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Br. Ataíde José de Lima

Member by right | Provincial
Born: Mogi das Cruzes, (São Paulo), Brazil (13/08/1963)
Living in: Brasilia, Brazil
Province: North Central Brazil
Ataíde José de Lima

He was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo/Brazil on August 13, 1963.  When he was studying in Secondary School, he met the Marist Brothers in Campos Gerais/MG, where he was living with his parents since he was 12 years old. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History in the Federal University of Goiás/UFG and a post graduate degree in Methodology of Higher Education in the Faculty of Education in the State University of Minas Gerais/FaE-UEMG.  

He continued his formation in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, from 1982 to 1986 and made his first religious profession on December 23, 1984.  After the Scholasticate , he went to Goiania, Goiás, where he lived from 1987 to 1993.  In that city he was Director of Marist College of Goiânia/GO, where he also did the service of religious orientation in the Board of Direction and as professor of religious education.

From 1994 to 2009, he was educator in the houses of Marist formation of the Province Central Northern Brazil/PMBCN in the stages of Pre-Postulancy, Postulancy, Novitiate and Scholasticate.  From December 2009 until the end of 2015, he had the functions of director-secretary of the organizations União Brasileira of Educação e Ensino/UBEE and of the União Norte Brasileira de Educação e Cultura/UNBEC. During that same time he was member of the Provincial Council and Vice Provincial of the PMBCN from 2013 to 2015.

In 2011 and 2013, he formed part of the organizing team of the itinerary of formation for perpetual profession in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  On July 7, 2015, he was named Provincial for the three year term 2016-2018, and he assumed the charge on December 8 of the same year.  Besides, his activity in the Marist field, he also carried out functions in the regionals of the Conference of Religious of Brazil/CRB.