As a Marist family we have experienced Easter in a very special way in all the provinces. We have been able to celebrate one of the most important dates in our calendar in a very close and youthful way. We have listened from the heart and dedicated these days to reflection in community.
From the Compostela Province we have shared unique moments with the young people of Camino and Fuente de MarCha both in Portugal and Spain, where it has been time to live in community the experience of the Passion. They have been days lived intensely where we have “taken steps to know a little better the figure of Jesus and relate it to our life”.
At L’Hermitage we have been able to share these Easter days as a family in Llinars del Vallès and with the youth in Les Avellanes. We were happy to make community together, and to reinforce Marist values with activities full of music, nature and light.
From Andalusia (Jaén, Cordoba, Bonanza) to Lebanon, passing through the Levant region of Spain and also Italy, the Mediterranean Province experienced the emotion of living these days in community. Filled with face-to-face meetings and many joint activities, the Easter gatherings were enjoyed to the fullest in the company of Jesus. Each shared moment has been a growth of our Marist family, which has made these days something very special and from which to leave with a ‘full pitcher’ of faith.
In the Province of Ibérica, the desire and the spirit that characterize the Marist charism were also present. All the MarCha Group stages, on different dates according to age, have lived an experience of faith and prayer together with their companions and monitors. A time of living together, nature walks, meetings by candlelight and fire, moments of looking within ourselves and of listening to others. And, above all, a time of encounter with God and of living in depth the good news of the Resurrection.
In the Province of West Central Europe, the enthusiasm that characterizes the Marist spirit was also present, but above all the growth that living the faith of these days means for all of us was evident.