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Provincial Meeting of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family

12/09/2019: Brazil

From August 31st until September 1st, more than 180 Laypeople and Marist Brothers took part in the Formative Meeting of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family of the Province of Brasil Sul-Amazonia. The event held in Porto Alegre brought together representatives of the 35 Fraternities of the Province with a view to promoting occasions for exchange, integration and formation on the progress of the Movement.

The central theme of the meeting was good practices to keep alive the pillars of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family. The programme included an exchange of experiences and a workshop on Marist Apostolic Spirituality.

Also present were representatives of the other two Provinces of Brazil and the director of the Bureau of the Laity of the Marist Institute, Raúl Amaya, who spoke about the lay perspectives of the Marist world, and highlighted the co-responsibility of Brothers and Laypeople for carrying out the charism of Champagnat: "The Marist future is a communion where brothers and laypeople will share the same charism. A new presence and way of being Marist in the world".

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