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4 December

Saint John Damascene and John Calabria
1889, opening of the first Marist school in Colombia

Marist Calendar - December




2016 Novices of the interprovincial Novitiate "La Valla' in Medellin, Colombia


I want to test my vocation 

and see if I am called to be a Marist Brother.”



The Novitiate is an 18-24 month program or “apprenticeship” where the young man formally enters into the Institute of the Marist Brothers and learns to begin living as a Brother. Currently, in some parts of the Marist world, the young man may move to another country and/or culture to take part in an inter-province, inter-national formation.

The aim of this time is to help the Novice:
  • deepen his relationship with God and the Marist Brothers through prayer, meditation and study of Marist life and consecration
  • discover the stable, inner core of his identity as a person and Marist Brother, while remaining open, flexible and creative in the ways he will be called to live this out
  • appreciate the full meaning of Brotherhood, assisting him to live this in community and in ministry with those to whom he is missioned as a Brother

The Novitiate is completed with the Profession of First Vows.
2016 First Year novices at Matola, Mozambique - Province of Southern Africa


Novices of Tudella, Sri Lanka  May 2016
First Year Novices of East Asia Province -  Cotobato, Philippines - May 2016

Marist District of Asia Novitiate - Tudella, Sri Lanka '15
District of the Pacific Novitiate - Lomeri, Fiji '15
Europe Interprovince Novitiate - Sevilla, Spain '15/16

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