Home > News > General House: Seventy-five Years in Uruguay

Wherever you go

Rule of Life of the Marist Brothers



  • News
  • 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
  • Most popular | Statistics
  • Calendar
  • The latest news


Social networking

Marist Brothers

RSS YouTube FaceBook Twitter



Calls of the XXII General Chapter


Archive of updates


Marist Calendar

20 September

Saints Andrew Kim, Paul Chong & companions
1936: Brother Eusebio was murdered in Barcelona. We also remember 58 other brothers who were killed in different places and at different times
2000: John Paul II blessed the statue of Saint Marcellin placed on the exterior wall of the Vatican Basilica

Marist Calendar - September

Marist Brothers Anniversary



Seventy-five Years in Uruguay

14/09/2009: General House - Photo gallery

This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Marist Brothers’ arrival in Uruguay. In order to mark the occasion, a special social project was undertaken: the construction of twenty sanitary units in two poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of Montevideo.

The three secondary schools heading up the Project were: Santa Maria, Juan Zorrilla, San Martin y San Luis. The students of the schools invited interested parties to a “Weekend Work Camp,” and more than 250 young people and school staff members participated. An upbeat spirit prevailed during the construction project which took place over one weekend.

The Marist Brothers and Marist Laity are specialists in educational matters, but building sanitary units in a poor urban area, well . . . that’s a horse of a different color. In order to carry out the plan, we approached the NGO “A Roof for my Country,” to get their advice about building the units since they are specialists in construction work. The project also required that we hunt up financial resources. To this end efforts were made in each of the schools to help the children and young people organize simple fund-raising events.

In order to carry out the work in a proficient and timely way, we had to make an intense, all-out effort. Students, families, school staff, former students: everyone got fully involved. As a result we had the satisfaction of handing over a properly finished work to the people in the two neighborhoods of Maracaná and Jardines de las Torres.

4950 visits