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Opening of the Marist Vocation Year

16/10/2004: Brazil

“Marcellin’s dream: Live it today!” – was the catchcry used by the school community of the Medianeira de Erechim (RS) School in Brazil for the official opening of the Marist Vocation Year. Throughout this year, this community hopes to come to a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and of vocations in the world, and to make “Champagnat’s dream” come true.
The activities started on the 8th September, the official international launching date. This topic was discussed during Religious Education classes and during times of reflection organised by the Religious Education Department. The logo, vocation prayer, the motto and the stages of formation for Marist Brothers were explained. Every group visited the Computer Room to access the Province Internet site on vocations in order to come to a greater knowledge and awareness of the Marist Brothers’ lifestyle.
The climax of the activities occurred on the 5th October when each group presented the results of their work. The students from the Infants school danced to the sound of music. The theme Fisherman for Christ referred to the Marist Brother’s commitment to Christ. The students from the Primary school presented the logo, the motto, a prayer and the call that Jesus Christ makes to every young person in their vocation.
The students from the Secondary school, after having studied and discussed in class each of the four stages of Marist formation, presented them creatively through short plays to show the stages of the Juniorate, the Postulancy, the Novitiate and the Scholasticate. This was a very special moment during which the students could better understand the life and daily activities of a young person wanting to become a Marist Brother.
Let’s continue to live Marcellin’s dream!

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