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The global family is growing in Africa



Almost 500 Brothers have committed their lives to the Marist vocation

01/09/2019: General House

Brothers Óscar Martin and Ken McDonald, link General Councillors for the African Region, completed, some months ago, their “contact visits” to the five administrative units of Africa and Madagascar.

During their stay in each place, the Councillors spoke with the leaders and Provincial Councillors and visited the houses of formation in West Africa, Nigeria, Southern Africa, Madagascar and East Central Africa.

Speaking of the challenges facing Marists in Africa, Br Oscar said that “they are growing well as a region, with the five administrative units developing closer ties. At the state, this was through formation; now it is through mission, as well, and small steps regarding Marist laypeople and other areas. So, Africa is moving ahead as a region in ways that we are envisaging for the whole Institute, that is to build a global family.”

Br Ken added, “We found that each province had a great deal of life, a great deal of energy. And obviously was bringing that life and energy to Marist life and mission.”

In the accompanying video (use tools for subtitles) Brothers Oscar and Ken discuss the challenges of the Region of Africa and the commitment of the General Council to walk with them on their Marist journey.

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