Spain: Asociación Espiral, Madrid
Saints Cosmas and Damian
1889: The first Marist Brothers left for Colombia
1980: Brother Basilio participated in the Vatican at the Synod of the family
1968: The first Marist Brothers left for Paraguay
2009: Br. Emili Turù elected Superior General
Brother Econome General is in charge of the finances of the GA. He is helped by an Assistant and by several consultative meetings which he calls and over which he presides to study certain points in more detail.
The Econome General
His multiple duties are, for the most part, specified in Chapter 10 of our Constitutions and Statutes on the administration of goods, as well as in Statute 137.10.
The Assistant to the Econome General
The Assistant to the Econome General shares closely the concerns of the Econome General and assists him in most of his responsibilities.
His more particular mission covers the following tasks:
2.3.3. The International Council for Economic Affairs
This Council is defined in Statute 160.4. It generally has one annual meeting and its mission is as follows:
The Finance Committee
This Committee, presented in Statute 160.5, is composed of the Econome General who is the President, the Assistant General Econome, the person responsible for FMSI, two General Councillors, and the Administrator of the General House.
This Committee is charged with studying all questions given to the General Council that deal with economic matters The Secretary General receives the requests coming from the Provinces. He sees to it that the dossier is complete and then transmits it to the Econome General who convenes the Committee. The latter studies the matters presented, draws up a summary, and offers advice which will then help the General Council make a decision on the matters submitted to it.