On December 2, the regional team for the Formation of Lays met to close the activities of 2021. Despite the challenge of two years in a pandemic, quarantines and isolation, this group of Marists from Champagnat managed to share the lay processes that their provinces and the new district of Canada developed, with joy, hope and creativity. They also carried out the SWOT analysis for the pastoral work of the region and defined the themes where the efforts will be focused in the coming years: Organization, Communion, Formation and Vocation, that will accompany the development of the Lay Vocation Forum.

Along these achievements, perhaps the richest part that this period leaves us is a Marist Arco Norte family with known faces, where each one feels like a bridge between their province and our region.  Br Hipólito Pérez, Provincial of Central America and Coordinator of Arco Norte regional, attended the meeting and invited the team of lays to reflect on three attitudes: gratitude, welcome and creation. The construction of community prayer based on the figures of the manger was also carried out.

A small virtual toast made by Claudia Rojas C., Coordinator of the Regional Formation of Lays team, closed this beautiful and emotional moment. A special thanks to the secretariat of the lays, to the Provincial Brothers of each of the provinces and the district for facilitating the participation of these Marists of Champagnat, but, above all, we give our gratitude to Jesus, Mary Our Good Mother and Champagnat who continue to walk with us.

Arco Norte Formation of Lays team