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UMBRASIL names a new Board of Directors

07/03/2019: Brazil

The Marist Union of Brazil (UMBRASIL) on February 22, during the XV Ordinary General Assembly named the new President of the Superior Council and the new members of the Board of Directors and of the Fiscal Council of the Organization.  

Br. Antonio Benedicto de Oliveira (Br. Benê) was elected President of the Superior Council of UMBRASIL The direction of the Marist Union of Brazil will be formed by Br. Renato Augusto da Silva, Director President; Br. Cézar Cavanus, Director Bursar and Br. Oldimar Fachi, as Director Secretary.  Br. José Augusto Junior will form the Fiscal Council as President; Br. Lino Alfonso Jungbluth, Director Secretary and Br. Lauro Francisco Hochscheidt, as Councilor.

With the presence of 18 representatives, divided among the Provinces of Marist Brazil and under the theme “Launch or sow seeds from the heart to fertilize the mission”, the XV Ordinary General Assembly of UMBRASIL was opened, and were received and welcomed by the Executive Secretary, Natalino Guilhermo de Souza, who invited the group to see a video with the witnesses of the students, collaborators, Laity, men and women, who with great sensitiveness, shared, how “being Marist” makes a difference in their lives. 

 During the event, Father Paulo Renato Campos, political adviser of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) was presented, who gave an analysis of the current political situation.  The Region South America was also present in the encounter, when Br. Alberto Aparicio, executive secretary of the Region, presented the information on the Region South America, during the meeting.as well as their importance for the Institute.   The projects and actions of 2018, were also distinguished during the meeting – The projects for 2019 - besides giving continuity to the works already being carried out, UMBRASIL defined the new proposals for this year: redesigned Middle Education, updating of the directives of Marist Youth Pastoral Ministry, the Marist Project of Volunteers of Brazil, Vocational School of the Region South America, Forum of Marist Communicators of Brazil, Forum of Managers of Education of Marist Brazil, Manual of Orientations for the Management of the Marist Communities.         

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