta, provincial of Santa María de los Andes and our Brother provincial Hipólito Pérez.... (Read more)

04/07/2013: Guatemala
We are no longer Brothers…, but we have never stopped being « Marists » ! - Meeting of former Marist Brothers

Folowing an invitation from the Br Provincial Br José A. Alonso, on Sunday 16 June, we former Marist Brothers living in Guatemala found ourselves once more in the former Marist University Residence... (Read more)

02/07/2013: United States
Province of United States - Year of Marist Vocations

On June 16, the Year of Marist Vocations in the United States has begun with Foundation Stones, a weeklong experience in Esopus, New York,  for juniors and seniors at Marist schools throughout... (Read more)

01/07/2013: Canada
Province of Canada - Celebration of jubilees at Château-Richer

On 8 June, the community of Mont Champagnat welcomed families, friends and colleagues to a eucharistic celebration in honour of eleven Marist Brothers and a Marist Father, the chaplain of Château-Richer.... (Read more)

23/06/2013: Nicaragua
College San Francisco - Celebration of 6 June in Estelí

The college San Francisco of Estelí (Nicaragua) was filled with joy on the occasion of the feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat. The pupils prepared beautiful wall paintings relating to Saint... (Read more)

22/06/2013: Guatemala
Sharing life and reflection - Inter-community meeting

On 19 May, an inter-community meeting of Brothers took place in the Guatemala High School, under the presidency of Br Hipólito Pérez, provincial.

It opened with a prayer to the... (Read more)

20/06/2013: Cuba
« All the dioceses enter into our plans… » - The parish of Tulipán

When Marcellin wrote, in his letter of 15 February 1837 to Mgr Philibert de Brouillard, Bishop of Grenoble : « All the dioceses of the world enter into our plans »... (Read more)

19/06/2013: Brazil
Jubilee of Marist life - Celebration of jubilarians in Curitiba

On 9 June, the communities of Curitiba, Fazenda Rio Grande and Ponta Grossa came together with many lay persons and relations to celebrate the religious life jubilees of Brothers Celedônio (70... (Read more)

12/06/2013: El Salvador
Intercommunity Reunion - 25 years of Marist presence in Ateos

On 18 May, with the date of the birth of Saint Marcellin Champagnat close, the Intercommunity Reunion of el Salvador was held in the School of Ateos, the « Complejo Educativo Católico... (Read more)

11/06/2013: Canada
The new relationship between brothers and laity - Meeting of the Inter-American Network of Spirituality

The 8th Meeting of the Inter-American Network of Spirituality brought together representatives of the Provinces of the Americas from 18 to 24 May, in Montréal, Canada, to study and... (Read more)

31/05/2013: General House
fms Studia - «The Rule of the Founder, its sources and its evolution»

The collection fms Studia is publishing its second volume: «The Rule of the Founder, its sources and its evolution». About 500 pages. Written by Br Pedro Herreros, the Spanish... (Read more)

31/05/2013: United States
Province of the United States of America - National Gathering of School/Ministry Governance Leaders

On Saturday, April 27, the presidents and board leaders of Marist-owned and Marist-sponsored apostolic works met for a full-day conference at Marist High School in Bayonne, New Jersey. In addition... (Read more)

28/05/2013: Rwanda
Province of Central East Africa - A second fire at Byimana

On Monday 20 May 2013, around 7.45 pm, a new fire broke out in the School of Sciences of Byimana. The alarm was given at the moment all the students were gathered in the refectory for the evening meal.... (Read more)

17/05/2013: Spain
Towards a renewal of our communities - Brothers Today European Commission

On Saturday, May 4th, the Brothers Today European Commission met in Barcelona, coordinated by Br. Antonio Leal (Compostela) and a brother representing each of the provinces: Juan Carlos... (Read more)

03/05/2013: Sri Lanka
Marist Asia Conference - Annual Meeting of the Marist Asia Conference

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Marist Asia Conference (MAC) took place at the beginning of April. MAC is the regional conference of the leaders of Asia. It consists of the two Provincials... (Read more)

27/04/2013: France
« A prophetic presence today » - At the Hermitage, a forum on Marist life in communion/ 11 – 13 April 2013

“Open your eyes, but amazed eyes” is what Brother Maurice Berquet, Provincial of the Hermitage, invited the participants to the Marist  Forum to do in his inaugural speech on the evening... (Read more)

26/04/2013: Canada
Arco Norte - Follow-up Committee to the Extended General Council

The Follow-up Committee of Arco Norte received the mandate from the six Provincials to study and suggest to the different Provincial Councils how to follow up on the resolutions and proposals... (Read more)

17/04/2013: Germany
West-Central Europe - 5th Provincial Chapter

The 5th Provincial Chapter of the Province of West-Central Europe was held from 1 – 5th April at St. Ottilien Abbey in Bavaria, Germany. (West-Central Europe comprises Belgium,... (Read more)

13/03/2013: Germany
Province of West-Central Europe - V Provincial Chapter

On april 1st, easter monday, the fifth provincial chapter of the province of west-central europe begins in St. Ottilien, Germany. 16 elected brothers and the Provincial, Brother Brendan Geary, will... (Read more)

26/02/2013: Australia
Province of Australia - New Province Mission Council begins it mandate

The Province of Australia, which officially commenced on 8 December last year, has introduced a new model for leadership of the Province. The work of the Provincial Council will be much smaller, because... (Read more)

21/02/2013: Philippines
Br. Mitsuaki Hatanaka Sakata - 25 years of Religious Life

TheNotre Dame of Marbel University, a Marist school in Koronadal City, Philippines, has put its jovial mood to celebrate the 25 years of religious life of Brother Mitsuaki, volunteering for AD GENTES,... (Read more)

19/02/2013: Kenya
Province of Africa Centre East (PACE) - Fourth Provincial Chapter

The Fourth Chapter was held in Nairobi as from 26th to 30th December 2012. Twenty-One (21) Delegates came from different countries of the Province, plus Four (4) invited Brothers.... (Read more)

19/02/2013: El Salvador
« How precious it is for me that a child has the trust to embrace me! » (Oscar Romero) - Sub-commission of Brothers for America

We, the members of the sub-commission of Brothers for America : Gérard Bachand – Canada ; Carlos Vélez – America Central ; Oscar Montenegro – Santa María... (Read more)

08/02/2013: Greece
« Around the same table » - Our house in Acharnès opened

The new community of Acharnès in Greece was opened by theProvince of L'Hermitage on 8 September 2012. It is composed of four Brothers : Georges Vidalis, superior, Gérard Cuinet,... (Read more)

06/02/2013: Ecuador
Marist Presence in Equador - The Marist community of Catacocha

The creation of the Marist work in Equador is a process that goes back to the year 1929 and came to completion on 10 November 1957. The morning of that day, Catacocha, a little town of the Province... (Read more)

18/01/2013: Syria
Marist community of Aleppo - Attempt on a quarter close to the community

To all our Marist brothers and friends around the world. Thank you for all the interest you are showing in our situation. We have just been through a time of fear and anguish... In our quarter, death,... (Read more)

17/01/2013: Mexico
Life-giving Structures - Chapter in the Province of « México Occidental »

The Provincial Chapter of Western Mexico took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 26 to 30, 2012, and was preceded by the Provincial Assembly. As part of the General Council, Brothers Eugene... (Read more)

11/01/2013: Cuba
To educate is a work of infinite love - Our educational commitment in Cuba

Cuba is living times of cautious opening in certain fields : economic (recent appearance of private work), social (loosening of the immigration laws), political (some articles here and there criticizing... (Read more)

10/01/2013: France
Mixed and international community - New community at Notre Dame de l’ Hermitage

On 2 January 1817, Marcellin received his first two little brothers in the Bonner house at La Valla. This was the departure point for this evangelical inspiration which today is spread throughout the... (Read more)

09/01/2013: Spain
Province of «Ibérica» - IV Provincial Chapter

The IV Provincial Chapter began its work to find out at what stage the life of the Province is. It was an opportunity for listening to and sharing about the questions on the subject of the future... (Read more)

08/01/2013: Spain
Add up Lives, Multiply Horizons - IV Chapter of the Province of Compostela

The IV Chapter of the Province of Compostela was held in Valladolid from 2 to 5 January. The gathering began with the celebration of the diamond jubilees of Justiniano González, Francisco Castellanos,... (Read more)

04/01/2013: Spain
With another look - IV Provincial Chapter of « Mediterránea »

The  IV Provincial Chapter of « Mediterránea » was held from 27 to 30 December in Guadamar, Spain. During it, Br Antonio Giménez de Baguës entered on his... (Read more)

25/12/2012: Colombia
In diversity… a single heart and the same spirit ! - IV Provincial Chapter of « Norandina »

Twenty-eight Marist Brothers from the three countries making up the Province of Norandina came together at Fusagasugá in Colombia from 11 to 13 December to hold their IV Provincial Chapter.

On... (Read more)

21/12/2012: Brazil
Called to take care of one’s life - IV Chapter of the Province of « Rio Grande do Sul »

The IV Provincial Chapter of « Rio Grande do Sul » was held from 10 to 14 December, at the « Recanto Marista Medianeira ». It was an occasion for sharing... (Read more)

18/12/2012: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » - Launching of projects for the animation of vocations

In November, the collaborators of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » were informed that there would be a « great event » on 5 December. The last mail... (Read more)

16/12/2012: Brazil
United in a single heart - Provincial Assembly and Chapter of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte »

The Assembly and Chapter of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » were held at Mendes, from 2 to 12 December. The Assembly, open to Brothers and laity, finished on 7 December.... (Read more)

30/11/2012: Spain
Tarragona, cradle of the Spanish martyrs - Beatification of martyrs in Tarragona

The Plenary Assembly of the Spanish Episcopate has decided that the ceremony of beatification of a good number of martyrs of the 20th century, planned for 13 October 2013, will be celebrated in Tarragona,... (Read more)

29/11/2012: Guatemala
Between BROTHERS - VI Marist Provincial Assembly of« América Central »

The VI Provincial Assembly of« América Central » was held from 4 to 7 October in the Marist Formation in   Guatemala city. The participants – brothers and... (Read more)

17/11/2012: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » - VIVEMAR : formation for Marist collaborators

The second session of the VIVEMAR 2012 project was held from 22 to 26 October. VIVEMAR, which proposes to the participants a course of human, Christian and Marist maturity – time for thinking... (Read more)

08/11/2012: Lebanon
Dialogues avec nos aînés - Brother André de Lalande

Interview of Everyone calls him Brother André. Everyone, that is the thousands of youth who have passed through the school of the Marist Brothers at Jounieh, then at Jbeil and who have had him... (Read more)

23/10/2012: Brazil
Province of « Rio Grande do Sul » - 10 – 14 December: IV Provincial Chapter

To settle the general objective of action for the next three years (2013-2015), define priorities for action, hand over possession to the new Provincial and choose the Councillors for the direction... (Read more)

13/10/2012: Italy
Rediscovering History - The Archives of the Marist Province of Italy

Brothers Juan Ramón Sendra and José María Rius spent July and part of August going through the archives of the Marist Province of Italy at San Leone Magno in Rome.

The archives... (Read more)

10/10/2012: Haiti
Presence in Haiti - Interview with Brother Antonio Cavazos

Interview with Brother Antonio Cavazos, published on the site of his Province of Mexico Occidental.

 

Brother, when did you arrive in Haiti ?
I arrived in... (Read more)

09/10/2012: Sri Lanka
Provincial Team Leadership Development Programme - Provincial Council of the Province of South Asia

From September 23-24 The Provincial Council of the Province of South Asia participated in a Provincial Team Leadership Development Programme facilitated by General Councilors, Brother Michael... (Read more)

08/10/2012: Syria
Letter to our Marist friends - News from the Marists in Aleppo

It is now 10 weeks since war began in Aleppo; It has been called «the decisive battle»: whichever of the 2 camps which wins will rule Syria. Decisive, it is: by the extent of the destruction,... (Read more)

02/10/2012: Spain
Province of LHermitage - Inter-community meeting – Catalone

Profiting from the feast of  8 September and the beginning of the new school year, 86 brothers from the communities of Catalonia gathered at Les Avellanes. It was a day full of... (Read more)

29/09/2012: El Salvador
Restructuring of the Province - 2nd Inter-Community Meeting

On this past August 11, we the Brothers working in El Salvador in the community of Santa Tecla, gathered to hold our 2nd Inter-Community Meeting.

We had the opportunity to rely on the presence... (Read more)

26/09/2012: Guatemala
Towards a New Relationship between Brothers and Laity - IV Marist Encounter of Former Brothers

In July, former Brothers Living in Guatemala and their spouses, gathered for the fourth time to share, among themselves and the Brothers, as Marist Family; there were 31 in attendance. The objective... (Read more)

19/09/2012: Spain
Provinces of « América Central » and « Norandina » - Meeting of former Brothers at Lardero

Sunday 18 August was a special day for us. One of those days when you take your things, your car, and make contact with certain people...,forgetting everything else and leaving the door open to the... (Read more)

18/09/2012: Italy
The Identity of the Religious Brother - Meeting intercongregational - Events of the first week of September

Sunday, September 2nd, the General House of the De LaSalle Christian Brothers received the 39 representatives from eight (8) Congregations: The Brothers... (Read more)

12/09/2012: Philippines
Renewing with Fervor, Building our Future - First East Asia Province Assembly

Fifty-five Marist Brothers from Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia attended the first Assembly of Brothers of East Asia Province last August 19 to 20 at The Farm, Carpenter Hill,... (Read more)

12/09/2012: Peru
Answering the challenges that today’s world is sending our way - Sub-commission of Brothers for America

The Sub-commission of Brothers for America, part of the organizational model of the Conferencia Interamericana de Provinciales (CIAP), met in Lima, Peru from August 6th to 10th. The group... (Read more)

11/09/2012: Spain
God calls us to live - Retreat for Brothers-Laity, Les Avellanes 18-22 July

A provincial retreat for lay persons and brothers was held at the monastery of Saint Mary of Bellpuig des Avellanes from the evening of July 18 to the morning of the 22nd. 65 persons from Greece, France... (Read more)

10/09/2012: Spain
Looking for paths for a new way of being Brother - A network of communities in Europe

A meeting of Marist communities of Europe was held in our house of l’Escorial, Spain, from 9 to 13 August. It had been called by the Spanish Marist Conference (CEM), as fruit of the reflection... (Read more)

10/09/2012: Guatemala
A Time for Spiritual Respite - 2nd Oasis in Guatemala

On 15 July, we had the opportunity to realize our second oasis in Guatemala. As on previous occasions, brothers from almost all communities were involved and we discovered the richness of this space... (Read more)

01/09/2012: Ghana
A new superior, a new council and new priorities - The fifth Chapter of the Marist District of West Africa

The fifth Chapter of the Marist District of West Africa brought together 17 Capitulants and 3 invited members for five days running from the 10th to the 15th of August 2012 in... (Read more)

31/08/2012: Costa Rica
Diamond Jubilee of Br. Martiniano Conde Pacho - 50 years of Marist presence in Costa Rica

On the occasion of the celebration of 50 years of Marist presence in Costa Rica and the Diamond Jubilee "60 years of consecrated life of Brother Martiniano", the Alajuela Marist College staff... (Read more)

29/08/2012: Canada
Experience of internationality - Gathering of the young brothers of Arco Norte

The Brothers Provincial of Arco Norte wanted to bring into greater focus the horizons emerging from the spirit of the 21st General Chapter, before the boldness of an unusual experience. In fact, from... (Read more)

29/08/2012: Zambia
Lusaka, 8 – 15 August - Southern Africa Marist Assembly

Sixty-nine Brothers from Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola converged on St Dominic’s Seminary, Lusaka for an Assembly from 8 to 15 August. The Province was delighted... (Read more)

21/08/2012: Puerto Rico
The Charism of Saint Marcellin is still alive - Chronicle and present projection in Barranquitas (Puerto Rico)

Until the year 2004, there was a third Marist community located in Barranquitas (Puerto Rico), in the neighbourhood “La Vega”; we were 10 Marist Brothers living close to the neediest for... (Read more)

17/08/2012: Ireland
Marist Brother Memorial Statue, Athlone - The contribution made by the Marist Brothers over the past 125 years

On Monday, 28th May a statue was unveiled in Athlone, Ireland, to commemorate the contribution made by the Marist Brothers to education, culture and sport over the past 125 years. The Brothers... (Read more)

14/08/2012: Canada
Meeting of Young Brothers of Arco Norte (Jérémie, Haiti, July 2012) - “New Horizons for a Young Marist Life”

The young brothers of the provinces of Arco Norte gathered together from June 24 to July 16, both in the Province of Canada and in the Sector of Haiti, for an exceptional experience of brotherhood.... (Read more)

02/08/2012: Syria
Emergency in Syria - Marist community in Aleppo

FMSI is ready to provide aid to the people of Aleppo, involved in these days in internal conflict. For several days, in fact, the Foundation has been in contact with the Marist Brothers who are assisting... (Read more)

27/07/2012: Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Appointment of Provincial of the Province of Central East Africa - Br Valentin Djawu Lungumbu Wambo

Br Emili Turú, Superior General, and his Council, after studying the results of the sondage carried out in the province, have decided to reappoint Br VALENTIN DJAWU LUNGUMBU WAMBO, as Provincial... (Read more)

18/07/2012: El Salvador
We are no longer Brothers but we do not stop being Marists ! - II Meeting of former Marist Brothers of El Salvador

I would like to share the experience of the II Meeting of former Marist Brothers living in El Salvador. I live in Guatemala, but I had the great chance of being present at their meeting.

There... (Read more)

14/07/2012: Rwanda
Commemoration in the Marist School Marcellin Champagnat - Feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat in Butare

The School commemoration in Save took place on 2 June, 2012. We remembered all the Brothers, teachers, students and neighbours who died during the 1994 Genocide. This day of commemoration required... (Read more)

05/07/2012: France
Champagnat Space in the church of Marlhes - Inauguration of the new Saint Marcellin Champagnat space

A church dedicated to Saint Saturninus but which placed itself under the protection of the saint of the area when, in 1999, was created the parish of Saint Marcellin en Pilat.

A church which... (Read more)

18/06/2012: France
Together with Father Champagnat... - “Community animators” came together in the house of Father Champagnat

Between 31 May and 9 June, the groups of brothers taking part in the second course for “community animators” organized by the General Council, in Manziana, Italy,... (Read more)

14/06/2012: East Timor
East Timorese aspirants - Marist pre-novitiate formation in Baucau

On Saturday, 19th May the very first group of East Timorese aspirants, Santiago Quintão, Marcos Pereira, Mariano Lobato, Andre Pinto and Floriano Marques began their Marist... (Read more)

14/06/2012: Brazil
Formation of brothers and laity - Workshop for closer study of some elements of Marist Apostolic Spirituality

The Province of Brasil Centro-Norte held a Marist Spirituality workshop from 28 April to 5 May 2012, in Ribeirão das Neves, Estado de Minas Gerais. The workshop brought together 27 lay persons... (Read more)

13/06/2012: General House
The great satisfaction of living as Marists of Champagnat - European Vocations Team

The European Vocations Team (EVE) held its evaluation meeting on 9 and 10 May in Rome.  Representatives of the vocations animation teams of each administrative unit of our  Region of Europe... (Read more)

10/06/2012: Brazil
Marist Province Brasil Centro-Norte - Meeting of Community Animators

The meeting of Community Animators, held from 12 to 15 April in Brazlândia/DF, was marked by a spirit of family, transparency and simplicity. Having as theme: “Forward, with eyes fixed... (Read more)

08/06/2012: Australia
Province of Australia - Chosen the name of our new province

Is with great pleasure we announce that the name of our new province is the Province of Australia. The New Province Facilitation Group was grateful to receive the many submissions and indications of... (Read more)

06/06/2012: Cuba
10 years on the road of the Marist communities of Cuba - Intercommunity meeting Habana-Cienfuegos

On the occasion of the visit of Br Provincial and his Council to the Brothers of Cuba on 7 May, we came together for a sharing on our Marist presence in this land. The meeting had been prepared for... (Read more)

31/05/2012: Italy
Looking for new ways of living community today - Second Marist Community Animators course at manziana

On Wednesday 25th April twenty two Brothers commenced their journey on the second Community Animators Course to be held this year at Manziana. A further nineteen Brothers also met at Escorial in Spain... (Read more)

28/05/2012: Spain
Looking for new ways of living community today - Course for community animators II – L’Escorial

In response to the call of the General Council, 20 Portuguese- or Spanish-speaking brothers from 12 Provinces and 2 Districts, began the second course for community animators at  San Lorenzo de... (Read more)

25/05/2012: Spain
Marist europe - Meeting of the Marist European Conference

The members of the C.E.M. met in Barcelona from 24 - 26th  april  and discussed plans for the meeting of new communities in europe (august 2012), and the meeting of brothers under 45... (Read more)

09/05/2012: Brazil
Province of Rio Grande do Sul - Perpetual Profession of Br. Edson Rissi

On 6 May, after a vocational journey of some fourteen years, Brother Edson Rissi made his Final Profession in Serafina Corrêa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Born and bred in Vila Oeste, Guaporé,... (Read more)

07/05/2012: General House
Algiers, 8 May 1994 - 18th anniversary: Brother Henri Vergès

On Friday 8 May 1994, at the beginning of the afternoon, our Brother Henri Vergès and Sister Paul-Hélène were killed in their work place, the library of rue Ben Cheneb, the Casbah... (Read more)

25/04/2012: Spain
Retreat in the Province of lHermitage - Spiritual exercises in the Benedictine monastery of the Miracle

A group of 29 brothers of "mature" age made a retreat in rhythm with the celebrations of Holy Week at the Benedictine Monastery of the Miracle, from 1 to 9 April. The Sanctuary of the Miracle,... (Read more)

18/04/2012: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » - Forum on the Marist vocation

A group of leaders of the Marist Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » gathered on 9 March in Taguatinga/DF to reflect on the common and specific elements present in the ways Brothers... (Read more)

14/04/2012: Italy
Manziana, 17-31 March 2012 - Course for community animators

After our return from Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage, we were able to share in community all that had touched us in the contact with Father Champagnat and our first Brothers through the places where... (Read more)

13/04/2012: Argentina
News in the Provinces - Interprovincial Post-novitiate of « Cono Sur »

Did you know that the interprovincial Post-novitiate of « Cono Sur » has just been inaugurated? It is the fruit of the collaboration of two Provinces (Cruz del Sur, Santa María... (Read more)

10/04/2012: Argentina
Province of Cruz del Sur - Perpetual Profession of Br. Jorge Arraztoa

On Saturday 17 March, at the Colegio La Inmaculada, Br Jorge Arraztoa made his perpetual consacration in Marist life. On a very mild afternoon, we gathered, brothers and lay people coming from Rosario,... (Read more)

05/04/2012: Venezuela
Province of « Norandina » - Meeting of Initial and Ongoing Formation Team

On 17 March, the Initial and Ongoing Formation Team – Brothers John Arrieta, Jesús Alonso and Fco. Javier Pérez – met at « El Cristo », Los Teques, Venezuela.... (Read more)

04/04/2012: Italy
Community Animators Course in English - Notre Dame l’Hermitage Experience

“I rejoiced when I heard them say, let us go to God’s house and at last our feet are standing within your gates, Oh Jerusalem” These echoes from the psalmist could be heard from the... (Read more)

26/03/2012: Spain
Experience of the community animators - LEscorial - 05 - 16 March 2012

The days spent at the Escorial have been for us a time of Marist Spiritual Patrimony. First of all, a two day workshop animated by Br Patricio, a member of the group; then an experience of pilgrimage... (Read more)

24/03/2012: Spain
The enneagram of the passions - Interview sith Br. Lluís Serra

Brother Lluís Serra Llansana, Province of the Hermitage, has been collaborating for some years in the programmes of formation of the Escorial. He animates seminars on self knowledge by means... (Read more)

20/03/2012: Brazil
« Happy Life » Programme and Animation of Vocations - Meeting for Animators of Vocations

From 27 February to 2 March, brothers and laity of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » gathered in Curitiba to discuss the Animation of Vocations, especially the  HappyLife... (Read more)

19/03/2012: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » - Provincial Communication Plan: dialogue, transparency, ethics and solidarity

 

A strategic communication characterised by dialogue, transparency, ethics and  solidarity: such is  orientation of the Communication Plan of the Province of « Brasil... (Read more)

14/03/2012: Colombia
Entry of new postulants at Manizales - 12 postulants, three second year and 9 first

 

On 23 January this year, 12 postulants, 3 second year and 9 first, entered the house of formation. The first weeks were for induction and knowing the community, a work done in conjunction... (Read more)

10/03/2012: Brazil
The animation of vocations in the context of youth - National Meeting of Animators of Vocations

From 23 to 27 April 2012, UMBRASIL (Marist Union of Brasil) will hold the National Meeting of Animators of Vocations, with the theme « The animation of vocations in the context of youth ».

The... (Read more)

23/02/2012: Italy
Session for Community Animators in Manziana - Community Animators Course in English

The Community Animators Course started very well in Rome with 8 participants from different parts of the Marist world. We had to move temporarily from Manziana to the General House on Thursday 2 February... (Read more)

16/02/2012: Spain
News from the Escorial - Session for Community Animators - I

The first Brothers to arrive at the Escorial to begin the course for Community Animators (February-March) trod the frozen ground of Madrid on 1 February; the others arrived the day after. The course... (Read more)

10/02/2012: Kenya
MIC, 25 years - Closure of the silver jubilee

A number of factors had to come together to ensure the launching of the Marist International Centre of Nairobi (MIC) 25 years ago. They included the felt need to give our young African Brothers a solid... (Read more)

06/02/2012: Australia
New Australian Marist Province - One hundred and eighty Marist Brothers gathered in Hunters Hill

One hundred and eighty Marist Brothers from across Australia gathered at St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, last week to discuss their future as they move towards forming a single new province... (Read more)

04/02/2012: Madagascar
Marist Province of Madagascar - The centenary celebration in Fianarantsoa

It was 4 pm (22 Janruary), the feast was finished, people were going home. Everything had been perfect: the well prepared Mass, the carefully detailed centenary exhibition, the meal, lavish, varied,... (Read more)

02/02/2012: Australia
Celebration of faith in Christ and the Resurrection - Funeral of Br Charles Howard, 24 January 2012

The celebration of the Requiem Mass for Br Charles Howard, former Superior General, began in the chapel of St Joseph’s College, Sydney, at 10:45 on 24 January. The Archbishop of Adelaide and... (Read more)

26/01/2012: Philippines
Marist Asia Pacific Center - MAPAC newsbits

The MAPAC Brothers live in five separate houses called “fraternities”. The first and second years are mixed in three fraternities while the third years are in one fraternity. Three fraternities... (Read more)

25/01/2012: Italy
Response to the new technologies - Meeting of the General Councils of the Marist Family

The house at Manziana, some 60 km from Rome, has been once more the site of a meeting of the Marist General Councils. It took place from 19 to 21 January, with Brothers Barry Burns and Antoine Kazindu... (Read more)

21/01/2012: Brazil
Mission and inculturation in favour of life - IV Chapter of the District of Amazonia

A good number of Brothers gathered at Porto Velho from 15 to 24 December. The meeting properly speaking was preceded by a Marial retreat, very well directed by Br Afonso Levis, in the house of the... (Read more)

19/01/2012: Malawi
Maula prison in Lilongwe - Marist Brothers spend Christmas afternoon in prison

A few weeks ago Br. Dostie was contacted by the Catholic leaders at Maula prison in Lilongwe. They expressed the wish to organise a football competition to be played internally with the final on Christmas... (Read more)

18/01/2012: Brazil
Marist Province of Brasil Centro-Sul - Three Perpetual Professions

In November and December of 2011, three young Brothers of the Province of Brasil Centro-Sul made their definitive commitment to the Congregation with the taking of their perpetual vows. They were Brothers... (Read more)

16/01/2012: Kenya
MIC, 12-16 December 2011 - Marist Patrimony Workshop

In order to educate and deepen the understanding of the heritage of the Marist Brothers, the Marist International Centre organized a five days workshop, known as Marist Patrimony, specifically for... (Read more)

13/01/2012: Mexico
Accepting « to be called » by the God of life - Vocations meeting – « México Central »

The Marist Province of « México Central » held a meeting, from 2 to 4 December at Quinta Soledad, centred on vocations, starting with some life experiences. The participants were... (Read more)

07/01/2012: Brazil
Evaluating and celebrating the road travelled - 4th Chapter of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul »

The 4th Chapter of the Marist Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » was held from 2 to 5 December in Curitiba. It had as objectives: to evaluate and celebrate the road travelled during the... (Read more)

06/01/2012: Sri Lanka
Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration - Centenary celebrations of the Marist Brothers’ Presence in Sri Lanka

The Marist Brothers, their lay partners, teachers, students, old boys, parents and well wishers were present in large numbers for the Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration held on Saturday the 10th... (Read more)

04/01/2012: Fiji
Pacific Novitiate - 5 New Marist Brothers Professed at Lomeri

On Saturday 19 November five young men, keen to answer the spiritual call in their lives made first profession of vows as Marist Brothers. The Mass of Profession, in the chapel of the Pacific Novitiate... (Read more)

04/01/2012: Brazil
25 March – 8 December 2011 - Closure of the Marial Year in Brasil with simultaneous ceremonies

The Marial Year, begun on 25 March 2011, feast of the Annunciation, has ended. It was an initiative of UMBRASIL (Marist Union of Brasil) to contribute towards highlighting the Marial face of the Church... (Read more)

02/01/2012: Kenya
UBUNTU and fraternal dialogue - 2nd day of the Extended General Council in Nairobi

Today (28 December), feast of the Holy Innocents, the meeting of the Councils of Africa with the General Council continues. It has been a day for studying some of the most relevant aspects that should... (Read more)

29/12/2011: France
Pilgrimage to the Marist Places - Marist Third Age - Manziana

Our pilgrimage (October 31 to November 12 – 2011) was not about seeing new things. If that had been the case, several of the group would have gained little profit from the experience, since most... (Read more)

23/12/2011: Brazil
Province of ‘Rio Grande do Sul’ - Br Solano Bageston makes perpetual profession

On 11 December, in the city of Soledad, Br Solano Bageston consecrated himself definitively to God in the Institute of the Marist Brothers. From the land of precious stones, the brother chose the principal... (Read more)

20/12/2011: Mozambique
A willing response from the Lord in freedom - Seven new Marists at Matola Novitiate

There are seven new Marists at Matola Novitiate, Southern Africa Province. The Entrance ceremony started with the Holy Mass. We had seven priests who concelebrated and a wide range of consecrated men... (Read more)

19/12/2011: Rwanda
« See! How good it is, how delightful, when brothers live as one! » (Ps 133:1) - News from the novitiate of Save

Eight young novicesfrom the two Provinces of P.A.C.E. and Madagascar made their official entry into the Novitiate with the taking of the habit on the evening of 12 November, in the chapel of the Novitiate... (Read more)

17/12/2011: Brazil
Celebrate a success story! - 50 years of the « Colégio Marista Pio XII » in Ponta Grossa

The Diocese of Ponta Grossa, Parana State (Brasil), has been in the dream of Champagnat for almost  200 years. In beginning his work of education and evangelization, and in consacrating it to... (Read more)

14/12/2011: Japan
News from Br Ramón Bereicua Basauri - Golden Jubilee of the Marist School of Kumamoto

The Marist school of Kumamoto, Japan, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation on  8 October 2011. Bro Ramón Bereicua has just sent to Rome a report of all the activities... (Read more)

10/12/2011: Mexico
Presentation on the Mission - Scholasticate of Guadalajara – México Occidental

On 14 November, we welcomed Br Teófilo Minga to the community of the   Scholasticate. The rhythm of our daily activities changed a little to have a meeting with him.

In a simple... (Read more)

06/12/2011: Spain
An experience of formation and vitality - UMBRALES Session – Escorial

Faithful to the foundation charism and the calls of the XXI General Chapter, the members of the group taking part in the 87th session of the UMBRALES course found themselves in the beautiful... (Read more)

05/12/2011: Kenya
25th anniversary - Marist International Centre - MIC

Marist International Centre, the International house of Post-Novitiate formation in Africa is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A number of activities have been organized to commemorate... (Read more)

03/12/2011: Spain
Take off your shoes, this place is holy - European Meeting of Provincial Animation Teams

The European Meeting of the Provincial Teams animating the new Brother-Laity   relationship took place at the Escorial, Madrid, from 14 to 18 November. The participants were 31 in number,... (Read more)

30/11/2011: General House
Formation of Religious and Lay Educators in the Service of Education - Education Commission of the Unions of Male and Female Superiors General

The Unions of Male and Female Superiors General, in their concern for the Educational Ministry entrusted by the Church to religious institutions, have for years been running a Commission of Education,... (Read more)

24/11/2011: Mexico
Happy and grateful toOnorúame-Eyerúame (Father-Mother God) - 50 years of Marist presence in the mountains of Tarahumara

"I recall that on 26 January 1961, or rather the day before, our superior at the time, Fr Benjamín Tapia, said to me: ‘I want you to be on the tarmac tomorrow morning’."... (Read more)

23/11/2011: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » - Meeting of young Brothers

Young Brothers of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » gathered in September in Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil). It was the second meeting of the year. The first, in Brasilia, the... (Read more)

22/11/2011: Madagascar
Marists, bearers of new life - Centenary of the arrival of the Brothers in Madagascar

« Marista mitondra aina vaovao » (Marists, bearers of new life). This is the slogan for the celebration of the arrival of the Marist Brothers in Madagascar. One hundred years... (Read more)

18/11/2011: General House
New appointments - Changes in the General Administration and the provinces and districts

In August 2011, Brasil Centro Sul was informed of the appointment of Br Joaquim Sperandio as Provincial. He will take up his responsibilities in December, as will Br João... (Read more)

17/11/2011: Germany
Revitalisation of the Marist charism - Meeting of the MEC at Mindelheim

The community of the Marist College of Mindelheim hosted the meeting of the Marist European Conference from 28 to 31 October in a spirit of attentiveness and brotherhood. The MEC is composed of the... (Read more)

16/11/2011: Italy
The Third Age - Course the Manziana

Manziana is a municipality in the Province of Rome located about forty kilometres northwest of Rome. Its position is elevated about 400 metres above sea level, and therefore it is cool in the autumn... (Read more)

16/11/2011: France
Provinces: Canada, Central West Europe and the Hermitage - Formation meeting for provincial secretaries

The second meeting programmed by the General Secretariat for the introduction of the new database of the Institute was held in Lyon (France), in the Provincial House of the Hermitage, from 26 October... (Read more)

15/11/2011: Spain
The novitiate for all the provinces of Europe - Sevilla Novitiate

The novitiate for all the provinces of Europe is in Sevilla. There Fabio is in his second year. Along with him is Rui, who is in his first year. Both belong to the Marist Province of Compostela and... (Read more)

15/11/2011: South Africa
Hubert -“Tubby”- Teubes - New affiliation to the Institute

On 20 September 2011, at a simple ceremony held in the school chapel at St Joseph’s Marist College (Cape Town), Hubert -“Tubby”- Teubes, a past pupil of the College was officially... (Read more)

11/11/2011: Spain
Province of « Mediterránea » - III meeting of local animators of vocations

TheIII Meeting of Local Animators of Vocations of our Province « Mediterránea »was held on a 22 and 23 October 2011, in Castilleja de la Cuesta(Séville),under... (Read more)

08/11/2011: Spain
After conquering nine summits - The Brothers of “Horizons” go on a pilgrimage to the Hermitage

In the 177th issue of Marist News, October 6th, the formation experience of “Horizons” for Brothers ages 35 to 45 was featured. This experience started at the Escorial... (Read more)

04/11/2011: France
Saint-Genis-Laval - Brother Émile Helvic celebrates 100 years

 “Marist Brother Émile Helvic was born on 15 October 1911 in Metz (Moselle), but we postponed his birthday so as to have amaximum of people present», explains Brother Paul Boyat,... (Read more)

31/10/2011: Australia
Provinces of Sydney and Melbourne - New Australian Marist Province

A group of just over thirty Marists from around Australia gathered at Marist College Pagewood last 14 October for a consultation day on how matters are progressing towards the new Australian Marist... (Read more)

28/10/2011: Spain
Province of l’Hermitage - Perpetual profession of Br Eduard Olivé

The Province of the Hermitage had the joy, on 12 October, of celebrating the final profession of Br Eduard Olivé in the parish of the Holy Family of Igualada (Barcelona).  Brothers of the... (Read more)

25/10/2011: Canada
Resource destined for the Spanish speakers of the region - COPAFAL Mission of the community of Drummondville

The Marist Brothers have had their provincial house in Drummondville for almost a dozen years, following the complete restructuring of theProvinces of Québec and Iberville. Now the provincial... (Read more)

24/10/2011: Spain
Presentation of the book “H. Virgilio León Herrero. La familia marista de los hermanos” - In honour of Br Virgilio León 25 years after his death

30 September 2011 was the day for celebrating, in the chapel of the Colegio Maristas la Inmaculada de Barcelona, the tribute to the memory of Br Virgilio León, organized by the Association of... (Read more)

19/10/2011: United States
A Heart That Knew No Bounds - New video about St. Marcellin Champagnat

The Province of the United States has created a new DVD on the life of Marcellin Champagnat (in English). It is based on the book, A Heart that Knew No Bounds by Brother Seán Sammon.... (Read more)

18/10/2011: Nigeria
Province of Nigeria - Perpetual Consecration

Marist Brothers, Province of Nigeria, for the first time had the Perpetual Consecration outside the South East of Nigeria. About 32 Marist Brothers, Rev. Sisters, Priest, Marist past pupils and the... (Read more)

17/10/2011: Canada
On the way to their new land - Meeting of Community Animators

The weekend for Community Animators was held from 30 September -2 October at Rawdon, Canada. It was with the theme: « With Mary, pilgrim, we accompany our brothers on the way to their... (Read more)

15/10/2011: Brazil
Centre of Marist Studies (CEM) - 25 years in the service of the conservation and diffusion of Marist history

The Centre of Marist Studies was founded by the Brother Provincial of the former Marist Province of Rio de Janeiro, Gentile Paganotto, and his Council in their meeting of 27 to 31 August 1986, at « Recanto... (Read more)

14/10/2011: South Korea
Marist presence in Asia - Fortieth anniversary of Marist presence in Korea

The Brothers of Korea Sector celebrated its fortieth anniversary of Marist presence in Korea last September 18, 2011 at Marist Education Center in Seoul, Korea. This is to commemorate the arrival of... (Read more)

12/10/2011: United States
Gathering of the Local Community Superiors, Province of the USA - Director’s Weekend at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, New York

Thirty brothers representing 28 communities gathered at the Mariandale Retreat Center.  The theme of this weekend gathering was “Holistic Spirituality: Living In and With Abundance.” ... (Read more)

07/10/2011: Kenya
Marist International Centre - MIC - 104 young brothers and 16 formators

Each year, the Lord keeps blessing this part of Africa with more and more people to maintain His vineyard. Last year, the community had over 120 brothers (both formators and young brothers). Many have... (Read more)

06/10/2011: Spain
Horizons Program - El Escorial - 16 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Brothers take part

The Marist House of Spirituality “Fuentenueva”, in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, is hosting the program “Horizontes”, a formation experience for Brothers from 35 to 45, which... (Read more)

01/10/2011: El Salvador
Noble Friend of El Salvador - Brother León honored by the government of El Salvador

Perhaps by the name of “Maximino” he might not be very well known, but nevertheless, more than 50 years ago he left his native land, Echávarri, and came to El Salvador to wholly... (Read more)

30/09/2011: Zambia
Province of Southern Africa - Community Superior’s Meeting, Lusaka

The Province of Southern Africa recently organized for the first time a meeting for Community Superiors, which took place in Lusaka, Zambia from August 21 - 24. All the Community Superiors from the... (Read more)

29/09/2011: Philippines
Perpetual profession - Three Filipino Brothers vow for life

Three Filipino Brothers from the East Asia Province made their perpetual profession last September 10, 2011 at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Lagao, General Santos City.

Brothers Niño... (Read more)

27/09/2011: Spain
The new brand “Marists” gives unity to the institutional image in Europe - Corporative image for the Marist Works of Europe

The Conference of Provincials of Marist Europe has approved the norms guiding the application of the brand “Marists” to bring unity to the institutional image in the region. The visual... (Read more)

24/09/2011: Kenya
CSAC- Nairobi, September 2011 - Conference of Superiors of the Continent of Africa

The CSCA is composed of the Superiors of our five Marist Administrative Units in Africa (4 Provinces and 1 district), as well as the Superior of the common Scholasticate for the whole... (Read more)

22/09/2011: Argentina
With the pilgrim Mary we accompany Marist life in America - II InterAmerican Conference of Provincials (CIAP)

The II InterAmerican Conference of Provincials (CIAP) was held from 4 to 9 September in the Villa San José of the city of Luján, (Argentina), 60 km from Buenos... (Read more)

18/09/2011: Portugal
A new song to Mary and the new land -

To commence a Marial retreat for elderly brothers (Portugal, 22 - 28 August) with a hymn to Mary of the 1950s does not seem the most suitable of things. Especially when one wants to develop the Chapter... (Read more)

15/09/2011: Brazil
« I can do everything in Him who strengthens me » - Perpetual profession of Brothers André Nosini and Valdinei Gabardo

The Marist Province of Rio Grande do Sul celebrated on 21 August the public profession of perpetual vows by Brothers Frères André Nosini and Valdinei Gabardo.

During the religious... (Read more)

10/09/2011: Chile
Centenary of the Marist presence in Chile - First Marist Education Congress in Chile

The « Instituto Alonso de Ercilla », Santiago du Chili, was the venue for a great meeting about education. The participants were teachers from the network of Marist schools in... (Read more)

08/09/2011: Sri Lanka
Marist Novitiate,Tudella , Ja-Ela - Vocation Camp for the year 2011

The Vocation Camp for  the year 2011 was held at the Marist Novitiate,Tudella , Ja-Ela from  the 26th -28th August 2011.There were ten young men. There were sessions for reflections, meditation... (Read more)

07/09/2011: Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Closing of the centenary of Marist life in the DRC - Brothers Emili Turú and Joe McKee visit the Dem. Rep of the Congo

« The Marists of Champagnat and their partners bid a cordial welcome to Brothers Emili Turú et Joe McKee, the Superior General and Vicar of the Marist Brothers. Have a pleasant stay... (Read more)

03/09/2011: Belgium
Kessel-Lo - Jubilee 70&60 years of religious life as Marists

On this 27 August, five Brothers celebrated 70 years of religious life as Marists and four celebrated 60 years. Eight of them have been missionaries in D.R. Congo which is celebrating the centenary... (Read more)

02/09/2011: Brazil
Marist Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » - Enthronement of the statue of Saint Marcellin in a Marial sanctuary

On 13 August 2011, a wooden statue of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, 80 cm high, was solemnly enthroned in the sanctuary of Notre-Dame Aparecida, in the city of Ribeirão Preto,... (Read more)

01/09/2011: Colombia
A New Consecrated Life - Retreats in the Province Norandina

The first Provincial Retreat took place from 16th till 23rd of July 2011.  47 brothers aged between 46 and 70 participated to a retreat in the BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE located... (Read more)

29/08/2011: Brazil
Marist Province of “Brasil Centro-Sul” - New affiliation to the Marist Institute

On 13 August 2011, in the chapel of the Colegio Marista Ribeirão Preto, in the state of São Paulo, Brasil, during the mass celebrated on Fathers’ Day, the Provincial Superior, Bro.... (Read more)

24/08/2011: Brazil
A place of encounter, conviviality, prayer and force - A century of Marist presence in Apipucos

This year 2011 celebrates the centenary of the Marist presence in Apipucos, Recife (NE Brasil). The festivities commenced on 12 March, in the chapel of the Faculty of Medecine, and will finish on 8... (Read more)

08/08/2011: Belgium
Committed to the path of the ageing Brothers - The spirituality of an old Brother finds expression in his communion with the community

On arriving at Genval twelve years ago, I believed that spirituality was a way of living based on a spiritual vision of life. I have since become aware that spirituality is also a way of dying. I have... (Read more)

06/08/2011: Spain
Province of Mediterránea - Animation of the Marist Fraternities of the province

On 23 and 24 July 2011, the Provincial Animation Team of the Marist Fraternities of the province of Mediterránea held their final meeting of the course to evaluate, and to begin planning for... (Read more)

27/07/2011: Brazil
Marian Year in Brasil - Mariology Symposium

Around 250 persons took part at the opening of the Symposium on Mariology on 17 July in São Paulo. The Symposium is one of the activities promoted by the Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) to... (Read more)

24/07/2011: General House
New tools and new solutions for the Institute - From Archivum to Pergamum


Finance hardly ever features in the news on our Web site, yet it is an essential activity within the Institute. So today we want to share the good news that the team studying... (Read more)

22/07/2011: Spain
Former students of the « Hispano Americano » of Valladolid (Spain) - Former Marist Brothers come together

On 25 and 26 June 2011, a group of friends, once Marist Brothers and who had lived in our houses of Hispano Americano or Peñafiel, came together at Mota del Marqués to share their friendship... (Read more)

15/07/2011: India
Provincial of South Asia - Perpetual Profession in India

Brs. Jesudoss, Rajakumar, Saul Placious and Suresh Durai made their Final Profession during the Holy Mass on 2nd July 2011 at Periyanayagi Matha church at U.T. Malai, Trichy. This sacred event was solemnized by... (Read more)

13/07/2011: General House
Ongoing Formation of the Brothers - The formators consider new courses

The Bureau of Brothers today, responsible for the formation of the Brothers, met in Rome, from 28 to 30 June, with the members of the teams in charge of the formation houses of the Institute.... (Read more)

12/07/2011: Rwanda
Province East Central Africa - Six new professed Brothers

On Sunday26 June 2011, the solemnity of Corpus Christi, six of our novices who had completed their formation at the novitiate of Save/ Rwanda, made their first profession during Mass in the chapel... (Read more)

11/07/2011: Canada
Double celebration - Br. Wilfrid Breton and 65 years of Marist presence in Malawi

From Château-Richer, St-Patrick and Paradis, more than a dozen confrères converged on 820 Avenue des Braves, Québec, on Tuesday 28 June to join members of the local community in... (Read more)

07/07/2011: El Salvador
Province of « América Central » - Intercommunity Meeting - 2011

On 14 May, we had the first intercommunity meeting of the year in our mission of El Salvador. The  provincial option for the next three years continues to echo strongly in our ears: « With... (Read more)

04/07/2011: Nigeria
How to work better as a team - Seminar on team building

The Marist Province of Nigeria had a Team Building Seminar for some of the Brothers. They include: Principals/Directors of Marist Secondary Schools, Headmasters of Marist Nursery/Primary Schools, Community... (Read more)

01/07/2011: France
Awareness of belonging to the same network - In France the Marist Brothers assure the trusteeship of ten establishments

The Brother’s trusteeship takes in charge houses which no longer have Brother Directors or Brothers teaching. Its purpose is to maintain the climate which gave value to these institutions, a... (Read more)

28/06/2011: Ghana
Twelve apostles of the youth - First profession in Kumasi

It all happened on the 11th of June, 2011 at the Catholic Parish of Trede Kumasi, Ghana. The entrance hymn for the day was carefully chosen to suit the occasion: “This is the day the... (Read more)

26/06/2011: Brazil
Marial Year in Brasil - Marial Mission at Tarauacá, Amazonia

Wishing to further the mission of evangelisation and mark the Marial Year in Brazil, the community of Tarauacá, Acre, in Brasilian Amazonia, organized a Marial Missionary Week.

After... (Read more)

21/06/2011: Côte dIvoire
Month of Mary - Marial devotion in Bouake

In view of conforming to the practices of the Catholic Church, the month of May 2011 has been marked by a special devotion to the Virgin Mary at the primary school of Saint Marcellin Champagnat in... (Read more)

15/06/2011: Philippines
What am I that you should love me - Ten brothers profess their first vows

On 20th of May, on the occasion of Father Marcellin Champagnat’s birthday, ten novices from East Asia Province professed their first vows at the chapel of San Carlos de Borromeo Parish in Maguindanao,... (Read more)

13/06/2011: Philippines
East Asia Province - Six new novices received their habit

Five Filipino and one Korean received their habit on May 16, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Novitiate, known as Marist Brothers Novitiate in

the following novices are: all from Philippine Sector,... (Read more)

10/06/2011: Brazil
Brasil Centro-Sul - Affiliation to the Institute of secular priest Fr. Vilson Groh

The affiliation to the Institute of Fr. VILSON GROH took place on 28 May 2011 in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State. The ceremony was held during the Mass in the Chapel of Caieiras, one of... (Read more)

10/06/2011: Fiji
Developing new structures of governance in the Oceania region - Assembly of Champagnat Marists from Fiji, Kiribati and Samoa

During the first weekend of May when school holidays in Fiji, Kiribati and Samoa more or less coincided, Brothers and Lay Marists gathered at Marist Champagnat Institute in Suva for an assembly... (Read more)

09/06/2011: Canada
Marist Province of Canada - Provincial Chapter 2011

The Marist Province of Canada held its Provincial Chapter at the House of the Madonna on23, 24 and 25 May 2011. Br Bernard Beaudin has had his term as Provincial renewed for three years.On the same... (Read more)

31/05/2011: Brazil
Blessed is the one who comes! - Marial Year in Marist Brasil

On the occasion of the commemorations of the Marial Year in Marist Brasil, the  Provinces and the District of Amazonia have received an original statue, called « Our Lady of the New... (Read more)

30/05/2011: Pakistan
Leading Pakistani to New Lands - First Marist Community with Pakistani Brothers

Bro. Remigius Fernando from Sri Lanka has the honour to be the first Marist Brother to arrive in the land of Pakistan. Since then, Marists have sweated to educate the youth of Pakistan from... (Read more)

25/05/2011: Brazil
32 brothers and laity from all the regions of the Institute in the Americas - VI Meeting of the Inter-American Network of Marist Spirituality

From 28 April to 5 May, Curitiba hosted the VI Meeting of the Inter-American Network of Marist Spirituality. The participants numbered 32: brothers and laity from all the Regions of the Institute in... (Read more)

24/05/2011: Australia
Australian Provinces - New Mission Council for Marist Australia

The Provincials of Melbourne and Sydney announced the membership of the new Mission Council for Marist Australia. As this Council of both Marist Brothers and Marist Laity takes up its role over the... (Read more)

23/05/2011: Italy
Marist Province of Mediterránea - 6th meeting of older Brothers in Rome

The 6th Meeting of the older Brothers of the Province of « Mediterránea » was held in the General House in Rome from 3 to 9 May with the participation of 21 Brothers. The... (Read more)

19/05/2011: Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Kyeshero, 13 - 16 April 2011 - Central-East Africa Provincial Assembly

From 13 to 16 April in the city of Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo), on the shore of the beautiful lake Kivu, we held our Provincial Assembly. This assembly was prepared by three regional assemblies... (Read more)

17/05/2011: Papua New Guinea
Gather Around the Fire - Mission Assembly of the District of Melanesia

The Marist Mission Assembly of the District of Melanesia was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, from 25 to 28 April. The participants numbered 49: Brothers and laity of the four countries composing... (Read more)

02/05/2011: Brazil
Marist Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » - Affiliation to the Institute of Ana Tereza Naspolini

The celebration of the affiliation to the Institute of Ana Tereza Naspolini took place on Saturday 16th April. She hails from Criciúma, Santa Catarina (Brazil). For more than thirty years, firstly... (Read more)

30/04/2011: General House
Mary, the Church’s Beloved Mother - May with Our Lady

As May approaches, we naturally direct our thoughts to the mother of Jesus. We allow our heart to beat in company with this young woman who bears in her womb the Son of God.

Something that we... (Read more)

26/04/2011: General House
Marial Year in Brasil - UMBRASIL promotes a course in Mariology

One of the activities programmed for the Marial Year is a course in Mariology organised by the Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL), with the support of the Conference of Religious of Brasil (CRB) and... (Read more)

25/04/2011: South Korea
Br. Anselmo Kim - Perpetual vows in Seoul

Brother Anselmo Kim of Korea Sector professed his perpetual vows last April 3 at the Marist Children Center in Seoul, Korea. The Eucharistic Mass was celebrated by Bishop Lee Han-Taec.

Brother... (Read more)

22/04/2011: Australia
Champagnat Study Tour/Pilgrimage - Twenty-two Marists from across Australia at Hermitage

On April 10, twenty-two Marists from across Australia gathered in Paris for the Champagnat Study Tour/Pilgrimage under the leadership of Brothers Michael Green, National Director... (Read more)

18/04/2011: Spain
Itineraries of Marist Spirituality - Joint Formation at Compostela

From 31 March to 2 April, there was a meeting of the formators of Itineraries of Marist Spirituality (IDEM), organized by the Team of Shared Life and Mission of the  Province of « Compostela »... (Read more)

13/04/2011: Australia
Brotherhood Commission of the Oceania Council - Oceania Community Leaders’ Conference

Certainly the largest gathering of Community Leaders.  They gathered at Mittagong in Australia for a three day conference hosted by the Brotherhood Commission of the Oceania Council. There were... (Read more)

09/04/2011: General House
A journey within - With Mary, go in haste to a new land

1 - Fathers without a fatherland

The fatherland is defined as « the land of the fathers ». But if we go back to the origins of the Jewish people, we discover... (Read more)

07/04/2011: Bolivia
Brothers of Cono Sur and Brasil - Itinerary of preparation for perpetual vows

“All roads lead to Cochabamba” - “Go in haste to a new land!” (XXI GC) - There are few times when a Marist institutional slogan comes alive for the sons of Champagnat, as it... (Read more)

30/03/2011: Spain
On the pathways of the Escorial - « Senderos » (Pathways) Experience - San Lorenzo de l’Escorial

This chronicler can confirm that in the local archives one can find the chronicles of all five weeks of our pilgrimage along the pathways of the Escorial. But as we know that the readers of the web... (Read more)

29/03/2011: General House
Bureau of Brothers Today - Ceremony of delivering the Marist Constitutions and Statutes

The XXI General Chapter has urged us to set out for a new land, thus facilitating the birth of a new age for the Marist charism. The Constitutions and Statutes constitute a very appropriate means to... (Read more)

24/03/2011: Brazil
Revive the presence of Mary in Marist life in Brazil - Marial Year in Marist Brasil

The fundamental call of the XXIGeneral Chapter in 2009, - « With Mary, go in haste to a new land », has inspired the Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) to promote a Marial Year.... (Read more)

23/03/2011: Brazil
Post-novitiate formation - Brothers of Brasil take part in a formation program in Bolivia

Eleven Brasilian Marist Brothers are going to live a new formation experience in the Institute. For four months, they will take part in the formation program corresponding to the second stage of the... (Read more)

17/03/2011: General House
The Mother of the Lord - The Marial face of the Church

The Document of the XXI General Chapter is characterised by an extremely strong presence of the Mother of the Lord. We encounter Mary on almost every page. She is so close that the Capitulants feel... (Read more)

16/03/2011: Australia
Brother Daniel Lynch - Novice for Sydney Province

On March 6, one month after his arrival in Canberra Daniel Lynch was formally accepted into the Novitiate Formation Programme in a simple, prayerful ceremony by Br Jeffrey Crowe, Provincial. ... (Read more)

14/03/2011: Brazil
Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » - The Assembly on Ministry brings 150 persons together in Curitiba

The Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul » held an Assembly on Ministry from 1 to 3 March, at the Centre Marcellin Champagnat in Curitiba – PR. Some 150 persons met with the... (Read more)

11/03/2011: El Salvador
By being brothers, we open up new ways of life - Meeting with the community animators in the Province of « América Central »

Many years ago, a sailor, hoisted up a mast and in the gloom of discouragement, saw the light and shouted: Land, land! And this shout in the midst of a stormy sea awakened hope, broke the tension,... (Read more)

09/03/2011: Italy
Manziana - 23January– 10June 2011 - English Midlife Spiritual RenewalProgramme

On the afternoon of 23 January, 5 Brothers gathered at the General House to travel to Manizana to join with the other 7 Brothers to begin theirRenewal programme.  The Team had prepared well for... (Read more)

08/03/2011: Sri Lanka
Province of South Asia - 4 newly professed Brothers

Saturday the 26th of February 2011 four of our novices who had completed their novitiate formation made their first profession during a meaningful Eucharistic celebration held ceremoniously... (Read more)

07/03/2011: General House
The Brothers of the General House receive the new edition - Brother Emili Turú, Superior General, presents the new edition of the Constitutions and Statutes

The brothers of the General Council and the General Administration took part in a simple ceremony together during which the Superior General presented to them the new edition of the Constitutions and... (Read more)

04/03/2011: El Salvador
Mary: experience of a simple yes - Religious profession in América Central

On 26 December, feast of the Holy Family, Herbert Ernesto Cruz Mejía and Luis Ernesto Guardado Salinas made first religious profession in the chapel of the School of San Alfonso in San Salvador.... (Read more)

03/03/2011: Sri Lanka
Celebrating 100 years of dedicated service - Marist presence in Sri Lanka

The Marist Brothers will soon complete 100 years of their dedicated service to the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka. The pioneer Brothers of the Marist Congregation reached Sri Lanka in 1911 at the request... (Read more)

26/02/2011: Brazil
A young member of the CHMMF enters the Novitiate of Brasil - With Mary, in Movement to a new land[1]

It was in 2007 that I had my first contact with the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family (CHMMF), in my home town of Silvânia – GO, in the fraternity « Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ».... (Read more)

24/02/2011: Ecuador
Province of « Norandina » - Meeting of provincial animation teams

On 10, 11 and 12 February 2011, the provincial animation teams of the Province of « Norandina » met in Quito, Ecuador, under the co-ordination of Brother Libardo Garzón,... (Read more)

23/02/2011: Spain
The persons, deeds and days - « Senderos » at the Escorial

We came, we saw, we settled in

Dear Reader, the capricious compass directed our steps to this corner of the « Sierra del Guadarrama », near the world... (Read more)

21/02/2011: United States
Welcome to American Marist - New e-newsletter for the U.S Province!

The founder of the Marist Brothers, Saint Marcellin Champagnat, often said, "A Brother is a man for whom the world is not large enough." Who would think that almost two centuries later the... (Read more)

21/02/2011: Australia
MSA Newsletter - A bulletin for members of the Marist Schools of Australia

Starting from 2011, the Marist schools of Australia will publish a bulletin destined for the educational works of the Province. It will appear every fortnight during the school terms. You can find... (Read more)

17/02/2011: General House
Seminar on the - Guidelines for reflection on apostolic religious life

From 7 to12 February 2011 was held the seminar on "Theology of Apostolic Consecrated Life" in the Centre of Spiritual Exercises of the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus in Rome. The seminar... (Read more)

16/02/2011: United States
Welcome Brother Philip - Member of the West Central Europe Province

Brother Philip McGee, F.M.S., formally entered the novitiate on October 10, 2010. A native of Scotland and member of the West Central Europe Province of The Marist Brothers, Brother Philip will spend... (Read more)

11/02/2011: Brazil
Marist provinces of Brazil - New interprovincial Marist novitiate in Passo Fundo

Beginning in 2011, the formation of the novices of all of Marist Brazil will take place together, in a single house of formation. As of February, the location of the novitiate will change from Campinas/SP... (Read more)

10/02/2011: General House
Marist Province of Cruz del Sur - Launching of the “Year of Marist discipleship”

By means of a circular letter of Brother Horacio J. M. Bustos, Provincial of the Province of Cruz del Sur, published on 2 February 2011, feast of thePresentation of the Lord, when the Church... (Read more)

07/02/2011: Colombia
Norandina Province - New postulants welcomed

The Norandina Province, consisting of our brothers in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, has its formation center, the Marist Postulant House of Our Lady of the Hermitage, in Manizales, Colombia. ... (Read more)

04/02/2011: Philippines
Encountering Christ at the Crib, the Cross and the Altar - Marist East Asia second Provincial Chapter

We bring you great news of the success of the Second Provincial Chapter of the East Asia Province held on December 6-8, 2010 at the St. Paul Center for Renewal in Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines. The... (Read more)

27/01/2011: Mexico
Called Tatic, father of the Indians, a defender of their rights - Death of Samuel Ruiz, Bishop of the Indians, affiliated to the Institute
The Secretary General of the Mexican Episcopate communicated with sorrow the news, on Monday, 24 January 2011, of the death of Monsignor Samuel Ruiz García, Emeritus Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas... (Read more)
25/01/2011: Italy
Death of a candle - Br. Mario Iori (1912-2011)
On 5th January, during evening prayer, the candle burned for the last time before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. A high, luminous, living flame with the gift of transmitting joy. But the wick was almost... (Read more)
24/01/2011: Dem. Rep. of the Congo
22 December 2010 - Launching of the centenary of Marist Life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The date 22 December 2010 will stay in the annals of the Marist Congo as a date full of significance. In the presence of the Archbishop of Kisangani, Mgr Marcel UTEMBI, the Brother Provincial of the PACE,... (Read more)
20/01/2011: Nigeria
Faithful to the charism - 7th Provincial Chapter of the Province of Nigeria
From 5 to 8 January 2011 took place the 7th Provincial Chapter of the Marist Province of Nigeria began. The venue was the Marist Formation Centre, in Orlu. The Bishop of Orlu, Rev. Dr. Augustine Okwuoma... (Read more)
18/01/2011: Guatemala
XIII Provincial Chapter - Province of América Central
The province of América Central held its XIII Provincial Chapter in Guatemala from 16 to 21 December 2010. The first stage consisted of a review and study of the provincial reports on the activities of... (Read more)
17/01/2011: General House
From a place for Mary in the Institute to a place with Mary in the Church - The Virgin Mary in the life of the Marist Brother
In 2010, the General House celebrated the feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat on Saturday 5 June, since the 6th was a Sunday. The superiors invited the other members of the Marist Family, Fathers and Sisters,... (Read more)
12/01/2011: Madagascar
Brother Thomas installed as Provincial for three more years - Provincial Chapter of Madagascar
The Provincial chapter of Madagascar was held in Ansirabé from 27 to 30 December 2010 in the Mahatamana Reception Centre. Brother Jean-Albert-Thomas Randrianantena was reappointed by the General Council... (Read more)
10/01/2011: General House
2 January 2011 - 194th anniversary of the foundation of our Institute
In the early hours of 2 January, Brothers Emili Turù and Ernesto Sanchez went to the airport of Fiumicino for the flight to Nigeria where, in the last days, the Provincial Chapter was hold and the new... (Read more)
05/01/2011: Australia
A New Epoch for the Marist Charism - Message from the Brothers at the Assembly and Concurrent Chapters of Oceania
The Oceania Region comprises the four canonical units of Melbourne, New Zealand, Sydney Provinces and the District of Melanesia. It also comprises the countries of Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New... (Read more)
03/01/2011: Australia
Provinces of Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand and the District of Melanesia - Oceania: Concurrent Provincial Chapters
Delegates from Region of Oceania gathered at St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, in Australia, during 4 days (19 to 22 December) for the Concurrent Chapters of the Provinces of Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand... (Read more)
31/12/2010: General House
Impulse and fruitfulness of the Church’s mission - Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church

The third icon von Balthasar presents for our contemplation, also described in the feminine key, shows Mary as « Mother of God » and « Mother... (Read more)

30/12/2010: Mexico
Querétaro - December 2010 - Meeting of former brothers of Mexico
On 3, 4 and 5 December, the third meeting of former Brothers of Mexico took place in Querétaro. Some 65 took part coming from the Federal District, Guadalajara, different towns of Michoacán, Monterrey,... (Read more)
29/12/2010: Fiji
Province of New Zealand - Marist presence in Fiji
The first teaching Marist Brothers came to Fiji in 1888. Their task was to teach the children of European settlers. Yet, by the turn of the century, they had opened two schools for native Fijians and one... (Read more)
24/12/2010: New Zealand
Province of New Zealand - Br. Emili welcomed & Br. David installed
Thursday 16 December saw an official welcome to Br Emili to the Province of New Zealand. The first part of the powhiri (welcome ceremony) took place at Te Kamaka marae (Te Kamaka meaning the Rock) at Hato... (Read more)
22/12/2010: Mexico
Defender of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Mexico - Mgr jTatic Samuel Ruiz García, affiliated to the Institute
The former bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, has been affiliated to the Institute by the Province of México Central in recognition of his closeness to and support... (Read more)
21/12/2010: Italy
Manziana - 17 October – 13 December 2010 - English Third Aged Course 2010 concludes
Monday 13 December was a busy day for the fourteen participants of the course. They began returning to their homes refreshed and enlivened for the years that lie ahead. The Brothers took part in two pilgrimages.... (Read more)
17/12/2010: Nigeria
Brother Joachim Ezetulugo - New Provincial of the Province of Nigeria
The General Council, in its meeting of October 2010, has appointed Brother Joachim Ezetulugo as Provincial of the Province of Nigeria for a period of three years, which will begin with his taking up office... (Read more)
13/12/2010: Mozambique
No longer novices but Brothers - First profession in Matola
On the right you see Brother Clement, in the middle you see Brother Davy and on the left you see Brother Joseph in the Angel Gabriel Parish Church in Matola We had just witnessed a colorful first profession.... (Read more)
10/12/2010: General House
The communion of Bride and Bridegroom - Mary, Bride of the Word

The second icon described by von Balthasar is an icon of communion. The first is centred on Mary, handmaid of the Lord. Another Biblical image used by von Balthasar is that... (Read more)

09/12/2010: General House
A credo and a dream - The consecrated life which I believe is the future for Europe
The Minister General of the Franciscan Order, Fra José Rodríguez Carballo, in his talk: “Consecrated Life in Europe: commitment to evangelical prophecy”, given during the 76th Six-monthly Assembly... (Read more)
29/11/2010: Chile
A pilgrimage begins the celebration of the Centenary - 100 years of the Marists in Chile
The whole Marist family of Chile assembled on the Pilgrimage which announced “let’s go to the feast” for the 100 years in this country. At four stations, we record the courage and confidence in Mary of... (Read more)
26/11/2010: General House
The Handmaid of the Lord - The participation of Mary in the Trinity’s mystery of love (2)

Manifestation of the beginning of the Church on Calvary
Von Balthasar sees the cross as another singular moment of the historical manifestation of the origin of the Church.... (Read more)

22/11/2010: Malawi
25 capitulants from the 6 countries - The Fifth Provincial Chapter of the Province of Southern Africa
The twenty-five capitulants from the six countries of the Province (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) met at Marist Secondary School, Mtendere from 25 to 29 October 2010. They... (Read more)
17/11/2010: General House
The handmaid of the Lord - Mary’s participation in the Trinity’s mystery of love (1)

After defining the meaning of the « Marial principle », Von Balthasar develops three traits by means of an analysis in which he underlines its depth, width and extent. The ensemble of ... (Read more)

11/11/2010: Guatemala
Beginning of second mandate of Br. Hipólito Pérez - The Province of « América Central » holds its 5th Provincial Assembly

The 5th Provincial Assembly of the « América Central » Province was held in the Marist Formation Centre, zone 11 of Guatemala City, under the slogan « Marists to a new land... (Read more)

02/11/2010: Philippines
Marist Asia Pacific Centre (MAPAC) - Course of studies at MAPAC
On October 8, our 3rd Year Brothers completed their course of studies here at MAPAC. In a well prepared and much appreciated ceremony which included a Missioning service, during the Eucharist, the 11 young... (Read more)
29/10/2010: Guatemala
“Marists …towards a new land!” - Intercommunity meeting in Guatemala
This past September 11, at the Marist Center for Formation (CMF) 37 brothers and 3 lay people who work in Guatemala met to celebrate our second intercommunity meeting. It was led by Br. Hipólito Pérez,... (Read more)
27/10/2010: Spain
« Towards new Thresholds » - Following the Marist Spirituality Course at Los Negrales
The Spirituality Course known as « UMBRALES » (Thresholds), at Los Negrales (Madrid, finished on 3 October. The participants were 13 in number, brothers between 54 and 67 years of age, coming from 9 Marist... (Read more)
18/10/2010: El Salvador
El Salvador, September 2010 - Second Inter-community Meeting
Inter-community meetings have taken place over many years in our Province of « América Central »: in Guatemala, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and, for two years now, in Cuba. Twice a year, the brothers... (Read more)
15/10/2010: Philippines
“I will give you a new heart” - Brother Ernie Sentina vows for life
On 2nd October the East Asia Province celebrates the day of Final Profession of Br. Ernie Sentina, with the theme “I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you”(Ezekiel 36:26). He received... (Read more)
15/10/2010: Mexico
With Mary towards a new culture of vocations! - Provincial Assembly on Vocation Ministry
From September 23rd to the 25th, 2010, the Marist University of Guadalajara was the site of a meeting of 21 brothers and 15 lay people from the apostolates of the province (México Occidental) for the first... (Read more)
13/10/2010: Cuba
Echos of a community meeting - Marist life in Cuba
On Saturday 24/09 and Sunday 25/09, the two communities of Cuba held their six months intercommunity meeting at Cienfuegos, in the presence of Brother Hipólito, Provincial. The participants were Brothers... (Read more)
11/10/2010: Mexico
«Sowing life in community» - Marist Formation in Mexico
Dear Marist lay people and brothers, we are pleased to be able to share with you this life experience, even if it began well before, after much work by the base team, following the personal invitation... (Read more)
08/10/2010: Italy
A return to the sources - Grugliasco
On Sunday 26 September 2010, six of us Brothers found ourselves at Grugliasco, at the invitation of a group of people who are keeping alive the memory there of the Brothers and of Saint Marcellin Champagnat.Grugliasco,... (Read more)
06/10/2010: Haiti
Champagnat’s dream on Haitian soil - 25th anniversary of the Marist presence in Haiti
« Unless the Lord build the house, the builders work in vain » (Ps 126). It is now 25 years that we have been building, with the help of God, Champagnat’s dream on Haitian soil. We already feel full of... (Read more)
02/10/2010: Canada
Château-Richer receives distinguished visitors - 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Marist Brothers in Canada
The general programme for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Marist Brothers in Canada included a solemn reception at Château-Richer. Following this programme, it was on 12... (Read more)
30/09/2010: General House
General councilor during Brother Basilio’s term as Superior General - Death of Brother Arturo Chávez de la Mora
Brother Arturo Chávez de la Mora, of the Province of Central Mexico, died in Barcelona at the age of 82, having been a Marist Brother for 64 years. His death notice was sent at the same time by the Brothers... (Read more)
29/09/2010: Canada
Province of Canada - Celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Marist Brothers in America
On Saturday 11 September 2010, a thousand Marists, Brothers and Laity, assembled in the Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap at Trois-Rivières to thank the Lord for 125 years of Marist presence in the Americas... (Read more)
27/09/2010: General House
Nomination of Provincials - Decisions of the General Council
Brother Superior General and his Council, in the meeting of 22 July 2010, have appointed Brother Kevin Louis (Joseph) Walton as Provincial of the Province of « Southern Africa » for a first mandate, beginning... (Read more)
21/09/2010: Italy
September – October 2010 - Manziana: Spanish and Portuguese course for brothers of the 3rd age
Surprise. This is the term which best suits this course: Manziana 2010. Present here are 26 brothers, including a Marianist priest and a brother, togther with the three responsable for the organization... (Read more)
17/09/2010: Colombia
Building communities with new hearts - Experience of interprovincial renewal for the Brothers animating communities
From 18 July to 1 August, we met at Rionegro (Antioche): 31 Brothers and 1 layman coming from the 6 provinces which form the Marist Northern Arc of the Continent (Canada, US., Mexico Central, Mexico... (Read more)
14/09/2010: Spain
Doors open to a future of hope - Centenary of the Marist presence in Avellanes
10 September 2010 completed 100 years of Marist presence in the Monestir de Santa María de Bellpuig de les Avellanes. The first Marists who occupied this former Premonstratentian monastery were a group... (Read more)
13/09/2010: Kenya
Bringing uniformity to programmes of initial formation - Meeting of Marist formators of Africa
The Brothers in charge of houses of initial formation and the vocation promotors of Africa held a meeting from  19 to 23 July 2010 at Marist International Centre (MIC), Nairobi, Kenya. This meeting formed... (Read more)
12/09/2010: General House
Marial Spirit - Marys name
In giving us Marys name, Father Champagnat wished us to live her spirit. He was convinced that it was she who has done everything for us, and he called her our Ordinary Resource and our First Superior.To... (Read more)
11/09/2010: Spain
Course in Champagnat Documents (Cycle B: 1837-1838) - A Study of the Marist Spiritual Patrimony promoted by the IMS of Salamanca
The Institute of Marist Studies (IMS), a part of the Pontifical University of Salamanca through the Luis Vives School of Education, succeeded in bringing about during the year 2009-2010, the course in... (Read more)
10/09/2010: Canada
Meeting of Marist Fathers and Brothers - 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Marist Brothers in Canada
On 2 August 2010, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Marist brothers in Canada, a celebration of friendship was held at Château-Richer by the Marist Fathers and Brothers.30... (Read more)
09/09/2010: Spain
Chronicle from Los Negrales - A new « Umbrales » course
It is in the spirituality house of the Claretian Missionnaries, situated at Los Negrales, between Villalba and Alpedrete (Madrid), that 15 Marist Brothers coming from different parts of the Institute have... (Read more)
07/09/2010: Sri Lanka
To a new land - 2nd Provincial Chapter in South Asia Province
Chapter members gathered at Maris Stella College, Negombo, On August 18, to discerned in prayer about the future of the Province. The second Provincial Chapter solemnly started in the presence of Br. Joe... (Read more)
06/09/2010: Brazil
Province of Brasil Centro-Sul - Perpetual Profession of Br. Vanderlei Antonio Kuhn
Brother Vanderlei Antonio Kuhn, is the second Brother of the Brasil Centro-Sul Province to make perpetual profession of vows this year.
In addition, two other perpetual professions are expected... (Read more)
02/09/2010: Mozambique
Echoes from a Marian Retreat - Retreat in Mozambique – 16-22 July, 2010
I consider that the retreat was one moment of grace because it was a moment of a special encounter with God, with Mary and with the Brothers in prayer and through prayer. I came with great enthusiasm... (Read more)
27/07/2010: United States
Province of the United States of America - Marist Brother Jubilarians celebrate 890 years of service
On Sunday, June 20, a large crowd of Brothers, colleagues and friends gathered at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, New York to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the religious profession... (Read more)
23/07/2010: Spain
What We Take with Us - Escorial - Senderos Course Ends
The SENDEROS program took place at the Claretian Fathers’ house in Los Negrales, Alpedrete, Madrid in the first semester of the present year. The course provided quite a meaningful experience for the... (Read more)
22/07/2010: General House
Shanthi Liyanage (South Asia) and Luis García Sobrado (Sector Mission ad gentes) - The General Council appoints two new provincials
Brother Superior General and his Council, meeting on 1st July 2010, have appointed Brother Shanthi Liyanage as Provincial of the Province of South Asia, for a first mandate of three years, beginning on... (Read more)
21/07/2010: General House
Publication Team incorporate the changes - Text of the Constitutions
The General Council has begun to carry out a first mandate from the Chapter concerning the Constitutions. The relevant text says: “The 21st General Chapter mandates the General Government to appoint a... (Read more)
05/07/2010: El Salvador
Taking up the challenges of the XXI General Chapter - Intercommunity meeting in El Salvador
Hearts wide open for meeting the brothers, we arrived from the different communities, including San Miguel, the most distant. Rare were those unable to come. The joy of the fraternal encounter quickly... (Read more)
01/07/2010: Guatemala
« Water from an abundant source » - Meeting of Brothers working among the people
In April, the Brothers of Central America living among the people held a family reunion. The risen Jesus, light, hope, joy, and personal witness were the main axes and fruits of the Spirit each of the... (Read more)
30/06/2010: Philippines
MAPAC - 40 Brothers - Marist Asia Pacific Center, Manila
During the last week of May the new group of fourteen 1st year Brothers arrived to commence their 3 year post Novitiate course. While the prime focus of this time at MAPAC is on Formation, the Brothers... (Read more)
22/06/2010: Mexico
Province of « México occidental » - Meeting of Marist Directors, May 2010
The chapel of Loma Bonita was the scene for the opening of the Meeting of Marist Directors, guided by the call of the General Chapter which is the guiding light of every director in the works of the Province... (Read more)
21/06/2010: Guatemala
Marists towards a new land - Intercommunity Meetings in Guatemala
Under the slogans of “Marists towards a new land” and “with Mary, go in haste!” we communities of brothers and sisters of Guatemala, kept an appointment together at the Liceo Guatemala. As usual, family... (Read more)
20/06/2010: General House
Mary model of faith - What the “Marian principle” of the Church means

Taking as his basis the development of the experience of the primitive Church, von Balthasar speaks of five principles which make up the fundamental structure of the... (Read more)

19/06/2010: Brazil
You are all brothers - National Meeting of Lay Religious men
Happy those who understand the necessity of coming to a halt, reviewing the roads traversed, celebrating the victories and taking up the challenges of the route in order to remain faithful to the mission... (Read more)
16/06/2010: Australia
How to best serve others - XII Marist Forum - Mittagong
As we remembered the brave young Australians who answered the call to serve their country almost a century ago in Gallipoli, 21 young Marist students gathered at Le Rosey, Mittagong to explore their vocation... (Read more)
13/06/2010: Australia
Five day shared formation experience - Marist Joint Formation Experience Hermitage, Mittagong
40 Marists, Brothers and Lay, gathered to a five day shared formation experience. We started in at the Rocks as this is where the Marist Brothers began Marist Mission in Australia. There is a plaque to... (Read more)
01/06/2010: General House
Changing of the guard in the Marist Pacific - New provincials for Melbourne and New Zealand
Brother Superior General and his Council, in ordinary session on 3 May 2010, appointed Brother Julian Casey Provincial of the Province of Melbourne for a second three year term, and Brother David McDonald... (Read more)
27/05/2010: General House
Association with the Marist Family - The affiliation to the institute of Hans Wennink
On Tuesday 27 April, during the celebration of the Eucharist and in the presence of the General Council, thirteen new Provincials in Rome for their meeting with the General Council and Paulien, his wife,... (Read more)
08/05/2010: Italy
Celebration at San Leone Magno - Brother Flavio Testa completes 100 years
Born in Castel Madama (Italy) on 2 May 1910, Brother Flavio Testa has achieved a century of life. His 100th birthday was celebrated at the Colegio San Leone Magno of Rome, where he is a member of the community.... (Read more)
06/05/2010: Greece
Marist Spirituality: Action 60 - Lycée Léonin in Néa Smyrni
It was in Greece that the 60th action of animation on Marist Spirituality directed from Rome (Fr. Teofilo Minga) was held. On the occasion, Brother Mathieu Lévantinos, Director General of our schools in... (Read more)
04/05/2010: Brazil
Province «Brasil Centro-Norte» - Meeting of community Superiors
The Provincial, Br. Wellington Medeiros, had the opportunity to speak to the community superiors at the beginning of the meeting (Brasília, 8-10 April). It was the first time that the new provincial government... (Read more)
02/05/2010: Brazil
Perpetual Profession - Marist Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul »
Brother Fábio BETTONI took perpetual vows on 17 April 2010, during a ceremony in the parish church of his hometown, Herval d’Oeste, in Santa Catarina (Brasil). His consecration of himself to God took... (Read more)
28/04/2010: General House
Marial reflections - Mary During the month of May
On April third, Holy Saturday, a Marial paraliturgy: « The Hour of the Mother », has just ended at Saint Mary Major. In the celebration of the liturgy of the word, Byzantine strophes have alternated with... (Read more)
27/04/2010: Argentina
Marist Apostolic Spirituality - V Meeting of the Inter-American Network of MAS and XV Meeting of the Latin-American Network
The Inter-American Network of MAS met in Lujan – Buenos Aires – (Argentine). Work began on Thursday 8/04 and finished on the evening of 15/04. Among those present were the various MAS delegates coming... (Read more)
26/04/2010: General House
Branches of the Marist Family - Marist Family General Councils meeting
The General Councils of each branch of the Marist Family (Marist Brothers, Marist Sisters, Marist Fathers and Brothers, Marist Missionary Sisters) held their annual meeting at the Marist Brothers Renewal... (Read more)
23/04/2010: Spain
SENDEROS: the PATHS traversed - Beacons from Los Negrales
Holy Week marked the halfway point of our SENDEROS Programme. The passing of the first two months may be compared with the migration of the storks, observed almost every day by some Brothers of the group... (Read more)
22/04/2010: Australia
Province of Sydney - Brother Jeffrey Crowe’s second mandate as Provincial
Brother Superior General and his Council, in their ordinary session of 16 March 2010, have appointed Brother Jeffrey Crowe as Provincial of Sydney for a second three year term, starting on 19 December... (Read more)
20/04/2010: France
Brother Maurice Berquet takes up his duties as Provincial - III Chapter of the Province of the Hermitage
The house of Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage (France) hosted the 56 participants in the III Provincial ChapterChapter, 49 Brothers and 7 lay people. It was this provincial gesture that was desired for the inauguration... (Read more)
10/04/2010: Brazil
With Mary, go in haste towards a new land - Strategic Plan of the Province of « Brasil Centro-Sul »
Throughout 2009, the Provincial Council consecrated part of its time to working out the Province strategic plan, as an instrument for facilitating reflection after the General Chapter on the motto: « With... (Read more)
08/04/2010: General House
Br. Teofilo Minga on Marist Laity - 3/4 - The Structure of the document “Gathered around the same table”
Brother Teófilo, Coordinator in Rome of the Mission AD GENTES Project gave in October 2009 an extensive interview to the Portuguese weekly newspaper: “Notícias de Chaves” on Marist laity and the recently... (Read more)
25/03/2010: Italy
Marist Family - International Spiritual Renewal Experience
On March 1st all roads led to Manziana, Rome, as the Marist Renewal Team, Brother Barry FMS, Sister Janice SMSM, Father David SM, Sister Marie SM and Brothers Anthony and Andrew FMS awaited the arrival... (Read more)
24/03/2010: Italy
Perpetual profession mediterranea province - Brother Daniel Pardo makes final vows in Giuliano
On February 27, Brother Daniel Pardo made his perpetual profession in Naples, at the Giugliano school-chapel in the presence of his mother, his relatives, many Brothers of his Province. the Generalate... (Read more)
23/03/2010: Spain
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the monastery in Avellanes - A new disc from Kairoi
During the year 2010 the centenary of the Marist presence in at the monastery in Avellanes (Lerida) is being celebrated. Because of this, Kairoi is putting out a new album which will reflect the spirit... (Read more)
19/03/2010: Ecuador
Norandina Province - The Brothers of Ecuador – One-week Annual Retreat
From the evening of February 10 through the morning of the 16th, twenty brothers and four lay people had a five-day encounter with the Lord and with one another. All of us took this short time to be away... (Read more)
05/03/2010: General House
Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) - An Assembly discusses the subject of Marist Brasil
The sixth ordinary General Assembly of the Marist Union of Brasil (UMBRASIL) was held in the « Vila Champagnat »,in Brazlândia (DF), starting on 25 February. For two days, the representatives of the three... (Read more)
03/03/2010: Nigeria
“Go in haste with Mary and Champagnat to a New Land.” - Assembly of Province of Nigeria on the 21st General Chapter
After living the rich and grace-filled moments of the 21st General Chapter, the Provincial knowing the necessity of the fundamental calls of chapter decided to call a Provincial Assembly in order to sensitize... (Read more)
02/03/2010: Belgium
West Central Europe - Provincial Chapter - 12 to 17 February 2010
The Brothers gathered together in Ciney, Belgium, following a number of changes in the Province. Brother Joe had been elected to the position of Vicar General and Brother Brendan had been elected Provincial... (Read more)
28/02/2010: Spain
New digital image of the Monastery inaugurated - 100 years of Marist presence in Avellanes
Within the framework of the celebration of the centenary of the presence of the Marists in Les Avellanes, we present you with the new digital image of the monastery through the new web portal you can find... (Read more)
16/02/2010: Madagascar
Apostolic Spirituality and charism of Marcellin Champagnat - Mahatamana Marist Camp
The General Chapter of the Marist Brothers in 2001 requested that the Marist Apostolic Spirituality and charism of Marcellin Champagnat be encouraged and be made more accessible to a wider audience. Amongst... (Read more)
16/02/2010: Spain
«Senderos» (Pathways) Course - Formation for Brothers between the ages of 40 and 55
On 4 February, in the house of the Claretian Fathers in Los Negrales, the SENDEROS course began for Brothers aged from 40 to 55. The animator-directors of the course are Brothers José Javier Espinosa Marticorena... (Read more)
10/02/2010: Colombia
New Provincial - Brother Libardo Garzon - Norandina’s Third Provincial Chapter
Fusagasuga was the site of Norandina’s third Provincial Chapter, held at the De la Salle center near Bogota, from December 12-16, 2009. The Chapter marked the start of the Provincialship of Brother Jose... (Read more)
06/02/2010: Spain
“Gabella” Coordinates Three Projects - Marist Brothers in Barcelona’s Gótico Neighborhood
Many transformations have occurred in Barcelona’s Gótico district over recent years. Real estate speculation caused the departure of many long-time neighborhood families, leaving an elderly population... (Read more)
25/01/2010: Australia
Concurrent Provincial Chapters - Marist life in Oceania
At their meeting with the General Council in Auckland in May 2008, the Provincial and District Councils of the Oceania made a number of commitments for regional cooperation that were published soon afterwards.... (Read more)
22/01/2010: Spain
Brother Oscar Martin New Provincial - Compostela Province - Third Chapter
Compostela Province held its third Chapter in Valladolid; in attendance were twenty-seven Capitular Brothers and ten invited lay people. The Compostela Province came into existence just six years ago.... (Read more)
21/01/2010: Brazil
Professions at Mendès – December 2009 - Young brothers of « Brasil Centro-Norte »
The closing day of the Provincial Assembly in Mendès, 13 December, was a very important moment. During the celebration of the Eucharist, three young men made their first religious profession: José Augusto... (Read more)
20/01/2010: Brazil
Province of Brazil Central-South - Brother Antonio Luiz da Costa pronounces perpetual vows
On December 21, 2009, in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, at the close of the province retreat, Brother Antonio Luiz da Costa made his perpetual profession, in the Province of Brazil Central-South.Read more)
19/01/2010: Rwanda
Rwanda from December 27-30 - III Provincial Chapter of the Marist Province of Africa Central East
The III Provincial Chapter of the Marist Province of Africa Central East (PACE) has gathered at Butare, Rwanda from December 27-30, 2009 in order to begin the provincialate of Bro. Valentin Djawu who takes... (Read more)
14/01/2010: Spain
Major themes for the new governance team - Third Provincial Chapter of the Iberica province
The Iberica province celebrated its third provincial chapter December 27-29, 2009 in Lardero (La Rioja). There were 37 brothers capitulants present, along with councilor general Br. Antonio Ramalho, delegate... (Read more)
13/01/2010: General House
Activities of this Commission since 2000 - The Commission on the Religious Life and archivum
Like on a race-course where a sprint has just concluded, the Commission on the Religious Life has just classed 1084 documents which retrace the activities of this Commission since 2000 up until the present... (Read more)
12/01/2010: Spain
Inauguration of the centenary - 100 years of Marist presence in el Monasterio de les Avellanes
On the 2nd of January, the Marist family of Catalonia gathered, as they traditionally do, in the house of les Avellanes to celebrate with the older Brothers the anniversary of the foundation of the Institute.Read more)
11/01/2010: Spain
Province Mediterránea - Third Provincial Chapter of Mediterranea Province
The third Provincial Chapter of Mediterranea Province began on December 26, 2009 at Guardamar, in the presence of the participating Brothers and lay people. In addition, Superior General, Brother Emili... (Read more)
08/01/2010: Mexico
«Washing the feet of one another.» - Province of Mexico Central: a Three-year Term Gets Under Way
With the official appointment of Brother Ricardo Reynozo Ramirez as Provincial, the Mexico Central’s XIV Provincial Chapter began on December 19, 2009. Brother Ricardo has begun a three-year term running... (Read more)
05/01/2010: Spain
« We carry Tui in our hearts » - The Marist Brothers receive the Gold Medal of the « Concello de Tui »
Emotion overcame him in his speech during the official presentation to the Marist Brothers of the Gold Medal of the « Concello de Tui ». « We carry Tui in our hearts », said the Provincial Superior, Primitivo... (Read more)
04/01/2010: General House
To say goodbye - By way of message - Course “Amanecer“: Brothers of the “third age”
The Third Age group of Spanish- and Portugese-speaking Brothers have completed their two month course successfully. The DAWN programme was followed in its fullness and the personal and community evaluations... (Read more)
28/12/2009: Spain
Province of Mediterránea - Animation Team of the Fraternities (EAF)
During the first three months of the course 2009-2010, and under the slogan “The Fraternities… WE CHOOSE LIFE. Life Project of the CHMMF”, the fraternities of the Marist Province of Mediterránea have... (Read more)
24/12/2009: General House
Brother Maurice Berquet appointed Provincial - New Provincial of the Province of the Hermitage
The General Council, in its meeting of 4 December 2009, appointed Brother Maurice Berquet as Provincial of the Province of l’Hermitage for a three year period, commencing on 7 April 2010. The Brothers... (Read more)
24/12/2009: General House
Brother Valentin sDjawu succeeds Brother Eugène Kabanguka - New Provincial for East Central Africa
On 4 December 2009, at the ordinary meeting of the General Council, Brother Valentin Djawu Lungumbu Wambo was appointed Provincial of East Central Africa, replacing Brother Eugène Kabanguka, elected ... (Read more)
22/12/2009: Mexico
Great and marvellous companion, apostle of education - Centenary of Brother Serafin García González
In this historic corner of Mexico, Morelia, the 12th of September was an exceptional day for our dear Institute on the occasion of the centenary of our dear Brother Serafin, originally from Spain, Cervera... (Read more)
22/12/2009: Colombia
Brother Libardo takes up office as Provincial - III Provincial Chapter of Norandina
From 12 to 16 December 2009, the III Provincial Chapter of Norandina met in Fusagasugá, the house of the De la Salle Brothers, near Bogotá. The Chapter installed as Provincial of the Province of Norandina... (Read more)
21/12/2009: Netherlands
Brother Brendan Geary takes the place of Brother Joseph McKee - New Provincial for the Province of West Central Europe

In its session of 4 December 2009, the General Council decided to appoint Brother Brendan Geary as Provincial of the West Central Europe Province for a three year term, commencing on 13 February... (Read more)

20/12/2009: Brazil
The Provincial Chapter chooses the new Council - Beginning of a three year term, 2010-2012, in the Province « Rio Grande do Sul »
Brother Inácio Etges, new Provincial of the Province of « Rio Grande do Sul », took possession of his responsibilities on Tuesday, 8 December, in the presence of the members of the third Provincial Chapter... (Read more)
19/12/2009: Canada
So as to begin to appropriate its spirit - Day for community Animators
A General Chapter is a very important time for the Institute, but it also supposes that it initiates a ferment of life throughout the eight years leading up to the next one. It was in this spirit that,... (Read more)
17/12/2009: Brazil
The new Provincial takes up his charge - Provincial Chapter - «Brasil Centro-Norte»
The unity of the Province of «Brasil Centro-Norte» will be the biggest challenge facing the new Provincial, Brother Wellington Mousinho. His predecessor, Brother Claudino Falchetto, addressed him some... (Read more)
15/12/2009: Brazil
3rd Provincial Chapter - Major orientations of the Marist Network of Rio Grande do Sul
The 8th of December saw the opening of the 3rd Provincial Chapter, an assembly of a deliberative nature which will establish the general objectives for the activities of the Marist Network for the next... (Read more)
11/12/2009: General House
07/10/2007 - 07/10/2008 - 63 echos of the Year of Spirituality
Readers of our Website have available, in « digital book » form, 63 echos which appeared on our page throughout the Year of Spirituality. The fact that they have been put together allows easier consultation.... (Read more)
06/12/2009: Italy
A certain art in growing old - How a Brother’s life can be a full one
Brother Mario Iori was born in 1922 at Turania, in the Latium, not far from Rome. For some years he has been in the rest home at Carmagnola. There he fills his days in writing. His latest work is a very... (Read more)
04/12/2009: United States
Province of United States of America - Brother Ben Consigli appointed as Provincial
Brother Superior General and his Council have appointed Brother Ben Consigli as Provincial of the Province of the USA for a period of three years, beginning from 12 November 2009. At the recently concluded... (Read more)
27/11/2009: Spain
A great opportunity - Vocation Ministry
We needed super-man and super-women for our Vocation Ministry and finally during this weekend, we have found them. For the first time we have called together the Local Delegates of our Vocation Ministry... (Read more)
26/11/2009: Brazil
Moments lived in Rome - In the south of Brasil, Marists share experiences of the XXI General Chapter
Dozens of Brothers, lay people from the schools and Social Centres, members of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family, and collaborators of the Rio Grande do Sul Province gathered to share experiences... (Read more)
25/11/2009: Argentina
The new Provincial takes possession - Provincial Chapter « Cruz del Sur »
At Luján, Argentine, Brothers and laity have had the opportunity of sharing a very agreeable and significant time in the progress of the Marist life of Cruz del Sur and of the District of Paraguay.Read more)
23/11/2009: Spain
Change of superior in the Province of Ibérica - Br. Ambrosio Alonso, new Provincial
Brother Superior General and his Council, at their meeting of 3 November 2009, appointed as Provincial of the Province of Ibérica, Brother Ambrosio Alonso Díez for a three year period. Br. Ambrosio was... (Read more)
21/11/2009: Mexico
New Provincial of México Occidental - Eduardo Navarro de la Torre
In its meeting of 3 November 2009, the General Council decided to appoint Br. Eduardo Navarro de la Torre as Provincial of México Occidental for the next three years. His mandate will commence on 23 December... (Read more)
19/11/2009: Spain
Changes in the Province of Compostela - Òscar Vicario new Provincial
Brother Superior General and his Council have appointed Brother Óscar Martín Vicario as Provincial of the Province of Compostela for a period of three years, beginning from 2 January 2010. Óscar’s great... (Read more)
18/11/2009: Nigeria
Province of Nigeria - On-going formation program
On the 23rd-24th Oct, 2009, ten Brothers on Temporary Vows had a seminal and their meeting as part of the On-going formation program designed by the Province. The seminal was based on Dettachment. This... (Read more)
11/11/2009: Canada
A first in our Marist Province! - A week of reflexion and retreat at Valcartier
The members of the councils of administration of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family of Canada (MCFMC) and of the Marist Movement of Quebec (MMQ) with a few Brothers gave themselves up to a end... (Read more)
19/10/2009: Canada
Notre Dame de Grace Church - Marian Exhibit in Saguenay City, Quebec
The Notre-Dame de La Salette Catholic Center of Chicoutimi asked that a Marian Exhibit once again be set up in the city of Saguenay (September 17 to 24). The beginnings of the Center go back to Michel... (Read more)
14/10/2009: Hungary
A Unique Marist School - Marist presence at the school Szent Pál de Karcag
September 1 witnessed the start, not only of classes but of a new Marist presence at the school bearing the name, Szent Pál de Karcag. Up to this year the school had been run by the local government.... (Read more)
13/10/2009: General House
Br. Henri Vergès and the Algerian martyrs - The cause of the martyrs of Algeria: meeting of the historians’ commission
From 2 to 5 September 2009, the commission of historians for the cause of the martyrs of Algeria met at the general house of the Trappists, Rome.

This commission is composed of three historians:... (Read more)
08/10/2009: Lebanon
We are not “islands” - Lebanon-Syria: new animation team
From 5 to 12 August we held the first meeting of the Lebanon-Syria Zone team: a week of intense work, in an atmosphere of communion and brotherhood. This week allowed us to begin the process of community... (Read more)
23/09/2009: Pakistan
- “Water from the Rock” in Urdu translation
“Chatan say Pani” is the Urdu name for the document, “Water from the Rock,” the first Marist document to be printed in the widespread Urdu tongue. The Marist Brothers have been present in Pakistan since... (Read more)
14/09/2009: General House
Marist Brothers Anniversary - Seventy-five Years in Uruguay
This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Marist Brothers’ arrival in Uruguay. In order to mark the occasion, a special social project was undertaken: the construction of twenty sanitary units... (Read more)
11/09/2009: Canada
16 to 20 August 2009 - Meeting of Provincials of Arco Norte
During these recent years, the provinces of the Institute, at the invitation of the General Council, have been regrouping themselves into 7 large Regions, in order to share the life, challenges, and needs... (Read more)
07/09/2009: Mexico
Summer community for students - A proposal from the Province of México Occidental
With the approach of the school vacations, from 14 July to 7 August, we brought together in Loma Bonita (former provincial house) the students’ community for the summer. This year we formed 15 lay people,... (Read more)
26/08/2009: Greece
Christ at the centre, in the manner of Mary - Retreat with the Marist Brothers in Greece

Our Brothers have two important schools in Athens, each with nearly 2000 students, at Nea-Smyrna and at Patissia. Some years ago, the Brothers built a residence apart from the colleges, in the suburb... (Read more)

25/08/2009: Mexico
News from the Province Mexico Central Province - Brother Ricardo Reynoso named new Provincial
Brother Ricardo Reynoso Ramirez has been appointed Provincial of the Mexico Central Province for a three-year term of office, 2009 to 2012. He will assume the position in the course of the Provincial... (Read more)
21/08/2009: Ghana
Accra - 3-8 August 2009 - IV District Chapter – West Africa
We - 14 capitulants and 2 invited chapter members, have been meeting for four days in Accra to celebrate the IV District Chapter. During the Chapter we shared our brotherhood with one another. We shared... (Read more)
11/08/2009: Brazil
Brasil Centro-Norte 2009 - 2012 - Br. Wellington Mousinho de Medeiros is the new Provincial
Brother Wellington Mousinho de Medeiros has been appointed by Brother Superior General and his Council as the new Provincial of the Marist Province of Brasil Centro-Norte for a three year period from... (Read more)
10/08/2009: Haiti
Five Young Haitians Make First Vows in Dame-Marie - First Professions in Haiti
On June 20, we were five Brothers - Adelson, Beaudel, Fabrice, Elysée and Parnel - who decided to offer our “yes” to the Lord, in a very symbolic ceremony that took place in the presence of our Brothers,... (Read more)
28/07/2009: General House
What we’ve done - Religious Life Commission
Even before the start of the Spirituality Year, the Commission had conducted a few activities in connection with the booklet « Water from the Rock. » In fact, even after the conclusion of the Spirituality... (Read more)
08/07/2009: Madagascar
Jubilee - 5o years of marist presence in Antananarivo
Marist Brothers and lay collaborators celebrated 50 years of Champagnat School in Antananarivo, Madagascar on 4, 5 and 6th June 2009. The occasion was marked by student participation in various sports... (Read more)
04/07/2009: Philippines
29 Student Brothers and 8 Staff Brothers - The community of Marist Asia Pacific Center (MAPAC)
After a week of Orientation, our first semester at the Marist Asia Pacific Center (MAPAC) commenced on June 8 for our 29 Student Brothers and 8 Staff Brothers. Our chaplain is Father Simon Kewandi (seated... (Read more)
29/06/2009: Mexico
In Mexico - The Generous “Yes” of Six Little Brothers of Mary
June 14th marked the occasion of a first profession. There were six of us who conse-crated our lives to the Lord: Beto, Vale, Toño, Adàn, Mario and Pedro. The phrase we used to sum up the occasion was,... (Read more)
08/06/2009: General House
Water from the Rock - Second session on Marist spirituality
On Friday 29 May, the second meeting on Marist Spirituality took place for the team of lay people working in the General House in Rome. The meeting had as objective to give us a deeper knowledge of the... (Read more)
29/05/2009: Brazil
Perpetual profession of two Brothers - Marist Province of Central-South Brasil
On Sunday 17 May 2009, Brothers Antônio Quintiliano da Silva and José Aderlan Brandão Nascimento, of the Province « Central-South Brasil », pronounced their perpetual vows. The two Brothers are the fruit... (Read more)
14/05/2009: Venezuela
New Hearts for a New World - IV Interamerican Meeting on Marist Apostolic Spirituality
“Daily experiences are special places of encounter with God. We find God’s presence in creation, in the events of every day – work and relationships, silence and noise, joys and sorrows, achievements and... (Read more)
05/05/2009: Kenya
A present for the provinces of Africa - « Water from the Rock » – Popular edition for Africa
Passing through Nairobi, Br. Teófilo took the opportunity to thank M. José Saldanha for a gift he has offered to all Marist Africa: 1 000 copies of «Water from the Rock ». M. José Saldanha is administrator... (Read more)
29/04/2009: Spain
Study the Statute of Provincial Secretary - Provincial Secretaries of Europe at Guardamar
On the 15th and 16th of April 2009 there was a gathering in Guardamar of the Provincial Secretaries of the Marist provinces of Europe: Br. Segundo Barragán (Ibérica), Srta. Lorena Boronat (Archives Mediterranea),... (Read more)
27/04/2009: Sri Lanka
The life of a Marist apostle - Marist spirituality seminar
As the bus pulled in to the premises of the Marcellin Nivasa at 5.30 p.m. on Friday the 20th of March 2009, the invited participants from Negombo area got in to the bus very happily. They were males and... (Read more)
21/04/2009: Pakistan
Weekend session in Peshawar - Water from the Rock - Province of South Asia
On 13th and 14th of March, a session on Marist Spirituality was held at Peshawar for the Brothers working in the provincial sector of Pakistan. Almost all the Brothers of the sector met at Peshawar. We... (Read more)
20/04/2009: Cuba
First Profession in Cuba - Interview with Brother Jesus Bayo
Recently, for the first time since the Marist Brothers returned to Cuba, a profession of first vows has taken place. In connection with the profession, we interviewed Brother Jesus Bayo who was Novice... (Read more)
17/04/2009: Cuba
First profession of Br. Yoandi González - Marist life returns to Cuba
On 25 March, solemnity of the Annunciation, we celebrated in Cuba an event which brought us joy and gratitude to God, the first vows of Yoandi González Gómez, our first Cuban Marist Brother since the refoundation... (Read more)
16/04/2009: Greece
The spirituality of St Marcellin Champagnat - Marist educational community of Athens
Could Marist spirituality help us in our mission as Christian educators? That was the question discussed on 7 February 2009 during a day of reflection in Athens organised by the Formation Team of Marist... (Read more)
14/04/2009: Uruguay
Anniversary festivities get under way - Marist Brothers - 75 Years in Uruguay
On February 2, l934, Brothers Macario Luis, Eugenio Luis, Ciro José, León Vidal and Félix Bernardino arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay in order to open the Santa Maria School. Thus, the year 2009 is a celebratory... (Read more)
14/04/2009: General House
Recovering the riches of the Founder - Ten years on from the Canonization (VI)
In this effort of rereading the Founder, there are many nuances. For Cardinal Poupard « Marcellin has contributed to the enriching of popular culture. Thanks to him and to many others, the Church has done... (Read more)
09/04/2009: Malawi
Champagnat: faith in action - Horizons program – Water from the Rock
Marcellin Champagnat’s deep and profound faith indicates his personal feelings and conviction of being loved by Jesus and called by Mary. His experience helped him to discover his limitations which in... (Read more)
09/04/2009: Pakistan
… A moment of grace to meet and know God - Water from the Rock
Water from the Rock, the Gospel based, Gospel interoperated, meaningful and powerful document has come to each Brother and the Lay Marists as blessings in disguise. It has come to me as a very meaningful... (Read more)
01/04/2009: India
Marist Spirituality: A Spirituality of Passion and Compassion - Personal Reflection on ‘Water from the Rock’
On 7th and 8th of March, 2009 the Marist Brothers in Tamilnadu, India gathered at the Carmelite Spirituality Centre for a two days workshop on Marist Spirituality. During these two days, all our reflections... (Read more)
30/03/2009: Pakistan
‘All can be moments of grace to meet and Know God’ - Session on Water from the Rock
Pakistan! The country which seems to be quite dangerous for the International world, a place of extremists and terrorists, the country which seems to be quite unsafe for those for whom life is very dear,... (Read more)
16/03/2009: Spain
Province of Mediterránea - Summary of the year of spirituality activities
During the Year of Spirituality, the Brothers of the Mediterránea Province organized a variety of activities to help us grow in this most important aspect of our life. We joined in prayer with the entire... (Read more)
09/02/2009: Venezuela
The founding elements of Marist spirituality - Reflections after a retreat on Water from the Rock
The world of the spirituality is the raison d’être of our Marist consecrated life. That is unquestionable. But I wonder: What is the basis of this spirituality? Where does it come from? What is this living... (Read more)
05/02/2009: Brazil
Spiritual retreats - Retreats in the Province of Brazil Centro-Norte
Then end of the year 2008 and the beginning of the year 2009 were marked by to spiritual retreats whose theme was from the Year of Spirituality and the document “water from the Rock. The first retreat,... (Read more)
04/02/2009: Nigeria
Marist Province of Nigeria - Closing of the Year of Spirituality
The Spirituality Commission of the Marist Province of Nigeria set aside the evening of Monday 15th December to the afternoon of Wednesday 17th December, 2008 to mark the closing of the Year of Spirituality... (Read more)
21/01/2009: Venezuela
Water from the Rock, life-giving spring! - Retreat for Brothers and Lay Marist people in Los Teques
From 17 to 23 of December, we have met, during the Advent season, in front of the Crib of Bethlehem, one of the inspiring places of our spirituality. We were 39 Brothers and 3 Lay Marist people from Venezuela... (Read more)
02/12/2008: Belgium
Journey beyond the Spirituality Year - Day of Reflection and Prayer in Habay
On Saturday, October 25, Brothers and lay people to the tune of about twenty all together, met at in Habay-la-Vieille, Belgium, for a day of prayer and reflection on the Spirituality Year just then drawing... (Read more)
26/11/2008: General House
Thank you, Our Lady - Closing of the of the Year of Spirituality
On November 7, the staff of the Generalate gathered to bring the Year of Spirituality to an official conclusion with a prayer service and dinner. The service was led by Brother Teófilo Minga and unfolded... (Read more)
20/11/2008: Ghana
Living signs of the father’s tenderness - A reflection on the “Water from the Rock”
Since my return from the workshop on Marist Spirituality in Nairobi, I have been talking a lot about the Water from the Rock to Brothers and lay people. I was invited to give a report about the workshop... (Read more)
31/10/2008: Kenya
Lay Leaders and Brothers in Africa and Madagascar - Letter to the participants in the Nairobi Seminar on Marist Spirituality
From September 18 to 31, a group of lay people and brothers gathered in Nairobi to take part in a course led by Brothers Teófilo Minga and Pau Fornells. The main goal of the pro-gram is to prepare lay... (Read more)
27/10/2008: Australia
Marist Animators’ Course - A study of Marist Spiritual Patrimony of Sydney Province
On Sunday, 28th September 2008 twenty participants, eight Marist Brothers and twelve Lay men and women, began a study program centered on the life of the Founder. The five day intensive program held at... (Read more)
23/10/2008: General House
And Now What? - The Marist Year of Spirituality Draws to a Close
Although the Year of Spirituality has come to an end, spirituality itself necessarily con-tinues on its way. Spirituality never ends, because it concerns an ongoing encounter with God. As “Water from... (Read more)
12/10/2008: Italy
Meeting Based on Marcellin’s Charism, Refreshment for the New School Year - The Marist Brothers’ School in Giuliano, Naples
Whenever the new school year gets underway, everyone starts breathing in the air of a Grand Prix or NASCAR competition. You see everyone so busy, class lists in their hands, while meetings are taking... (Read more)
08/10/2008: Madagascar
Year of Spirituality - Retreat at Madagascar
It was good to have this retreat on the book “Water from the Rock”, during the year consecrated to Marist spirituality: it is true that the document was distributed in our communities months ago. But as... (Read more)
06/10/2008: Kenya
Short Course on Marist Spirituality - Orientation Workshop for Champagnat Lay Leaders in Africa and Madagascar
From September 18 to 31, a group of lay people gathered in Nairobi to take part in a course led by Brothers Teófilo Minga and Pau Fornells. The main goal of the pro-gram is to prepare lay people who are... (Read more)
01/10/2008: General House
Marist Spirituality - “Water from the Rock” to the laypeople employed by the General House
On 12th September this year, at the General House in Rome, Fr. Teófilo Minga held a presentation of “Water from the Rock – Marist Spirituality flowing from the tradition of Marcellin Champagnat”. His presentation... (Read more)
29/09/2008: Cameroon
A personal reflection - Year of spirituality – retreat in Cameroon
In the first place, I must confess that this retreat has been very enriching for me. I had never previously lived through such an enriching experience of spirituality. The reason is simple: during this... (Read more)
26/09/2008: Madagascar
Year of Marist Spirituality - Water from the Rock Comes to Ihosy
As a way to begin the new school year, September 2 was consecrated to Marist Spiri-tuality. A meeting took place for twenty-one teachers from the FMS school in Ihosy. In fact, other Catholic schools... (Read more)
23/09/2008: Cameroon
Year of Spirituality - Annual retreat in Cameroon
The Annual retreat of the Brothers in Cameroon took place in Tatum from the 4th to the 10th of August 2008. It was based on the theme Marist Spirituality as articulated in the book Water from the Rock.Read more)
22/09/2008: Madagascar
«Brother, receive this book…» - Brothers’ retreat and Year of Marist Spirituality
The second retreat for Brothers in Madagascar was held from August 25 – 31, 2008 at the Reception Center which is also the Provincial house. As we are living out the Year of Marist Spirituality within... (Read more)
12/09/2008: Cameroon
Year of Spirituality - Cameroun Retreat
The theme of the retreat was most welcomed and it helped understanding better the book Water from the Rock. It was very inspiring and suitable for the Marist Spirituality year. It was very enriching,... (Read more)
24/08/2008: Thailand
Year of spirituality - Ad gentes retreat based on “Water from the Rock”
After this retreat I feel obliged to thank all those who had been working in the wonderful book “WATER FROM THE ROCK”. It is a gift from the Holy Spirit to the whole Congregation. The sharing we have had... (Read more)
23/08/2008: Spain
Meeting of Brothers and Lay people in Valladolid - A retreat based on Water from the Rock
A good number of the members of the now defunct European Network of Spirituality wanted to make a retreat together in the Marist house of Valladolid. This house, once the international Juniorate, is very... (Read more)
08/08/2008: Philippines
Year of Spirituality - A quick reading of Water from the Rock in Manila
On June 16, 2008, during celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Marist Brothers presence in the Philippines, at the Marist school in Manila, there was an initial session for teachers on the book... (Read more)
05/08/2008: Philippines
Year of Spirituality - Marist spirituality in Philippines
The events (17 in all) held in the Marist Sector of the Philippines reached many people indeed: 950 teachers and personnel and 920 students. I hope this quantity was tied to the quality with which the... (Read more)
20/07/2008: Philippines
The presentation of the book Water from the Rock - The Notre Dame Kidapawan College Retreat
Im very grateful for the realizations in the meaningful insights shared by Br. Teofilo, FMS and Fr. Edgar Javier, SVD, who were both good and smart speakers in their respective topics. I come to realize... (Read more)
08/07/2008: Colombia
Marist Brothers’ Spirituality Year - Water from the Rock - First year scholastics offer their reflections
When we met together with him, Brother Teófilo Minga, presented the leading ideas of the Marist Brothers’ Spirituality Year. His presentations were drawn from the booklet, Water from the Rock. Brother... (Read more)
24/06/2008: Portugal
Echoes of a televised Mass - 60 years of Marist Brothers presence in Portugal
It is very easy to write an article for the WEB page when we receive it already written in finished form. That is what you will read below in a response received after the televised Mass in Lisbon, on... (Read more)
17/06/2008: Sri Lanka
Spirituality Document - ‘Water from the Rock’ in Sinhala
Our Spirituality Document ‘Water from the Rock’ in Sinhala translated by Mrs. Kamala Xavier, is now ready for printing. The translator is blind. A word of thanks to Kamala & Brs. Nicholas Fernando, Victor... (Read more)
10/06/2008: Colombia
We walk in faith, as brothers and sisters - Water from the Rock - Novitiate of Medellín
In reading and analyzing some sections of the second and third chapters of our document “Water from the Rock” we simply wanted to give shape to certain ideas that, so we believe, are important to the study... (Read more)
03/06/2008: Colombia
Marist Postulate Our Lady of L`Hermitage - Marist spirituality course with Br. Teófilo Minga
Recently we made a study of the book Water from the Rock, guided by Brother Teófilo. In doing so we were quite touched; we felt that were beginning to see how demanding this book may be for the entire... (Read more)
30/05/2008: Colombia
Water from the Rock - Interprovincial Novitiate La Valla - Medellín
“God chooses individual men and women and calls each of them by name. He leads them into the desert and there he speaks to their hearts. … By his Spirit, he transforms them constantly leading them more... (Read more)
26/05/2008: Colombia
Walking in Faith, as Brothers and Sisters - Course of Marist Spirituality at the Novitiate of Medellín
The course which Brother Teófilo gave us at the Novitiate of Medellín-Colombia, from 24 to 27 April, helped us to understand better some aspects of the recently published document, Water from the Rock.... (Read more)
20/05/2008: Paraguay
The Music of Spirituality - Brother Teófilo Minga Visits the Land of the Guarani
We are in a shanty town in the metropolitan capital, Asunción. We call it Limpio (= clean), although its name is San José de los Campos Limpios. You may interpret this “limpio” as an ideal to attain,... (Read more)
16/05/2008: Paraguay
District of Paraguay - Year of Spirituality
On April 14, 2008 at the Marist residence in Asunción, Bro. Teófilo met with all the youth ministers of Marist schools in Paraguay. The objective of the meeting was to deepen the participants’ knowledge... (Read more)
12/05/2008: Colombia
A spirituality of simplicity - Three day course with Br. Teófilo
We came to realize that our spirituality is ever active in our lives. Its presence depends on the situation and the context in which it grows and develops (people, places and situations). Our spirituality... (Read more)
05/05/2008: Italy
Signs of the tenderness of the Father, sustained by the tenderness of a Mother - Marist community of Taormina
The voice of Br. Teofilo finds a deep, responsive echo in the hearts of Brothers and lay people of the Marist community of Taormina. He invites us to reflect on the document Water from the Rock - Marist... (Read more)
02/05/2008: Spain
Itineraries of Marist Spirituality - A Formational Proposal in the Marist Province of Compostela
The Marist Province of Compostela offers to laypeople and brothers an opportunity for growth and formation called “Itineraries of Marist Spirituality” (IDEM). It is an open proposal, that stems from two... (Read more)
27/03/2008: Canada
Year of Spirituality - Retreat in Charlesbourg
How to express our gratitude for the enriching retreat which was offered to us on February 22-23-24? Moreover, we were quite surprised when arriving at Madonna House to learn that all the expenses were... (Read more)
10/03/2008: Portugal
Spirituality Year - Student Youth Ministers’ Formation at the Marist School in Lisbon
Across the Marist world, from October 7, 2007 to October 12, 2008, we are celebrating a year dedicated to “Marist Spirituality”. Given the importance and meaning of this celebration, the Pastoral Ministry... (Read more)
16/01/2008: Brazil
Following Jesus in the spirit of the Year of Spirituality - Marist Province of North Central Brazil
The Constitutions state that each year a Province is to offer to the Brothers of the Province the chance of making a retreat. In view of the great expanse of the Province of Brazil Centro Norte, the Brothers... (Read more)
09/01/2008: Canada
«Water from the Rock» flowing to the heart - Canada Province
Since the start of the Year of Spirituality last October, the Marist Brothers of Canada and their Marist lay groups have had the opportunity of drinking abundantly of the “water from the rock.” The Province... (Read more)
21/12/2007: Canada
The place of Mary in the document of Marist apostolic spirituality - Marian days in Canada
For some years now, it has been a tradition among us to offer to the Brothers and lay people a day of reflection on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Brother Bernard Beaudin (in the picture) has... (Read more)
29/11/2007: Colombia
Year of Marist Spirituality - The postulants in Manizales join the Marist world
We were happy to receive the news that the year 2008 would be dedicated to the Marist spirituality, as we consider it as a kairos, a time of special grace to come to a deeper knowledge and appreciation... (Read more)
23/11/2007: General House
Water from the Rock - The official presentation of the book Water from the Rock to the Brothers
On October 15th the book Water from the Rock was officially presented to the General House, in the course of a Marial prayer session based on the prayer which was prepared for the Year of Spirituality.... (Read more)
22/11/2007: Mozambique
Benefiting from the year of Marist spirituality - The 2nd year Novices’ retreat
A month after the launched year of the Marist Spirituality, the Novitiate Community at Matola, Maçambique, has received already its due noble benefit.
We have felt enormously enriched and humbled... (Read more)
30/10/2007: Canada
Opening moments at Château Richer and Pavillon Saint Joseph - Marist Spirituality Year gets underway in the Canada Province
The start of the Spirituality Year in the FMS Canada Province takes place at two different times, in two different venues.
On October 27, the venue was Château Richer. The presentation was made... (Read more)
26/10/2007: Portugal
Portugal Initiates Marist Spirituality Year - A Year for Discovering and for Sharing with the Entire Marist Family
Brother Teófilo Minga, Secretary of the Religious Life Commission, travelled from Rome to Portugal at the end of September and stayed in Portugal through the beginning of October. His goal was to introduce... (Read more)
16/10/2007: Belgium
Water from the Rock - Habay-la-Vieille: launching the year of Marist Spirituality
What a beautiful day we have just spent at our house in Habay, Sunday 30 September! In fact, at the initiative of the Belgian Fraternities 25 lay people (teachers, principals, young Marist animators,... (Read more)
12/10/2007: General House
Opening of the Year of Spirituality - The Prayer Chain that traveled through the Institute from East to West
In the entire Marist world, the 7th of October marked the opening of the Year of Spirituality that will continue until October of 2008. Among the initiatives developed on that day it’s important to point... (Read more)
08/06/2007: General House
Water from the rock - Marist spirituality that springs from the tradition of Marcellin Champagnat
The celebration of the Mass of the feast of Saint Marcellin was the solemn moment for making pub-lic the document on Marist Spirituality entitled “Water from the Rock”. The 20th General Chapter (2001)... (Read more)
30/11/2006: General House
The International Commission finishes its work - Eighth version of the “Marist Apostolic Spirituality”
The International Commission which has worked on the “Marist Apostolic Spirituality” document since 2004 met at Rome from the 16th to the 22nd November 2006 to concretise the eighth version of the text,... (Read more)
01/03/2005: Brazil
Marcellin’s dream - Live it today! - Ten new novices in the Province of Rio Grande do Sul
On the 2nd February, ten young men started their first year of Novitiate at the Instituto Marista Marcelino Champagnat, in Passo Fundo, Brazil. The Brother Provincial, Roque Salet, welcomed them in a simple... (Read more)
21/02/2005: Brazil
Have no fear, little flock - Eight young lives all set to go
The 2nd February was once again an occasion of thanksgiving and joy in the Province of Brasil Centro-Norte for the vocations that the Lord and our Good Mother have sent us. After a long period of accompaniment,... (Read more)
10/01/2005: Brazil
Young brothers consecrated their lives - Province of Brasil Centro-Norte
On the 22nd, 23rd and 26th December the brothers of the Province of Brasil Centro-Norte had the happy privilege of accompanying those young brothers who, in this special year devoted to vocations, consecrated... (Read more)
27/12/2004: Brazil
Marist formation through distance education - Spirituality and ethics: a challenge for the mission
On the 19th and 20th November, the Second Congress of Teleformaristas was organised by the Catholic University of Porto Alegre. Two hundred and ninety educators who work in the Marist schools and apostolic... (Read more)
06/12/2004: United States
The new logo of the Province - United States of America
The new logo for the Marist Brothers of the Province of the United States reflects two Marist sayings with which we are all familiar. The first is “All to Jesus through Mary,” and the second is “A brother... (Read more)
30/11/2004: Brazil
Provincial meeting of evangelisers - Province of Rio Grande do Sul
The Marist family of the Province of Rio do Sul has taken a step forward.
From the 21st to the 24th October, the first Provincial Meeting of Marist Evangelisers took place at Recanto Medianeira, Veranópolis.... (Read more)
17/11/2004: Argentina
Provincial Assembly and Jubilee Celebrations - Province of Cruz del Sur
On the 16th and 17th October, the first Assembly of the recently formed Province of Cruz del Sur took place in Luján, Argentina. This Province consists of brothers working in Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.... (Read more)
15/11/2004: General House
Manager or apostle? - What attracts me in the life of a brother
As in previous polls, those who vote are anonymous. This makes the interpretation of the results more difficult. For practical reasons we have grouped the responses in two blocks.

Nearly half of... (Read more)
08/11/2004: Mexico
Workshop for vocation animators in the Province of México Occidental - Preparing ourselves to Rekindle the fire
Within the scope of the celebrations of the Marist Vocation Year in the Institute, a Workshop for Vocation Animators was held in the city of Morelia (in the centre of Mexico), This workshop was organised... (Read more)
03/11/2004: Australia
A live changing experience! - The Marist Vocation Year
An enthusiastic group of young Marists aged 16 and 17 from our schools throughout NSW and Queensland gathered together at the Farmhouse at Mittagong for a forum to mark the beginning of the Marist Vocation... (Read more)
26/04/2004: General House
THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF WEST CENTRAL EUROPE - At the General House in Rome
The Provincial Council of West Central Europe et in ordinary session at the General House in Rome last weekend, April 23-25. Brothers Jacques Scholte, Provincial, John Hyland, Maurice Taildeman, Winfried... (Read more)
24/04/2004: Argentina
GOD WALKS WITH ME - Guidance for developing a Personal Life Plan
A Marist spiritual formation retreat took place in the city of Alta Gracia, Cordoba, Argentina April 16th and 17th. About 50 teachers attended this gathering - lay people and brothers, from various secondary... (Read more)
20/04/2004: Angola
THE MARISTS IN ANGOLA - 50 years presence
The Brothers of Angola are celebrating 50 years of Marist life in the country. The first Marist missionaries arrived, in fact, in 1954. During most of these years, the Brothers have lived through the sad... (Read more)
17/04/2004: General House
INTERCONGRATIONAL COURSE ON ECONOMY - Information from Brother Yvon Bédard
In our General House, the Association of General Administrators is currently running a training session on Accounting for Provincial Administrators and for those who will soon be taking over. Brother Yvon... (Read more)
16/04/2004: France
Frère Henri Vergès - Dix ans après sa mort
Le 8 mai prochain, nous célébrerons le dixième anniversaire de la mort du Frère Henri Vergès en Algérie.
1. Réunion à la Maison générale de Rome

« Nous avons vécu dans une grande communion notre... (Read more)