Home > News > Scotland: Keeping the Marist charism alive

Wherever you go

Rule of Life of the Marist Brothers



  • News
  • 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
  • Most popular | Statistics
  • Calendar
  • The latest news


Social networking

Marist Brothers

RSS YouTube FaceBook Twitter



Calls of the XXII General Chapter


Archive of updates


Marist Calendar

1 December

Saint Edmund Campion
World Day for combatting AIDS (UN)

Marist Calendar - December

German Marist coordinators gather for the first time



Keeping the Marist charism alive

22/11/2017: Scotland

Marist coordinators of four German schools in Cham, Furth, Recklinghausen and Mindelheim met for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 28 – 30 to discuss their roles and plan next year’s tasks and goals.

The five coordinators looked at their work in their schools    Maristenkolleg Mindelheim, Maristen Gymnasium Furth, Maristen Realschule Cham and Maristen Realschule Recklinghausen – for the coming year, ways of connecting with the schools’ communities, types of Marist activities, and ways for the coordinators to stay connected.

In recent years, the ownership of the four Marist schools in Germany went from the Brothers to the diocese, which agreed to keep the Marist charism. The school principals attend the province’s conferences and teachers take part in the province’s annual pilgrimage to L’Hermitage, France. The schools have also kept Marist activities running throughout the year, such as the “Marist Student Leadership programme” and the “Marist Curriculum,” which each school follows in its religion classes.

 The coordinators, some of which are new, include Hans Staudner (Cham), Eva Alfranseder (Furth), Ulrike Weber (Recklinghausen), as well as Wolfgang Hacker and Christian Diepold (Mindelheim).

Each coordinator presented an already existing project from their school to the other coordinators of other schools for possible inspiration.

Participants also better understood their role as coordinators and the role of supporting Marist teams currently present in each school.

 They agreed on a large meeting of the four schools around Pentecost, regular gatherings of the coordinators within Germany and better communication.

After the three-day meeting, they paid a short visit to the centre of Glasgow and its necropolis, as well as to Edinburgh.

 The next meeting of the coordinators is scheduled to take place in November.

4190 visits