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Meeting of the CEM in Alcalá of Henares

11/04/2019: Spain

On 2 and 3 of April, in Alcalá de Henares, a Meeting of the Marist European Conference took place. The time was spent in sharing with the coordinators of the European teams and the steps to be taken in the task of building the Marist European Region.  

The Council for the Mission, coordinated by Brother Marciano. Guzmán, learned from the Assembly which took place in the month of January, the importance of formation, and the need to join forces, so that what is happening corresponds to a better Marist Europe. 

Brother Aureliano García, coordinator of the Team of Brothers Today, set forward the plan of action for the triennium consisting of meetings, assemblies or retreats to be organized to facilitate mutual knowledge.  

The coordinator of the Team Brothers and Lay  Marists (Joseba Louzao) presented the actions already programmed and explained the efforts being carried out for the sharing, reflection and installation of the document Being a Lay Marist

Ángel Muñoz in charge ofthe economic team, , presented the balance already carried out and some indications to be kept in mind to prepare future budgets, because the teams and actions are increasing in Marist Europe. 

Also at the meeting was Gabriel Bernardo da Silva, lay member of the community Lavalla200> of Syracuse. He made a presentation at the CIAO in the course of these months; showing the faces of the volunteers and of the users and put figures to all their work from the end of January: 55 immigrants participating in workshops, 15 volunteers, 80 people assisting in the providing juridical advice, 120 hours of shared Italian classes. 

The members of the team participating in the meeting of CEM: Moisés Alonso, Alejandro Mena Goldáraz (Iberia); Brendan Geary, Gerard de Haan, Robert Thunus (West Central Europe); Tomás Briongos Rica, António Leal (Compostela); Pere Ferré, Mateos Levantinos (Hermitage); Juan Carlos Fuertes, Damiano Forlani (Mediterránea). 

Brother João Carlos do Prado, General Councillor, was present on behalf of the General Administration. The translators were Fabricio Galiana Martínez and Arsacio Soladana; Angela Sestrini is the technical secretary of CEM.  

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