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PACE - VI Provincial Chapter



Marist Province of Africa Centre East (PACE)

31/12/2018: Rwanda - Photo gallery

From 11-14 December the Province celebrated its VI Provincial Chapter, where Brother Provincial Théoneste Kalisa was installed in his second term in office.  It brought together 21 Capitulants from the five countries of the Province:  The Central Africa Republic, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.  The assembly was completed with two Lay Marists and Brothers Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, V. G., and Ken McDonald, G. C. from Rome.  Three Brothers who formed the animation team were also present.  The venue of the event was the Centre D’accueil Bonne Esperance in Kigali, Rwanda.

As an assembly that is aimed to help in the reflection on what are the most important needs and priorities for the coming three years of animation in the Province, Brothers and Lay Marists had in their hands the necessary material to do so, such as:  the evaluation of the previous Provincial administration, the vision for the future (from Br Provincial), the financial report, a summary of the survey conducted in the Province by the Preparatory Commission and a very rich material presented by our brothers from Rome.  

Working in small groups that helped to deepen into the reality in which we are, the Chapter came to a conclusion of having four priorities for the coming years:

  • a)  Marist Identity and Perseverance
  • b)  Marist Mission through quality education imbued with Gospel and Marist values
  • c)  Marist Vocation of both, Brothers and Lay
  • d)  Self-reliance and accountability

For each one of the priorities, Brothers agreed to add the most important lines of action that Brother Provincial and his Council will help to implement.

The Chapter elected five councilors to accompany Brother Provincial in his work:  Brothers Crescent Karerangabo, Masumbuko Mununguri, Venceslas Baindekeli, Patrick Nangale and Thomas Omari.


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