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January – February 2017

02/01/2017: General House

Jan. 2: Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Institute: superior general Brother Emili Turú in Bangladesh for the opening of the new school; vicar general Brother Joe McKee at La Valla, France; Brothers Antonio Ramalho and Ernesto Sánchez, general councillors, at the Marist International Centre in Nairobi; General councillor Brother Víctor Preciado in Lujan, Argentina; general councillor Brother Michael de Waas in Sri Lanka; Brothers Eugène Kabanguka and Josep Maria Soteras, general councillors, at the general house.

Jan. 3 – 6: Conference of Marist Superiors of the African Continent (CSAC) in Nairobi, Kenya: Brothers Ernesto Sánchez and Antonio Ramalho, general councillors.

Jan. 9- 10: CSAC initial formation workshop in Nairobi: general councillor Brother Ernesto Sánchez and director of Brothers Today Secretariat, Brother Tony Leon.

Jan. 9 – 13: Sustainability Commission meeting in Rome: general councillor Brother Víctor Preciado and Libardo Garzón, econome general.

Jan. 16 – March 31: Plenary session of the general council.

Jan. 18 – 29: Rights of Children Committee gathering for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva: Brothers Manel Mendoza and Evaristus Kasambwe, FMSI coordinators of children’s rights.

Jan. 23 – 24: Assembly of Councils of Mission of Europe in Valladolid, Spain: Brothers João Carlos do Prado and Mark Omede, from the Secretariat of Mission. 

Jan. 26 – 28: Plenary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life: superior general Brother Emili Turú. 


Feb. 8 – 14: Meeting of the Brothers Today International Commission in Rome: Brothers Tony Leon and Hipólito Gómez, director and assistant director of the secretariat Brothers Today.

Feb. 20 – 25: General Mission Committee gathers in Rome: Brothers Josep Maria Soteras and Víctor Preciado, general councillors, and Brother Libardo Garzón, econome general. Also, Brothers Joao Carlos do Prado (former director of the Secretariat of Mission), Carlos Alberto Rojas (new director) and Mark Omede (assistant director). 

Feb. 23 – 24: Meeting of the FMSI board: general councillor Brother Michael de Waas and econome general Br Libardo Garzón.

Feb. 21 – 26: Encounter of co-directors of the Secretariat of the Laity in Rome: Brother Javier Espinosa, director of the Secretariat of the Laity

Feb. 26 – 28: West Central Europe Provincial Council meeting in Rome

Feb. 27 – March 24: Meeting at the Human Rights Council in Geneva: Br Evaristus Kasambwe, FMSI.

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