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Provincial Superior of the Province of « Rio Grande do Sul »

26/06/2012: Brazil

The General Council has just announced the appointment of Br Inácio Etges as Provincial Superior of the Province of « Rio Grande do Sul » for a second term of three years. He will take possession on 12 December 2012, during the 4th  Provincial Chapter at Veranópolis. All the Brothers of the  Province indicate the name and qualities of the man for this mission and the results are sent to Rome for the choice of the General Council.

 

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Br Inácio Etges was born in Santa Cruz do Sul on 27 March 1948 and entered the congregation in 1960 at Bom Princípio. He entered the novitiate at Viamão and took the habit in 1969. He made perpetual profession in 1979.

With diplomas in Theology and Mathematics from PUCRS, he attended studies in Psychologiy (Religious Life) at the Gregorian University in Rome. He taught in the Marist schools « Rosário » and « São João Batista » in Montenegro. He has worked for many years in ministry and the formation of the brothers at different stages: juniorate, novitiate and scholasticate. He is part of the School for Formators in São Paulo, and has taken part in many advanced courses in Europe and Latin America.

With his vast experience in the accompaniment of vocations, Br Inácio was the first co-ordinator of the former Commission of Consecrated Life and Laity, now known as the Co-ordination of VCL, which is the umbrella for several sections : Animation of Vocations, Initial and Ongoing Formation,  Marist Apostolic Spirituality, Spiritual Patrimony, and the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family.

In the leadership of the Province of « Rio Grande do Sul », he has been Councillor, and vice-Provincial. He has been at the head of the government since 2010 and is currently a member of the Directing Committee of the Conference of the Religious of Brasil (CRB).

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