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Br. Inácio Nestor Etges is the new Provincial

11/08/2009: Brazil

Brother Inácio Nestor Etges has been appointed by Brother Superior General and his Council as the new Provincial of the Marist Province of Rio Grande do Sul for a three year period from 2009-2012. His taking up this responsibility will take place on 8 December, at Veranópolis, during the 3rd Provincial Chapter.

Brother Inácio is a gradúate in Theology and in Mathematics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He studied Psychology as applied to Religious Life at the Gregorian University in Rome, and has spent many years in the ministry of initial formation of candidates for the Marist life, at the levels of Juniorate and Novitiate. Currently he is Superior of the Scholasticate community at Viamao, where the student Brothers reside.

He has wide experience in vocational accompaniment and has been part of the Provincial Council at previous periods. He is a member of the teaching council of the School for Formators based in Sao Paulo. He is also co-ordinator of the Commission of Consecrated Life and Laity, which covers the areas of: Animation of vocations, Initial and On-going Formation, Marist Apostolic Spirituality, Spiritual Patrimony and the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family. Now he is the Province delegate to the 21st General Chapter and member of the Preparatory Commission of the 3rd Provincial Chapter.

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