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Marist Postulants have an apostolic experience

18/08/2016: Haiti

Marist postulants from Haiti lived a beautiful apostolic experience with great joy the dream of Marcellin Champagnat of announcing Jesus and making him loved during the summer school 2016 with some students of the school ‘Escuela Fundamental de Fátima,’ of Dame-Marie, Haiti, from July 11 – 12. 

While they undergo the formative programme of the Marist Postulancy, the aspirants are studying in high school to prepare themselves as educators and they wanted to do this formative experience so that they learn how to educate by educating.

There were between 15 and 20 students in each group in five classrooms, from year 1 to year five. The guests were students with greater learning difficulties than average.

The postulants animated a lot of the cultural handicrafts activities, the singing, the dancing, the music and the physical education. One of them was the mandalas drawing. The children took part in these cultural activities with a lot of openness and joy, which provided closeness between teachers and students, a more relaxed atmosphere, a lot of concentration.

“The dedication, sleepless nights and affection of applicants led to many happy moments to students, which gives us much joy and fills our hearts,” said Brother Gustavo Cerda, formator in the postulancy.

The postulancy Les Cayes include three formators: Luis Enrique Rodríguez - animator, Jean Louis Mance and Gustavo Martín Cerda Hernández. In the 2015 – 2016 school year, four postulants in their first year, and six in their second year finished the postulancy, which lasts three years.

The Marist presence in Haiti belongs to the México Occidental province.

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