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New Secretary General

29/05/2013: General House

Br. Superior General and his Council nominated Br. Carlos Huidobro of the Cruz del Sur Province as Secretary General. He will begin his term starting this coming July. Special words of thanks for his availability as well as for the work carried out during the last three years by Br. Pedro Sánchez de León, who will return to his Mediterranean Province.

 

Some general information about Br. Carlos Huidobro:

Br. Carlos Alberto Huidobro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Barrio de Parque de los Patricios. He is a former student of the Marist school “La Inmaculada”. He made his Juniorate in the cities of Pilar and Luján, his Novitiate in Villa La Bolsa in the city of Córdoba, and his Scholasticate in the city of Luján.

His study programs are numerous and varied. He graduated as a school teacher in Luján, Professor of Religious Studies, Professor of Spanish, Literature and Latin in Buenos Aires. He studied Psychology at Universidad Nacional de Rosario and at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and has a Master in School Management at the Pontifical University in Brasilia.

He carried out his apostolic assignment as secondary school professor, primary and secondary school principal, responsible for formation and accompaniment of scholastic brothers, Provincial in the Marist Province of Córdoba, provincial administrator in the same province, member of the international advisory group of the General Administrator, General Managing director of the Province Cruz del Sur, and Director General at the Champagnat Marist School in Buenos Aires.

He commented in a note: “My nomination as Secretary General came as an unexpected surprise, since I thought I was going to spend many years in my last provincial mission position. It is like a new wind that pushes with energy motivating you to keep on looking and analyzing in depth the Marist mission, perhaps expressed in a different way and in another context, helping to build the Kingdom of God from there. Even if I will no longer see children and young people every day, I will certainly take part in the mission of brothers and lay people wherever they are”.

“I do have expectations, even if not so much of the place or tasks due to my previous studies and attendance to international groups, but rather of how I can help the Marist Institute's growth. I am excited at being able to have another view point, a broader, more extended and current perspective of the Marist mission and what God continues to fulfill in the endeavor started 200 years ago by Champagnat. This is a moment of grace and we must take advantage of it ”.

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