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Montfortian International Formation, SAINT LAURENT-SUR-SÈVRE, France.

SAINT LAURENT-SUR-SÈVRE, France - The Montfortian International Formation or, in French, Formation Internationale Montfortaine (FIM), a French-language formation program, is being held at Saint Laurent-sur-Sèvre. It takes place from June 30 to August 6, 2017 and has three important goals: (1) to prepare resource persons, (2) to share Montfortian spirituality and (3) to experience a spirit of family and communion. This program is initiated by the "FIM Team" coordinated by Brother Maurice HERAULT FSG with the following members: Sister Immaculate FdlS, Fr. John Marie SMM, Fr. Arnold SUHARDI SMM and Brother Christian BIZON FSG. This team is supported by the General ...

20th Anniversary of Saint-Gabriel Solidarité

Saint-Gabriel Solidarité celebrated its 20th Anniversary on June 2017, in La Hillière (Thouaré-sur-Loire). The feast was marked by the Eucharist, a buffet lunch and an overview of all the events that have spanned its 20 years of existence. At the beginning of the mass, Brother Robert Bauvineau, President of Saint-Gabriel Solidarité, talked about the meaning of charitable commitment. He greeted the representatives of the 4 continents and paid a tribute to the French Brothers who dedicated a part of their life or their entire life to the mission. He recalled the memory of Brother Alphonse Tine, who died in a ...

News from Madagascar

We are among the Religious Congregations that are working in the field of education in Madagascar. We have four nursery and primary schools, three high schools, three higher secondary schools, one professional training school, one training center in carpentry section and an institute for advanced studies. Recently, two of our newly started schools have been approved by the Education Ministry of Madagascar. The school at Anjomakely will be starting higher secondary classes for the next academic year and the primary school at Tamatave will be upgraded to High School. Our institute for advanced studies, at Mahajanga, has obtained the approval ...

The Anniversary of the Chapel of St. Louis Marie de Montfort

On the occasion of the feast day of the Anniversary of the Chapel of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, Suvanabhumi Campus, Assumption University celebrated the Holy Mass to commemorate the day of St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s death, on April 28, 1716, at 20 p. m., at the age of 43 years 2 months and 28 days. We were honored by the presence of H.E. Archbishop Paul Tschang In Nam, Apostolic Nuncio who was the main celebrant for the Holy Mass. We finished the celebration with luncheon reception at John XXIII Conference Center. Happy Feast Day to all! Bro. Achin ...

First Profession Ceremony on 25th April, 2017.

Sacred Heart Novitiate, Eachinkadu, Yercaud First Profession Ceremony on 25th April, 2017. “ Rejoice, Rejoice and render thanks to God, for He has done marvels in us” (R.L.1). It is indeed a day of rejoicing for us Montfort Brothers of St.Gabriel. 19 of our young men from 5 Provinces have said ‘Yes’ to the Lord, like Mary our Blessed Mother, by taking the 3 Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in Montfort School’s Chapel, Yercaud, on 25th April. Rev. Dr. Singaroyan, the Bishop of Salem diocese, was the main celebrant. The Provincial Superiors, Bro. Pratap Reddy B. of Hyderabad, Bro. ...

Announcing New Gabrielite Identity – Registration With The UNESCO

Montfort Brothers Begin A New Journey On 25th March 2017, the Day of Annunciation which is important for Montfortians, the Angel Gabriel announced to the Brothers of St. Gabriel, to go to the whole world and be an Apostolic Missionary in the global space. How is it possible for a 300 years old congregation? On this day, the Brothers of St. Gabriel becomes part of an organization with CONSULTATIVE STATUS at the UNESCO which is a union of 195 countries for Education and transformation of the world.  Like Mary, we do not understand the full impact of such an arrival at ...

Easter ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Message of Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6). This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the ...

“Suranaree Games”- Assumption University, Thailand.

Rev. Bro. Bancha Saenghiran, President of Assumption University, together with Rev. Bro. Sirichai Fonseka, Vice President for Student Affairs, presided over the commentary ceremony for the 44th Thailand University Games or “Suranaree Games” on February 14, 2017 at the Lobby of Cathedral of Learning. The objectives of the commentary ceremony are to deliver the inspiring thoughts and provide the moral support to Assumption University athletes and the coaches who will participate in the Ugames 44. Assumption University will send 172 athletes from 16 sport teams and one demonstrated sport to participate in this event. Ugames 44 will be from February ...

Activist narrates Indian women’s bravery at Vatican meet 

Vatican City: Montfort Brother Varghese Theckanath was the only speaker from India at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of “the Populorum Progressio,” Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on “the development of peoples” and that the economy of the world. The occasion also saw the opening of the new dicastry (department of Roman curia), merging the Vatican Offices of Justice and Peace, Health Care, Cor Unum and Migration. The new department, Dicastry for Promoting Integral Human Development, is headed by Cardinal Peter K A Turkson from Ghana, Africa. Around 300 people from around the world, including Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle from the ...

Montfort centennial stamp released

Release of stamp, honouring former headmasters and teachers, and cultural programmes by students marked the Centennial Prize Nite celebrations at the Montfort Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Yercaud, on Saturday. Arumugam, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Salem East Postal Division, released the Montfort centennial stamp and it was received by Bro. John Kallarackal, the Superior General, Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, Rome, chief guest. Bro. K. M. Joseph, Assistant General of Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, Bro. P.J. George, Provincial Superior of Yercaud province, M. J. Varkey, former MP, spoke on the occasion. School principal Bro. K. J. Varghese in his ...