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Brother Joao Gutenberg, superior for a second mandate

25/07/2014: Brazil

Brother Ignace Etges, Provincial of the Province of « Rio Grande do Sul », announced on10 July, the election of Brother João Gutenberg as Superior of the Marist District of Amazonia (DMA) for a further three years. His mandate will begin with the holding of the District Chapter from 26 to 31 December 2014. Br João has been head of the District these last three years (2012-2014) as well as for two other terms. 

The choice responds to the expectations of the District itself. The survey of the brothers and laity of Amazonia emphasized the necessity of having as superior someone who is a good animator of the brothers and communities, who has a deep spirituality, is well inserted into the Amazon situation and active in the mission of District, among other things. 

During the consultation, other priorities were also defined which will be considered in the course of the District Chapter. Some of the points listed were : resumption and reinforcement of the promotion of vocations, the restructuring of the District, the reinforcement of a deep and well-lived spirituality, the environmental dimension and the focus of the mission, a systematic and personalised formation, the co-ordination of the Consecrated Life, attention to youth and financial autonomy, among others.

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