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14/10/2015: France


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The Final day of the Colloquium began with Morning Prayer offered by Brother Tony Leon that included a review through pictures of the entire experience.

Bro. Emili Turu gave an inspiring closing address. The Three words that were the focus of his talk were:

* Flowing because of how the water of the Gier flows through each of us now and how we must at times be willing to flow upstream as a way to swim against the current or be Counter Cultural in today’s world.

* Ecosystems which was a topic spoken about much during the colloquium and how we have the capacity to greatly impact our own communities

* Magic was his final word. He used it in the context of a video we watched about a Flash Mob performance in a mall in Italy. He was actually present at the mall the day it happened. He shared how the creators of this experience produced incredible Magic for all gathered that day in just six minutes. He asked us to imagine the Magic we as Marist could similarly create in our lifetimes.

The Colloquium concluded with a beautiful mass. On the first day, participants brought water from each of their home countries and poured it into Regional bowls that were then symbolically poured into the Gier. Each participant received a small bottle of water filled from the Gier as a final parting gift. 

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