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Our Constitutions and Statutes tell us that “the General Chapter is an assembly representative of the whole Institute. It is an expression of the participation of all the Brothers in the life and mission of the Institute, as well as their coresponsibility in its government. It exercises the highest extraordinary authority”.

The 22nd General Chapter was celebrated in Rionegro (Colombia), approximately 40 km from Medellín, in September 2017.

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29/03/2018: Greece
Global charismatic family in Athens - Day of reflection on the calls of the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) After the Institute’s 22nd General Chapter, held from Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, 2017 in Rionegro, Colombia, the provincial council of the L’Hermitage province considered it necessary to reflect on its messages and conclusions.
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28/02/2018: General House
Feedback of the XXII General Chapter - 
Chapter evaluation survey is now available
(FMS Champagnat) A survey with feedback on the XXII General Chapter that was held in Rionegro, Colombia, from Sept. 8 – Oct. 20 is now available.
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01/12/2017: General House
To victims and survivors of abuse - A statement from the 22nd General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) A statement from the 22nd General Chapter of the Marist Brothers to victims and survivors of abuse
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28/11/2017: General House
Official launching of the Chapter’s message - Superior general: ‘I present you all the Chapter document’
(FMS Champagnat) The new general government officially launched the Message of the XXII General Chapter on Nov. 24 at the general house.
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24/11/2017: General House
Journeying Together as a Global Family! - Message of the XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) On Friday, Nov. 24, the Message of the 22nd General Chapter of the Marist Brothers, which was held in Rionegro, Colombia, from Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, was announced to all Marists of Champagnat.
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20/10/2017: Colombia
20th October 2017 - Closure of the XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) The morning prayer opened the last day of meeting of the Chapter Assembly. The morning was of normal work, with two sessions and, in the afternoon, the closing ceremonies of the Chapter.
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20/10/2017: Colombia
The New Beginning has already begun - Remarks by Brother Ernesto Sánchez at the closing of the XXII General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) In the final session of the XXII General Chapter, Brother Ernesto Sánchez, Superior General, made some closing remarks that were addressed to the whole Chapter assembly, to the entire Institute of the Marist Brothers, and to all those associated with Marist life and mission.
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19/10/2017: Colombia
Thursday, 19th October - Penultimate day of the General Chapter
(FMS Champagnat) Thursday’s first two sessions saw the completion of voting on the articles and statutes of chapter 4 and 5 of the revised Constitutions. Final suggestions and comments were also made to the text of the ‘Rule of Life’ document. These will be voted on Friday.
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18/10/2017: Colombia
Wednesday, October 18 - General Chapter: Voting on the Constitutions
(FMS Champagnat) While the voting progress is slow and somewhat tedious, because each article or statute requires a vote, the passing of the revised text is the fruitful completion of a much longer process of consultation and dialogue.
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17/10/2017: Colombia
Tuesday, 17th October - General Chapter – Voting on Constitutions and Statutes
(FMS Champagnat) Today’s program began with voting on the first two chapters of the revised Constitutions and Statutes. The Superior General of the De La Salle Brothers shared some thoughts with the Chapter Assembly, and capitulants discussed proposals on the Statutes of the next General Chapter and the text of the ‘Rule of Life’.
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16/10/2017: Colombia
Monday, 16th October 16 - Constitutions and ‘Rule of Life’
(FMS Champagnat) Today, the capitulants began to finalize their proposed changes to the revised text of the Constitutions and Statutes. These will be voted on tomorrow. Work began on reviewing the proposed text for the provisionally titled, ‘Rule of Life’.
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16/10/2017: Colombia
Message of the Vicar General - Br. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez
(FMS Champagnat) A greeting to all the Marists of Champagnat from all five continents! I would like to thank all the Marists that has given us the opportunity to serve the Institute during the next 8 years.
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14/10/2017: Colombia
Saturday, 14th October (Day 37) - Work on the Constitutions and Statutes, and statement on the Rights of Children
(FMS Champagnat) As in the last three days, Saturday it was also dedicated mainly to the works on the Constitutions and Statutes. There was also time to see the document on the Rights of Children prepared by a pre-chapter commission.
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13/10/2017: Colombia
Friday, October 13 - Constitutions, Statutes and Rule of Life
(FMS Champagnat) Today, October 13, the capitulants continued to work on the revision of the text of the Constitutions and Statutes, particularly on Chapter 5. From this revision, certain proposals are being formulated that will be voted on later next week. The Rule of Life was also presented.
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