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Congregation Leadership Team

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At the end of the Congregation Chapter a new team was elected to lead us through the next six years. Brother Hugh O’Neill from the North American Province was elected as Congregation Leader.

Brother Peter Dowling from the Oceania Province as Deputy Congregation Leader

Brothers Julian McDonald (Oceania Province), John Casey (Latin American Region and a member of the Transitional Support Team), and Brother Richard Walsh (African Province) as Congregation Councillors.

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Drawn by Mystery, Destined for Life

Christian Brothers Chapter, Nairobi, 2014

A Congregation Chapter takes place every six years. Delegates are elected from across the global Congregation to attend the Chapter. It offers the delegates an opportunity to enter into conversation with one another about the issues that are of current concern for the worldwide membership. The Chapter will help to shape the future direction of the Congregation over the next few years.

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Message to Accompany A Way Into The Future – Philip Pinto

Here is a link to a Message from Philip Pinto, written last year to accompany documentation on A Way Into The Future. I requested and received an A4 page by page version from Rome.  This version is easier to read online and simpler to print.

Message to accompany AWITF-A4 – Philip Pinto (A4 single page version)

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REFLECTION ON SUNDAY READINGS

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and Jesus sat upon them. The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.    Matthew 21, 1-11

They stripped off his clothes and threw a military cloak about him.  Weaving a crown of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand.  And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"  They spat on him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head.  And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.                    Matthew 26: 14 - 27: 66

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CBCrossAborigenalThe way in which the Christian Brothers work together with the Indigenous people of Australia is expressed in the artwork by William Parmbuk and by the protocols prepared by those working in ministry to the Aboriginal people.

 

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thumb Solar PanelThe former Provinces of the Christian Brothers in Oceania have, for some time, had outreaches to Developing Nations.Oceania Brothers have been in China since the 1930's, Papua New Guinea since the 1950's, in the Pacific Islands, Africa, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

The Christian Brothers have always been willing to move to where they were most needed. Indeed, in the lifetime of Edmund Rice, when Australia and New Zealand were themselves developing nations the Irish Brothers came here to educate and instil Christian Principles into the young men of these nations. When there were enough Brothers they spread to other parts of the region where the need was greater.

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Edmund the TeacherEdmund Rice chose education as the main way through which he would serve God and the most disadvantaged people of Waterford. He inspired others to join him in this work. Soon his Brothers developed a system of Catholic Schools which spread to every continent.

Schools in the tradition of Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers operate over several national and educational jurisdictions. While all these schools in Australian are governed by Edmund Rice Education Australia, those in other countries have other management structures.


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