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The Marist Brothers - 80 years at Mindelheim

01/06/2006: Germany - Photo gallery

The Marist secondary school and boarding college have celebrated their Champagnat celebration, the feast day of the school.
It was eighty years ago that the school, the boarding college and the juniorate were opened at Mindelheim, in Bavaria. The school has nearly 2000 students today. The diocese of Augsbourg has had the direction of the school for the last ten years. The boarding college and the day boarding facility (Tagesheim) are under the responsibility of the Marist Brothers. There are currently 185 students in the boarding college.
The Marist secondary school with the boarding college and the day boarding facility belongs to one of the best religious teaching institutions in Germany. One hundred and twenty teachers and fifteen supervisors and a few brothers work together at Mindelheim in the spirit of Marcellin.

A solemn Mass was celebrated by Bishop Anton Losinger from Augsbourg.
Two expositions on the history of the Marist secondary school and on the community of brothers, as well as an exposition of crosses gave the celebration a solemn setting. Some drama, games and sport added to the celebration.

About 2500 to 3000 visitors, former students, parents, friends and current students enjoyed the meeting with friends from past years. The reason was the eighty year jubilee of the Marist secondary school. Friends, the parents association, the fund-raising organisation and the Marist foundation of the boarding college and other groups took care of the food, the drinks and the entertainment during the Champagnat celebration.

The history of the “Marist Brothers and the Marist secondary school” is printed in a small booklet. It shows the development of the school since its beginnings until today, with photos and diagrams and plenty of information. The Marist secondary school can recall a great past and try to always follow its motto: “United in the effort for the good of youth”. (Veribus unitis pro salute juventutis).

This was a great Marist celebration, a great family celebration, celebrated on the day of Marcellin Champagnat’s baptism.

Brother Heinrich Schamberger

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