« Dear Marists of Champagnat,
On June 6 we celebrate our Founder, this year perhaps in a very different way than we commonly do...
"We value the generosity and dedication of so many Marist educators who creatively carry out their educational work online. We are glad to hear of groups of brothers and laity who have put themselves at the service of those most in need, in very poor places, where people could be dying perhaps not because of the pandemic but because of hunger. We also appreciate another series of initiatives and actions that reflect Marist fraternity and solidarity: support in the community itself, care for our elders, services to the nearest population, food distribution, donations, collaborations with Caritas or the local Church."
... May the celebration of Saint Marcellin Champagnat encourage us, as an Institute, to walk together, hand in hand with Mary, learning from the Founder the best of our Marist DNA."
Fraternally, H. Ernesto.
Happy feast of Saint Marcellin!
The Complete text of the message can be found on the Institute's website: