Participants of the General Chapter

List of participants


Br. Michael De Waas

Member by right | Councillor General
Born: Maradana, Sri Lanka (23/08/1959)
Living in: Roma, Italy
Province: General House (From South Asia)
Michael De Waas

Seventh in the family of eight siblings, he was born in 1959 in Sri Lanka. After his high school studies in a government School where the Marist Brothers were in charge, he went on to study in the Government Teachers’ College specialising in teaching English as a second language. After University studies in Sri Lanka, he graduated from the Marist College in Poughkeepsie, the United States, in 1994 with a Masters’ degree in guidance counseling.

Br Michael has worked as a teacher and an administrator at Marist Stella College in Negombo, Sri Lanka. From 1994 - 1999 he  was as formator in MAPAC in Manila, the Philippines. After a brief period of assisting the Province of Sri Lanka and Pakistan as an Acting Principal of Marist Stella, he served as provincial from 2001 - 2007. 

He worked as the sector superior of Asia Mission Ad Gentes sector with the sector house in Bangkok, Thailand.

On Oct. 3, 2009, he was elected as general councillor.

I hope that the participants will be open to the calls of the Holy Spirit to make a radical change in Marist Life so that Marist Mission can become meaningful and relevant to our world today.