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22/09/2019: Greece
New school year in Athens - Three government ministers were present at the beginning of the Lycée Léonin school year
(FMS Champagnat) On September 11 the opening ceremony of the school year was held in the large courtyard of the Marist College of Athens, the largest and oldest in the city of Athens, with a special blessing of the Church.
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21/09/2019: Singapore
Travelling together as a global family - A camp established to create links between Marist schools in the Region of East Asia
(FMS Champagnat) With the theme "Travelling together as a global family", 16 students from Marist schools in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore joined Marist Student Camp 2019 in Singapore.
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20/09/2019: Italy
Tutti Fratelli 2019 - Intercongregational program for Community Animators
(FMS Champagnat) 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.
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19/09/2019: Italy
On the Roads of San Francisco - Pilgrimage of the participants of the
(FMS Champagnat) From August 8 to October 5, 13 Brothers under the age of 45 participate in the permanent formation programme "Horizons", which takes place in Manziana. At the beginning of the journey, they made the "Camino di San Francesco", from La Verna to Assisi.
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18/09/2019: Peru
Region of South America - Meeting of the Network of Schools strengthens the development of regional projects
(FMS Champagnat) The South America Region School Network team met in Lima, Peru, on the last week of August. The objective of the meeting was to develop a model for the regional initiative.
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18/09/2019: South Africa
A Place of Mercy and Hope - Infant and Child Care Center in Addo
(FMS Champagnat) The Place of Mercy and Hope, under the banner Marist Mercy Care, is known for its mission helping the poor in the Sunday’s River Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa and has been doing so for the past 13 years.
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17/09/2019: 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
(FMS Champagnat) The act was presided over by the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara Francisco Robles Ortega together with the members of the Tribunal, and presented by Brother José Flores García, Vice Postulator of the Cause.
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17/09/2019: General House
Creating synergies to encourage the global family - Collaborative week of the General Council with the directors of the Secretariats and Departments
(FMS Champagnat) The objective of this week, held for the third time this year, is to create synergies and to work so that the animation of the Institute is carried out in a coordinated manner.
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16/09/2019: Madagascar
FMSI and Caritas Italy - News desks for 280 students at the Marist school in Antananarivo
(FMS Champagnat) Thanks to the mediation of FMSI, 280 low-income students in Antananarivo, Madagascar, will have new desks. FMSI promotes educational projects for children and young people in vulnerable areas. This project was financed by Caritas Italy.
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14/09/2019: Brazil
Strengthening Marist Volunteering - Br. Valdicer Fachi, director of CMI, visits Marist institutions in Brazil
(FMS Champagnat) Brother Valdicer Fachi, director of the WCC, visited the three Administrative Units of Brazil and UMBRASIL during the last week of August. The object of these meetings was to encourage the creation and to strengthen interprovincial volunteering, and also to provide time for formation and visibility in volunteering.
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13/09/2019: Brazil
A century of life and love for his neighbour - 100 years of Brother Alfredo Moretti
(FMS Champagnat) On September 5, the Province of Brasil-Centro-Sul celebrated a very special event: the centenary of the birth of Brother Alfredo Moretti.
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12/09/2019: Mexico
Enriching the Teaching of Interiority - Interiority Workshops in the Province of México Occidental
(FMS Champagnat) 290 teachers from nine schools in the Province of México Occidental participated throughout the month of August in various interiority workshops.
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12/09/2019: Brazil
Province of Brazil Sul-Amazônia - Provincial Meeting of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family
(FMS Champagnat) From August 31st until September 1st, more than 180 Laypeople and Marist Brothers took part in the Formative Meeting of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family of the Province of Brasil Sul-Amazonia.
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11/09/2019: Spain
Putting children and young people first - 800 teachers celebrate the Marist Educator Days in Compostela
(FMS Champagnat) Some 800 teachers from the Spanish sector of the Compostela province have participated in the Marist Educator Days held in Valladolid, León and Vigo.
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11/09/2019: Italy
Journing together as a Global Family - Formation Program for candidates to the international communities
(FMS Champagnat) On August 11, the Formation Program for candidates to the international communities of the Institute began at the General House. After several weeks of preparation in Manziana, on September 27 they will be destinate to some of the International Communities of the Institute.
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10/09/2019: Brazil
America Sur Region - The regional communications team prepares for the September Committee meeting
(FMS Champagnat) The America Sur Region communications working group met in Curitiba, Brazil on August 28.
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10/09/2019: Cameroon
Challenges for the Marist mission - The political situation affects Marist schools in English-speaking regions
(FMS Champagnat) 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 the kidnapping of staff members or students or both.
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09/09/2019: El Salvador
Province of Central America - Meeting of Brothers under 55 years of age
(FMS Champagnat) 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 to meet as a family in order to encourage one another, get excited,
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09/09/2019: Brazil
Vocation Promotion in the America Sur Region - Session of theoretical and practical training on vocational culture
(FMS Champagnat) 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 animation of the five administrative units that make up the America Sur Region.
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07/09/2019: Philippines
Young Brothers among excluded people - Eleven Marist Brothers from MAPAC Lived Three Days of Immersion Experiences
(FMS Champagnat) 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 in which to work for 3 days. The IFRS provided this opportunity for all students to see, smell, touch, taste and listen to the lives of these people and learn from them.
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06/09/2019: Mozambique
Interreligious Encounter with Youth - 13 advices from Pope Francis to young people
(FMS Champagnat) 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 13 advices that the Pope Francis recommended to the young people in his speech.
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05/09/2019: South Africa
Days of prayer, reflection, silence and communion in Saint Lucia - Retreat of the Marist Youth
(FMS Champagnat) Marist Youth, South Africa have been very blessed to spend a week away (26th – 30th August 2019) on retreat in St Lucia, which is on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It was a wonderful experience for all involved, as it allowed each of us to slow down, and step outside the bustling busy lives we lead.
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05/09/2019: Mozambique
Joining the Pope in Africa - The Pope travels to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius
(FMS Champagnat) During his second trip to the African continent, the Pope visits Mozambique, Madagascarand Mauritius. Marists have a significant presence in Mozambique and Madagascar.
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04/09/2019: General House
September - October 2019 - Calendar of the General Council and directors of the Secretariats and departments
(FMS Champagnat) Calendar of September and October for the General Council and the directors of the Secretariats and other departments of the General Administration.
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03/09/2019: Italy
In Mary’s way - Retreat of Brothers and Lay People
(FMS Champagnat) As in previous years, a group of Italian Marists of Champagnat decided to gather in a peaceful place for 5 days, from 24 to 28 August, in order to reflect, to pray, to share and to dream together.
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02/09/2019: South Korea
East Asia Province - Final Vows of Br. Moses Cho
(FMS Champagnat) 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 I awake, I am still with you."
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02/09/2019: Madagascar
Province of Madagascar - Perpetual profession of Br Jean Baptiste Rakotomahefa
(FMS Champagnat) 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.
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01/09/2019: General House
The global family is growing in Africa - Almost 500 Brothers have committed their lives to the Marist vocation
(FMS Champagnat) Brothers Óscar Martin and Ken McDonald, link General Councillors for the African Region, completed, some months ago, their “contact visits” to the five administrative units of Africa and Madagascar.
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31/08/2019: Brazil
Children and violence in Latin America - Publication ensuring the rights in the daily lives of children and adolescents
(FMS Champagnat) In 2016, the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity (FMSI), an NGO of the Marist Institute, signed an agreement of collaboration with the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN). Within this framework, it was decided that it was necessary to develop research on the initiatives to eradicate violence against children in the Americas, with the collaboration of the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR).
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30/08/2019: Sri Lanka
Marist presence in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka - 5th Provincial Chapter of the South Asia Province
(FMS Champagnat) The 5th Provincial Chapter of the South Asia Province, that took place in Sri Lanka, from 22 to 24 August 2019.
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