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Two chapels dedicated to Marist martyrs

01/04/2008: Brazil

With the aim of giving witness to the faith and heroism of the martyrs Blessed Brothers Bernardo, Laurentino, Virgilio and 44 companions, the Marist family in Palmas, Tocantins State, Brazil, dedicated two chapels to their memory, at the beginning of the academic year 2008.

The first of them has Blessed Brother Bernardo Fábrega as its patron and is located in the mini-city of the kindergarten in the Marist school. The new dedication was very warmly welcomed by more than 400 children who sang a hymn specifically composed for the occasion:

O, Blessed Brother Bernardo, great friend of the Lord, protect our city, be our intercessor.

The second chapel is in the Marist Youth Ministry Center, where young people of the different parishes in the city gather for courses on human and Christian formation. Adolescents, young and adult people numbering about a thousand, meet in the house through the year. By a solemn Mass, the educators and the young welcomed our 47 martyrs to Christian education of youth who were proposed as special patrons of that center of ministry from which the Marist charisme irradiates.

Models in following Jesus and his gospel, in the footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat, our martyrs challenge all those who come to our center, especially youth educators, to be “seeds of life” for the Church and the society. By their simplicity of life and their heroism before death, may our Brothers lead us to give testimony here on earth to the things of Heaven.

Bro. Rafael Ferreira Júnior, fms

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