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Second Marist Community Animators course at manziana

31/05/2012: Italy

On Wednesday 25th April twenty two Brothers commenced their journey on the second Community Animators Course to be held this year at Manziana. A further nineteen Brothers also met at Escorial in Spain for the same course. In a number of ways this is somewhat of a Pentecost experience for all of us.

To begin with we come from many lands. In fact currently at Manziana there is at least one representative from each continent:
Africa (Cameroon, D.R. Congo; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda);
Asia (Cambodia, India, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam)
Europe (Germany);
Oceania (Australia, Bougainville, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea);
United States of America.

Unlike the first Pentecost recounted in Acts, we at least speak one language here, although English is not the first language of every participant.
The renewal of the disciples and those who formed the early church was due to the spirit enlivening them. That is much of our task over the coming two months. To be animated by that same Spirit, and to share that with our confrères back in our respective Provinces upon return.
Our course Animators who journey with us are an important part of the experience and themselves help make up the rich tapestry of Brothers living and learning here.

Barry Burns (N.Z.), Antoine Kazindu (Rwanda) lead the course with the help of our General Councilors, including Emili, and further presenters and Animators.

Anthony Hunt (Australia) is the Econome, and our Chaplain, Mokesh Morar (South Africa) complete our team.
While these are early days, we have already commenced our learning, and the community is melding well.
We now look forward to the next two months and what we will learn.

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Names of Brothers in Photograph:

Front:  Brothers Antoine Kazindu (Team – Rwanda), Barry Burns (Team – New Zealand), Emili Turu (S.G.), John Onyona (Kenya), Pascal Funsa (Cameroon)

Second Row: Arnel Alfanta Philippines), Fr. Mokesh Morar (Team – South Africa), Cornelius Kelets (Papua New Guinea), Ernie Sentina (Philippines), Isaac Kpulika (Cameroon), Chima Onwujuru (Nigeria), Anthony Hunt (Team – Australia)

Third Row:     Brice Byczynski (USA), Egide Nsabimana (Rwanda), Georg Bock (Germany), Roshan Silva (Sri Lanka), Hosea Menene (Kenya), Charles Nzabanita (D.R. Congo),

Fourth Row:   Eugene Kabanguka, Anselmo Kim (South Korea), Antonio (South East Asia), Nevil Bingley (New Zealand), Rajakumar Manickam (India), Maximiliano Meier (South East Asia), Emmanuel Achema (Nigeria), Kees van der Weert (New Zealand), Robert Aitken (Australia), Mark  Kenatsi (Papua New Guinea)

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