Year VI - Number 316
3 April 2014
Marist News 316
Marist Brothers - General House - Rome
April - June 2014 Calendar of the General Council and the Directors of Secretariats 28 March - 7 April: Collaboration for Mission, International Dem. Rep. of Congo and Ruanda - Chris Wills 1 – 3 April: Project of New Models of Animation, Government and Managementy – Visit of the Consultancy AT Kearney and the Support Team to the Province of United States - João Carlos do Prado 3 – 5 April: Comission Constitutions 4 April: Preparation of retreat for the Provinces of México, México City - Josep Maria Soteras, Eugène Kabanguka 4 – 9 April: Project of New Models of Animation, Government and Managementy – Visit of the Consultancy AT Kearney and the Support Team to the Province of México Central, Mexico City – João Carlos do Prado, Alberto Rojas 5 – 8 April: Regional meeting of Arco Norte on the project of New Models of Animation, Government and Management, -AT Kearney and the Support Team, México City – Josep Maria Soteras, Eugène Kabanguka, João Carlos do Prado, Javier Espinosa 7 – 10 April: European Marist Conference, Edinburgh – Emili Turú, Ernesto Sánchez, Antonio Ramalho 8 – 10 April: Meeting on the project Solidarity with South Sudan,
Rome - Chris Wills 9 – 11 April: Meeting of Provincials of Arco Norte, México City Josep Maria Soteras, Eugène Kabanguka 10 – 12 April: Project of New Models of Animation, Government and Management – Visit to the Province of México Occidental, Guadalajara – João Carlos do Prado 10-14 April: Retreat for Brothers-Laity in Canada – Javier Espinosa 11-18 April: Cmi, Canada Meetings Chris Wills 16 April: End of the visit to the Province of West Central Europe - Ernesto Sánchez and Antonio Ramalho 19-29 April: Cmi, Arco Norte (Harlem) & USA Meetings - Chris Wills 21 – 26 April: Meeting of the Champagnat Movement of the Marist Family, General House – Javier Espinosa, Antonio Ramalho 22 – 27 April: Meeting of Brothers younger than 57 of Cono Sur, Santiago, Chile – Emili Turú, Joe Mc Kee 23 – 29 April: Marist Spirituality Network for America, Lima, Peru - César Rojas 25 April: Project of New Models of Animation, Government and
General Administration Br Chris Wills, of the Secretariat of Collaboration for Mission International, is taking part in meetings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda from 28 March to 7 April. Br João Carlos do Prado, of the Secretariat of Mission, with the consultancy agency AT Kearney and the Support team visited the Province of United States in view of the project of New Models of Animation, Government and Management. The Commission for Revision of the Constitutions meets in the General House from 3 to 5 April. Brothers Eugène Kabanguka and Josep Maria Soteras of the General Council prepare the retreat for the two Provinces of Mexico in Mexico City on 4 April.
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Management – Visit of the Consultancy AT Kearney and the Support Team to Marist Brasil, Brasilia – João Carlos do Prado and Mr José María Sanz 24 – 26 April: Meeting of young Brothers of the Pacific, Fiji – Michael De Waas 28 April – 1 May: Regional meeting Cono Sur and Brasil on the project New Models of Animation, Government and Management, Santiago, Chile – Eugène Kabanguka, José María Soteras, João Carlos do Prado and Mr José María Sanz 29 April: Regular General Council 30 April – 5 May: Commission Brothers Today and Laity, Lima, Peru - Javier Espinosa and Cesar Rojas 30 April – 1 May: MAC, Manilla, Philippines – Michael De Waas 30 April – 3 May: Meeting of International Council of Economic Affairs, General House – Víctor Preciado
Miguel Ángel 20 – 24 May: SEDOS Seminar, Nemi – Emili Turú 23-25 May: Retreat for laity, Lima, Peru 23 – 26 May: Meeting of Marist Youth, Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, United States - Tony Leon 23 - 28 May: Retreat in Canada - Josep Maria Soteras, Eugène Kabanguka 26 – 30 May: Directing Committee of the Marist Network of Higher Education, Philippines – João Carlos do Prado 28 – 30 May: USG Assembly, Rome – Emili Turú 26 May – 2 June: Enlarged Secretariat of the Laity, Lima, Peru – Javier Espinosa 30 May – 01 June: retreat and chapter Province of Canada Josep Maria Soteras, Eugène Kabanguka 2 June: Regular General Council 2 June: beginning of plenary session of the General Council (to 8 July) 4 – 24 June: Brothers Formators for a New World, combined experience at the Hermitage, France - Manziana, Escorial Teams and Brothers Today 6 June: Feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat 6 - 9 June: Conference on Education of the Province of West Central Europe, Guardamar (Spain) – Antonio Ramalho, Ernesto Sanchez and João Carlos do Prado 14 - 17 June: Meeting of the Project Team on New Models, Rome – Miguel Angel, João Carlos do Prado 16 – 20 June: Spiritual Patrimony Commission, General House Eugène Kabanguka and César Rojas 21 June: Meeting of the Commission New Models, Rome - Victor Preciado, Miguel Ángel, João Carlos do Prado 24 - 27 June: Integration of the General Council with the Secretariats
1 – 4 May: N. D. de l’Hermitage – Emili Turú 2 May: Project of New Models of Animation, Government and Management – Visit of the Consultancy AT Kearney and the Support Team to the Province of Santa María de los Andes, Santiago, Chile – João Carlos do Prado and Mr José María 4 - 19 May: Visit to the Province of Norandina (Venezuela) - Josep Maria Soteras, Eugène Kabanguka 8-11 May: Accompaniment of the Hermitage Community, Javier Espinosa 8 – 14 May: Meeting of the International Commission of Brothers Today, General House – César Rojas, Tony Leon, Ernesto Sánchez 10 - 22 May: visit to the Province of South Asia – Chris Wills, João Carlos do Prado and Peter McNamara 14-19 May: Meeting of the leaders of the Champagnat Movement, Bello Horizonte, Brasil – Javier Espinosa 19 May: Regular General Council 20 – 21 May: European Mission Team, Bucarest, Romania –
Logo for the ‘Brothers Today’ Secretariat
ith so many cultures at the General House in Rome, each day begins with the echoes of various morning greetings: “Buenos Días” “Buongiorno” “Bom Dia” “Bon Jour” "Good morning" ...
this moment in history: this day, this ‘today’, and like the various ways one can greet the morning, there are a several ways of interpreting when ‘Today’ begins.
To be ‘Brothers Today’ acknowledges Today can begin… our global village is closer than we once realised and that every diocese of the When the minute hand of the clock world is indeed at our front door step. informs us at the stroke of midnight. At dawn, when the sun breaks through To be ‘Brothers Today’ is mindful of the horizon.
When I wake up and be conscious of the new day. The concept of ‘Today’ was also in the theme of the General Conference of 2013 - ‘Awakening the Dawn – Prophets and Mystics of Our Time’. It is a theme rich with opportunities, not only to wake up and be conscious of the realities of today but also to recognise how the sacred presence at this moment, is calling us deeper into our vocation. There is much to excite our fraternity in
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the coming years: * 2014 is the awakening of the recognition of being ‘New Marists in Mission’ with the Marist International Assembly in Nairobi in September. * 2015 is the awakening of the appreciation of being brother in the Church, with the proclaimed Year of Consecrated Life. * 2017 is the awakening of our celebration of being Marists with the bicentenary of our institute.
Conversation with Pope Francis about Religious Life).
With such considerations, a simple logo has been designed for the ‘Brothers Today’ Secretariat.
Behind the flash of light is a constellation of stars. The twelve stars represent the traditional twelve stars on Mary’s crown. The stars are configured to follow the shape of the letter ‘M’. This is the quiet and abiding presence of Mary with Christ in our charism.
The flash of light on the arc represents the dawn. It is a stylised cross which echoes the Nativity star on many Christmas decorations. The dawn can be interpreted as in the realisation of Christ’s presence as “I am the light of the world. Who ever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
In the poster version of this Brothers Today logo, it incorporates part of the 2013 General Conference logo. The call of being prophets and mystics, especially amongst disadvantaged young people. This logo was also inspired by the elegant words written by American poet Maya Angelou for the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993. This extract from the final part of her poem, “On the Pulse of Morning” is most apt for our common daily greeting for each other and our common call to be Sisters and Brothers Today. It was inspired with a satellite image of the sun dawning over the horizon of earth, illuminating a partial arc of our common home. The stylised arc becomes the ‘f’ of fms. This incomplete arc, this edge refers to Pope Francis’ recent conversation with the Congregational leaders in Rome in 2013 about the importance of being at the periphery. “Truly to understand reality we need to move away from the central position of calmness and peacefulness and direct ourselves to the peripheral areas. Being at the periphery helps to see and to understand better… the need to become acquainted with reality by experience, to spend more time walking on the periphery in order to become acquainted with the reality and life experiences of people” (Antonio Spadaro,S.J, ‘Wake up the World!'
“…Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need For this bright morning dawning for you. History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, but if faced With courage, need not be lived again. Lift up your eyes upon the day breaking for you. Give birth again to the dream… …Lift up your hearts Each new hour holds new chances For new beginnings. Do not be wedded forever To fear, yoked eternally to brutishness. The horizon leans forward, Offering you space to place new steps of change. Here, on the pulse of this fine day You may have the courage To look up and out and upon me… …Here, on the pulse of this new day You may have the grace to look up and out And into your sister's eyes, into Your brother's face… And say simply, very simply, with hope good morning.”(Maya Angelou)
Br. Emili Turú appointed by the Holy Father
rother Emili Turú, Superior General of the Marist Institute, has been appointed by the Holy Father as a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. The notice appeared on Saturday 29 March in the Bulletin of the Press Office of the Holy See. Read more in: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/es/bollettino/pubblico/2014/03/29/0224/00489.html
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Throw light on the new age for the Marist charism New models of animation, government and management
he call of the XXI General Chapter; “With Mary, go in haste to a new land” has given birth to many life processes in the various regions of the Institute and has helped us to look at the heart of the Marist Charism, its vitality, internationality and interculturality, the situation of children, adolescents and young people on the 5 continents. This and more offers us new wine. What wineskin will we need for it? Brother Emili and the General Council have launched the project of “New Models of Animation, Government and Management” so that the whole Institute can take part in the current analysis and dream about and throw light on the new age for the Marist charism. In response to this call, the launching of this project took place in the General House from 10 to 15 February at the meeting of the International Commission composed of the following persons: Brs Gabriel Villa-Real – L’Hermitage, Michael Green – Australia, Víctor Preciado – General Council, and João Carlos do Prado and Miguel Ángel E. Barrera – Secretariat of Mission. There was also a support team, the “PROJECT TEAM” made up of Mr José María Sanz – Ibérica, Br Carlos Alberto Rojas – Norandina, Mr Peter McNamara – Australia, and a team from the consultancy firm “A.T. KEARNEY”: Mr Lucas Olivari – Dubai, Mr Francesco Fusco Girard – Rome, and Mr Jos Leijnse – Netherlands. They worked on the knowledge, analysis and evaluation of the following topics: Brothers and lay communion, Animation, Government and Management, as well
as the revision of the processes and drawing up of the proposal of methodology and, finally, the planning of the regional meetings. During the morning of the last day, there was a period of dialogue and reflection with Br Emili and the members of the General Council, with exchange about the project and the processes. The sharing was very fruitful and encouraging. Now we are inviting you to participate actively in this process which will survey the life and words of all the regions of the Institute, opening ways to a new beginning for the Marist charism in the different contexts and situations. The regional meetings are planned for the following dates:
MARIST NEWS N.º 316 – Year VI – 3 April 2014 Director Br. Alberto Ricica Production Mr. Luiz da Rosa
• Arco Norte: 5-8 April 2014 - Mexico City (Mexico) • Brasil and Cono Sur: 28 April – 1 May 2014 - Santiago (Chile) • Africa: 23 – 26 July 2014 - Nairobi (Kenya) • Oceania: 22-24 August 2014 Mittagong (Australia) • Europe: 15 -17 October 2014 Rome (Italy) • Asia: 27 - 29 October 2014 Bangkok (Thailand) In addition to these meetings, the “Project Team” will visit some Provinces and Districts, to make contact with their situations and leading persons. If anyone wishes to make a contribution or suggestion, it can be sent to the e-mail address: email@example.com. We place all these activities in the hands of Mary Our Good Mother, mindful that this is her work. All to Jesus through Mary, all to Mary for Jesus.
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Published on Apr 4, 2014