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Br. Sebastian Antonio Ferrarini



New superior for the Marist District of Amazonia

27/08/2008: Brazil

I am delighted to inform you that Br. Sebastian Antonio Ferrarini, with the favourable opinion of the Br. Provincial and his Council, has been nominated by the Brothers of the Marist District of Amazonia as Superior of the District for the triennium 2009-2011. He has generously accepted this mission.

Br. Ferrarini was born in 27/7/1948, in Campina Grande do Sul, in the State of Paraná. He entered the Marist consecrated life on 8th December 1965, in Sao Paulo. He studied social sciences and he holds a Masters in History from the PUC-SP. He came to Amazonia 33 years ago, working in the following municipalities, as well as spending some time in the south: Lábrea/AM, Canutada/AM, Porto Velho / RO, Ji-Paraná/RO, Manaus/AM, Tabatinga/AM and Boa Vista/RR, his current community.

Brother is a great expert and student of the Amazon situation, where he fitted in very well. He has collaborated a great deal in the progress of the DMA, having already taken on the function of vice-superior of the district and master of novices. He facilitates consultancy at regional level in the areas of Ecology, History of the Church, and Marist Spiritual Patrimony. He is the author of 20 books, mostly on the Amazon situation or on Marist themes.

On August 31 2007 he was transferred, by Brother Superior General from the Marist Province of Brasil Centro Sur to the Province of Rio Grande del Sur, in view of his permanence in the District.

The Marist Province of Rio Grande do Sul and the District of Amazonia welcome with great joy and hope, Br. Ferrarini as the new Superior of the District for the triennium 2009-2011, seeing confirmation of his passion and his capacity of collaborating with the Congregation, the Church and Society.

We wish for Br. Ferrarini enlightenment from God, our Good Mother and St. Marcellin Champagnat, in accompanying the Brothers, those in formation, those with Marist vocations and the lay men and women in their vocational, spiritual and apostolic growth.

May the Good God and his Good Mother be praised!

H. Lauro Hochscheidt
Provincial - Porto Alegre, June 29 2008

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