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First Marist Community with Pakistani Brothers

30/05/2011: Pakistan

Bro. Remigius Fernando from Sri Lanka has the honour to be the first Marist Brother to arrive in the land of Pakistan. Since then, Marists have sweated to educate the youth of Pakistan from various countries, like Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, USA and number of other countries. Along with the education of the students in the schools run by the Marist Brothers, the Brothers, especially the Sri Lankan Brothers have played a vital role in the formation of young Pakistani men interested to carry on the charism of Marcellin Champaganat.

The young Brothers in Pakistan are growing in numbers and are taking slowly the key responsibilities in the country.

Early April, the first community with Pakistani Brothers was formed in Rawalpindi the adjoin city of Islamabad. The three Brothers are, Paul Bhatti, Adnan Asif and Francis Rehmat. They are the sons of the land and are full of spirit.

They work with young boys in John Paul II Boys Town, hostel and school. The Brothers live, eat, work, play and pray with them, teaching them, "How much Jesus Christ loves them" and leading them to "New Lands".

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