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Marists of Champagnat Formation


The first cohort of the Marists Of Champagnat formation program has completed the first webinar, Marist, Marcellin and Me, presented by Br. Sean Sammon.

The Wednesday evening session saw 46 participants and the Thursday evening session had 23 participants. Br Sean had sent several resources for everyone to review beforehand and then gave a wonderful summary, in 2 eight minute presentations. There was time after each presentation for small group sharing. Questions for reflection included:

  • "What characteristics of Champagnat attract me the most?"
  • "Which do I want to incorporate into my life?"
  • "How can I put love into action, as Marcellin did?"



Each evening ended with a brief prayer service. We are very grateful to Br Sean for his insights into the life of Champagnat and how it continues to inspire us today. This webinar was recorded  (as will all the webinars) and will be available to the cohort within a few days (thanks to Earline Tweedie for facilitating that!).

Members of the cohort are looking forward to the next webinar, He Gave Us the Name of Mary, which will be presented by Chris Sullivan of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA. Those one-hour sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 17th and Thursday, February 25th at 8pm ET.



The Lay Council is very excited to have the program up and running!

People who have filled out the Expression of Interest form and who are not in this first cohort, stay tuned for some upcoming prayer/reflection/information nights.

We want to stay in touch! Anyone with questions or needing more information, please contact Maureen Hagan, mhagah8486@gmail.com.