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Meeting of the Sub-commission of Brothers today of America

24/02/2014: Brazil

The members of the Sub-commission of Brothers Today for America met from 3 to 7 February in Brasilia. The group continued its work of accompaniment of the courses of action of Animation of Vocations and of Marist Initial Formation in the American continent. Those taking part were Brothers Carlos Vélez (Province of América Central), Luís Felipe González (Province of México Central), Oscar Montenegro (Province of Santa María de los Andes), Raul Schönfeld (Province of Cruz Del Sur), Gerard Bachand (Province of Canada), James Pinheiro (Province of Brasil Centro-Norte) and Antônio Quintiliano (Provínce of Brasil Centro-Sul). Brother Tony Leon, associate director of the Secretariat of Brothers Today also took part.

The Sub-commission, attached to the Inter-American Conference of Provincials (CIAP), also reflected on the topics of initiatives in regard to Christian and Marial spirituality and on renewal of community life, including the subject of preparation of animators of  vocations, formators and intercultural and international experiences.

There was also a study of the text « Awaken the world », commentary on the dialogue of Pope Francis with the Religious Superiors on religious life. In addition, the participants visited  UMBRASIL (The Marist Union of Brasil), the Conference of the Religious of Brasil and the provincial residence of the Province of Brasil Centro-Norte.

The proposal of action of the Sub-commission follows the call of the XXI General Chapter : A new consecrated life, firmly rooted in the Gospel, which promotes a new way of being Brother.

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