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22/12/2015: Sri Lanka
Asia Marists meet in first regional assembly - First Asian Mission Assembly takes place in Negombo

Marists of Asia gathered for their first regional assembly from Dec. 12 – 16 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for the participants... (Read more)

30/10/2015: Guatemala
41 participate in the first Assembly of the Marist Life and Mission - Participant labels it a ‘very important moment’ for the Institute

Forty-one participants attended the first Assembly of the Marist Life and Mission of the Arco Norte region in Guatemala City from Oct. 19 – 23. 

“I... (Read more)

22/10/2015: Madagascar
Mission Assembly in Madagascar - Strengthening communion and promoting a new relationship between brothers and laity

The Mission Assembly of the province of Madagascar took place in Fianarantsoa in September. Sixty-six Marists, including brothers and laity, participated.

They continued to reflect on... (Read more)

04/10/2015: Spain
90 participants gather at the ‘III Province Mission Assembly’ in Valladolid - Discussions focused on the Marist identity and communion between Brothers and Lay People

Ninety Marists met in Valladolid to speak about the identity of a Marist at the III Province Mission Assembly of Compostela, held from Sept. 24 – 26.

The first... (Read more)

25/06/2015: Paraguay
Paraguay Marists follow up on Nairobi meeting - The country holds its II Marist Mission Assembly

Marists of Paraguay met in Coronel Oviedo to reflect on a previous international meeting held in Nairobi which aimed at encouraging Institute members to be missionaries in their own countries.

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27/04/2015: France
Second European Assembly of the Marist Mission - Interviewe with Brother Javier Gragera

Br. Teófilo Minga interviewed Brother Javier Gragera, a member of the Preparatory Committee of the Second  European Assembly of the Marist Mission (read... (Read more)

23/04/2015: France
European Assembly of the Marist Mission - Day 4, April 16 - The day of communion

(April 16, 2015) The Assembly of l'Hermitage is coming to an end. Communion, a theme that was present during the Assembly, was highlighted today in a special way. Four groups met together, to implement... (Read more)

20/04/2015: France
Second European Assembly of the Marist Mission - Day 4 April 16 - Closing Word

Closing words of Brother Óscar Martin Vicario, Provincial de Compostela, Chairman of the European Marist Conference.

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Dear Marists of Europe,

From this house,... (Read more)

18/04/2015: France
Second European Assembly of the Marist Mission - Day 3, April 15 - The day of Mystic

15 April was a clear day of intense heat in these lands. It was more like a summer day than of spring. In the setting of our Assembly it was also a day of "intense heat". The day was devoted... (Read more)

15/04/2015: France
Second European Assembly of the Marist Mission - April 14, the second day of the Assembly

Today (April 14, the second day of the Assembly) was devoted to prophecy, a prophecy which we want to live and to put into practice in communion. The guideline of the day is, in fact, to be... (Read more)

14/04/2015: France
Second Marist European Assembly on mission - 13 to 16 April, 2015

Following the Second Marist Assembly on Mission in Nairobi, the Hermitage - Notre Dame de l’Hermitage - put on its festive garments to welcome the 55 representatives of the various provinces... (Read more)

13/04/2015: France
New Marists on Mission - Evaluation of the II AIMM

The Preparatory Commission of the Second International Assembly of the Marist Mission (II MIMA) met at Notre Dame of l'Hermitage, France, for the evaluation of the Assembly and to reflect on the... (Read more)

27/03/2015: General House
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Regional Phase

The Preparatory Commission for the II AIMM suggested that, after the meeting in Nairobi, each region would organize during 2015, a regional meeting as an opportunity to communicate the proposals and... (Read more)

17/02/2015: Spain
II MIMA: European Regional Phase - Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage, April 13-16, 2015

The II Marist International Mission Assembly that gathered under the motto of “New Marists in Mission” closed on September 27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Local and provincial... (Read more)

11/02/2015: Guatemala
Arco Norte - Regional Assembly of the Marist Mission

The final phase of the Second Marist International Mission Assembly will be the regional meeting which will be held during this year. The Arco Norte Region, with the provinces of Canada, United States,... (Read more)

25/11/2014: General House
General Administration - Meeting on the II Marist International Mission Assembly and the opening of the Montagne Year in the General House

On 6 November, memorial of the martyrs of Spain, the brothers and laity of the General Administration gathered to share about the II MIMA of Nairobi, and the opening of the Montagne Year, the first... (Read more)

22/10/2014: General House
Voices of the Fire - Message from the II Marist International Mission Assembly

It is with great joy and deep gratitude to God for the experience lived in Nairobi that we share the message of the II International Marist Mission Assembly.

The Assembly was... (Read more)

27/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - 27 Saturday: Helping the dawn to be born

The time has arrived to spread throughout the world the wisdom found in this II IMMA, the riches of the hidden treasure which has been discovered among everyone. Guided by the wisdom of the Gospel,... (Read more)

27/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Friday 26: Igniting Lives

This poem motivated the day:

Igniting lives, dreaming together of a better world for children and young people. 
Igniting lives with a... (Read more)

26/09/2014: Kenya
II International Marist Mission Assembly - September 25: Challenges and Opportunities for the Marist Charism

The new era of the Marist charism implies many things: a true renewal of the Institute; a new way of being Brothers; a new relationship between laity and brothers; new and creative styles of education,... (Read more)

25/09/2014: Kenya
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Wednesday, September 24th: A new era for the Marist charism

What resonates in our hearts? 

The Assembly is moving towards the development of its conclusions. The work proposed for this day is to review what has been experienced... (Read more)

24/09/2014: Kenya
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Tuesday, September 23rd: The young people taking part in the Assembly

Looking at the world through the eyes of young people and children

Today has been about “seeing” - How to see the world through the eyes of a child. Morning prayer... (Read more)

23/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Monday 22: New Marists in Mission

A Look into the Future of the Marist Mission

The work of the day, entrusted to the group as “seekers and explorers”, was about climbing the mountain and scanning... (Read more)

23/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Sunday, September 21st: Visit to MIC and to the Bomas of Kenya

Sunday was a day of rest for the Assembly. The morning was spent at MIC, and a cultural program was arranged for the afternoon.

The outdoor Sunday Eucharist at MIC was scheduled for ten o'clock.... (Read more)

22/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Saturday 20 September: Brothers and laity in a new spirit of communion

This day was devoted to studying the second call of the 21st General Chapter asking for a new relationship between brothers and laity. The work proposal for the day was an invitation to welcome, accompany... (Read more)

20/09/2014: Kenya
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Friday 19 September: The fire that makes us burn

Morning dawns brightly and the community gathers around a bonfire. The material symbol indicates the interior fire we feel, which is the love of God which unites us all. “This fire is the God’s... (Read more)

20/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Thursday, September 18th: sharing the road

Voices of Fire

The morning prayer dubbed “Voices of the Fire” sets the beginning of each day for the participants. The reflection of this morning was set with the... (Read more)

18/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Opening party of the II MIMA: Wednesday, September 17th

The grand opening party IIAIMM started by summoning all the participants of the Assembly with the African drum rhythms. The road to the party is accompanied by the movement of the whole body. The party... (Read more)

17/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Tuesday, September 16th: Karibu Party

The participants visit the youngest and largest community of the Institute. 

The morning of the second day was spent in an atmosphere of tranquility.  The central commission... (Read more)

17/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - A preview of the overall program

In the next twelve days I am going to relate the impressions of a naive reporter concealed amongst the members of an international and mixed Marist community. In their luggage, the participants will... (Read more)

17/09/2014: Kenya
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Arrival in Nairobi of most of the participants

Today, 15th September, the members of the hosting team worked from morning until late at night meeting passengers from thirty different flights. The stories have multiplied: delays in schedules,... (Read more)

17/09/2014: Kenya
II International Marist Mission Assembly - A great Marist International and Mixed Community

Once again I’m involved as a journalist for this page.  It is a privilege that was neither expected nor merited, but I’m willing to do this work with affection and commitment. ... (Read more)

31/08/2014: General House
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Africa welcomes the participants

Africa is, on one hand,the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. Although most paleoanthropologists considered Africa to be the oldest inhabited territory on earth, Africa,... (Read more)

14/08/2014: Kenya
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Nairobi is ready to host the II IMMA

The month of July was a month of various meetings and preparations for the II International Marist Mission Assembly (II IMMA). Br João Carlos do Prado, co-ordinator of the Preparatory Commission... (Read more)

01/07/2014: Nigeria
Preparation for the II Marist International Mission Assembly - Province of Nigeria

The Second Marist International Mission Assembly will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 16 – 27 September, 2014. In the Province of Nigeria, series of animations geared towards this event are... (Read more)

12/06/2014: Ecuador
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Provincial Phase of Norandina

From May 22 to 24, 2014, the great Marist family of Norandina met in Quito, Ecuador and realized the provincial phase of the II AIMM. We were a diverse group of 41 brothers and lay people from Venezuela,... (Read more)

10/06/2014: Mexico
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Provincial Phase México Central

On 19 May in “Quinta Soledad” the Provincial phase of the II International Marist Mission Assembly took place. Laity, youth and brothers met around the fire to dialogue and share the fruits... (Read more)

26/05/2014: Brazil
Province of Rio Grande do Sul - II IMMA Provincial Stage

On May 20, the anniversary of the birth of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, over a hundred brothers and lay people of the Province of Rio Grande do Sul, shared moments of reflection and construction of... (Read more)

23/05/2014: Brazil
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Brasil Centro-Norte completes the provincial phase

During the Second Marist International Mission Assembly (II MIMA) – to be held from September 16 to 27 in Nairobi, Kenya – the Marist Province of Brasil Centro-Norte (MPBCN) will be represented... (Read more)

28/05/2014: Philippines
Marist International Mission Assembly - Statement of the Marist family of the Philippine Sector

The Philippine Sector created a Committee composed of lay Marist Mission Partners, headed by Br. Willy Lubrico, for the consultation of MIMA statement. The Committee of five visited four Marist schools... (Read more)

26/05/2014: Spain
International Marist Mission Assembly - Assembly of the Province of Mediterránea

The Province of Mediterránea held its Provincial meeting for the II International Marist Mission Assembly in Guardamar on 10 and 11 May.

It is possible to view the records, Read more)

19/05/2014: General House
Marist International Mission Assembly - Using the #nairobi2014 hashtag

We are getting closer to the International Stage of the II Marist International Mission Assembly, to be held next September in Nairobi, Kenya. During these months several Provinces will organize their... (Read more)

15/05/2014: General House
Material for the II IMMA - Songs « New Marists in Mission »

Material for the lead-up to the II Marist  International Mission Assembly to be held in Nairobi. Songs : music and words.

In the process of preparation for the II MIMA,... (Read more)

13/05/2014: France
International Marist Mission Assembly - Provincial Assembly at the Hermitage

The Province of the Hermitage has held its Provincial Assembly in preparation for the II International Marist Mission Assembly in Nairobi. The assembly was held at the Hermitage from 6 to 9 May. Some... (Read more)

30/04/2014: Brazil
Province of Brasil Centro-Norte - Groups prepare summaries of the II MIMA local phase

The educational and social units, and the communities of Brasil Centro-Norte have integrated a team of 34 groups to participate in the II MIMA local phase, and are already preparing their discussion... (Read more)

29/04/2014: Argentina
Province of “Cruz del Sur” - Zonal Assembly in preparation for the II International Marist Mission Assembly

On Saturday, 12 April, the Zonal Preparatory Assembly of the II International Marist Mission Assembly was held in Luján, Province of Buenos Aires. Some 90 persons: Brothers, Directors, teachers,... (Read more)

06/05/2014: Brazil
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Marist Province of Brasil Centro-Sul holds its Provincial Meeting

On April 12, the Marist Province of Brasil Centro-Sul held its Provincial Meeting in preparation for the II Marist International Mission Assembly (II MIMA). The event brought together around 700 participants... (Read more)

02/05/2014: France
Marist International Mission Assembly - Provincial Phase at Notre Dame de l’Hermitage

For the local phase of the 2nd International Marist Mission Assembly IMMA), initiated in our Province in September 2013, various proposals have been made in all the countries... (Read more)

22/04/2014: Venezuela
II Marist International Mission Assembly - National phase in Venezuela

We, a group of 11 brothers, 8 lay men, and 16 lay women who live as Marists in Venezuela, met in the city of Los Teques from March 27 to 29 to generate a space for listening and fraternal dialogue.... (Read more)

23/04/2014: Brazil
Province of Rio Grande do Sul - pPreparatory meetings for the II International Marist Mission Assembly

The preparatory meetings for the II International Marist Mission Assembly (AIMM), to be held in September in Africa, are increasing throughout the Institute. Following the local meetings, it is now... (Read more)

16/04/2014: Mexico
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo are getting ready for II MIMA

In March, the preparatory meeting for the II Marist International Mission Assembly was held in the Northeast Region (Monterrey and Laredo) of the Province of Mexico Occidental. The venue... (Read more)

14/04/2014: Ecuador
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Local phase in Loja

From various places of our country on the Equator, 26 delegates of the Marist works came together to assist in the national phase of the II IMMA - Nairobi 2014. From 28 to 30 March, in Loja, brothers... (Read more)

09/04/2014: United States
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Arco Norte Captures Theme: “New Marists in Mission”

The six provinces of Arco Norte are presently immersed in the local phase of “New Marists in Mission” in anticipation of the II MIMA to take place in Nairobi this September.  From... (Read more)

04/04/2014: General House
II Marist International Mission Assembly - II MIMA Preparatory Commission Meets for Last Time

In March the members of the Preparatory Commission met for the fifth and last time in order to prepare for the II MIMA to be held in Nairobi, September 16-27, 2014.   As always, it was a happy... (Read more)

21/03/2014: Brazil
II International Marist Mission Assembly - Itinerary of preparation in the Province of Brésil Centre-Sud

Since last August, in many units of the Province, our collaborators have been taking part in celebrations and discussions in view of  preparation for the  II IMMA. The meetings consist of... (Read more)

08/03/2014: Mexico
Province of México Occidental - Preparation for II International Marist Mission Assembly

The Instituto México of Palmas, Tijuana, was the seat for the regional meeting in preparation for the II International Marist Mission Assembly. About 40 persons of the region, teachers, directors,... (Read more)

03/03/2014: General House
Are you a Marist too? - Meeting in preparation for the Marist International Mission Assembly

On February 20, the brothers and laity of the General Administration held their third meeting in preparation for the Marist International Mission Assembly, which will take place in Nairobi next September.

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13/01/2014: Brazil
Province of Brasil Centro-Norte - Local phase of the 2nd International Marist Mission Assembly (IMMA)

In a spirit of fraternity, Brothers, laity, collaborators, volunteers, teachers and students of the   Province of Brasil Centro-Norte/PMBCN commenced in May 2013 the preparatory phase for the... (Read more)

22/12/2013: General House
María Pilar Benavente Serrano - Facilitator of the preparatory commission of the II IMMA

Sr María Pilar has taken on the role of facilitator of the Preparatory Commission of the II IMMA. She was present at the Commission meeting held in Nairobi, from 22 to 27  October 2013.... (Read more)

19/12/2013: France
Province of L’Hermitage - II International Marist Mission Assembly

In the Province of L’Hermitage, after some months (June – October) of presentation of the II Mission Assembly to communities, school and social works, movements, fraternities and Marist... (Read more)

17/12/2013: Spain
Preparing for the II International Marist Mission Assembly - Meeting in Madrid, Xaudaró

The Marist house in Xaudaró Street, Madrid, seat of the Edelvives Publishing Group, the Spanish Marist Conference and the SED NGO, played host on 10 December to the first of the meetings of... (Read more)

28/11/2013: Kenya
II International Mission Assembly - Meeting of the Preparatory Commission

At the end of October the Preparatory Commission for the II International Mission Assembly met in Nairobi to plan further this most important gathering of Marists to be held in September 2014. Joining... (Read more)

25/11/2013: General House
New Marists on Mission - Preparatory Meeting for the International Marist Mission Assembly

On 21 November, the brothers and lay persons working in the General House came together to continue their process of preparation for the International Marist Mission Assembly, to be held next year... (Read more)

03/10/2013: Colombia
Province of « Norandina » - Launching of the local phase of the International Marist Mission Assembly

On Tuesday 1 September 2013, brothers, directors, teachers and employees of the Marist works of  Bogotá, Colombia, gathered at the city’s Champagnat College for the launching of the... (Read more)

23/09/2013: France
Projects and reports - General Conference – 21 September

Saturday, 21 September, began with prayer in the chapel around Fr Champagnat. Then Br Emili  explained the programme for Saturday and Monday: days for listening to information about  various... (Read more)

03/09/2013: Brazil
II International Marist Mission Assembly - La Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » creates a site for the local phase

The II International Marist Mission Assembly will be held in September 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme of « New Marists on mission ». The Assembly itself will be preceded... (Read more)

16/07/2013: Brazil
Province of « Rio Grande do Sul » Brasil - Launching of the International Marist Mission Assembly

The Province of « Rio Grande do Sul » has set out on the road leading to the II International Marist Mission Assembly (IMMA), which will be held in September 2014 at Nairobi in... (Read more)

12/06/2013: General House
New Marists in mission - II Marist International Mission Assembly

The 21st General Chapter has called us to “go with haste into a new land in the spirit of Mendes,” the first International Mission Assembly, which took place in 2007. The Preparatory Commission... (Read more)

14/05/2013: Brazil
Marist International Mission Assembly - Opening of the local phase in the Province of « Brasil Centro-Norte »

The official launching of the local phase of the 2nd  International Marist Mission Assembly (IMMA) in the province of « Brasil Centro-Norte » took place on 6 May,... (Read more)

03/05/2013: General House
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Pen drive with guidelines and subsidies sent to the Provinces

We are launching the II Marist International Mission Assembly (II IAMM). We invite all the Provinces and Districts to live this process with great intensity. It will be a great opportunity to speak... (Read more)

22/04/2013: General House
II Marist International Mission Assembly - Letter of Br. Emili Turú, Superior General

Dear Champagnat Marists. We can truly say that the celebration of the first Marist International Mission Assembly in 2007, with the entire process that unfolded in the different provinces and districts... (Read more)

12/04/2013: General House
New Marists on mission - Launching of the II International Marist Mission Assembly

This year, the feast of the Annunciation was celebrated on 8 April. In the General House, it was also the day for the launching of the  II International Marist Mission Assembly (II IMMA). The... (Read more)

08/04/2013: General House
II Marist International Mission Assembly - An invitation to celebrate and build together our Marist life and mission

The XXI General Chapter, within the context of the “new relationship bet­ween brothers and laity, seeking greater vitality together”, invited the Insti­tute as a whole to “organize... (Read more)

20/03/2013: General House
On the way to Nairobi (Kenya) - II International Marist Mission Assembly

Preparations for the II International Marist Mission Assembly have reached a new stage. From 1 to 5 March, Alice (USA), Mónica (Cruz del Sur), Br Paul (South-Asia), Br Mark (Nigeria), Frank... (Read more)

22/01/2013: General House
Nairobi 2014 - Logo of the II International Marist Mission Assembly

At its meeting from 3 to 6 December 2012 in Rome, the Preparatory Commission of the   II IMMA selected the logo for the next Assembly. They received 36 proposals from different parts of the... (Read more)

13/12/2012: General House
To the rhythm of rap and around the fire - Commission of 2nd International Mission Assembly

In our recent meeting in Rome, the young people of Nigeria expressed their desires and hopes to us  to the rhythm of rap. The power of their chant and their language stirred us in facing... (Read more)

03/12/2012: General House
New Marists in mission - The city of Nairobi will host the II International Marist Mission Assembly

Preparations for the II International Marist Mission Assembly are well under way. In June, the Preparatory Commission held its first meeting and developed the proposal relating to the project... (Read more)

17/07/2012: General House
Second International Assembly on Marist Mission - First Meeting of the Preparatory Commission

With the challenging call of the 21st General Chapter to go toward new lands like Mary, today we follow the road towards the second Assembly on Marist Mission in September 2014.

As... (Read more)