CHANEL FRATERNITY 2019 - 2020
Little brothers of mary
Br. Spiridion NDANGAAnimator - RWANDA
Chanel fraternity is named after a Marist martyr, St Peter Chanel, who came from a family of eight they lived in a small town of Cuet in rural France. He was the fifth child. He received his early religious education from his family’s teaching and practices. He became a seminarian and was ordained as a priest on the 15th of July 1827. The special devotion to Mary, which he received from his mother, was so alive and burning in him that he joined the society of Mary under the leadership of Father Colin. Later, he was one of the first groups of Marist Missionaries of the Pacific island. He worked for three years in Futuna with brother Jean Marie Nizier, before he was martyred for his preaching the Christian faith.
Like founder, st Marcellin Champagnat and st Peter Chanel were know for their prayer life, living in the presence of God, devotion to Mary and their special love for the Poor, in the footsteps of Mary, we shall develop a fraternity spirit that is contemplative in action, hence deepening the mystical dimension of our lives as brothers of Champagnat.
According to the superior general the new beginning involves going back to our root “La Valla”. The table preserved in the house of our origins at La Valla, has become a symbol of the community that gathered around it. Like all objects connected to real experiences of our own history, this table connects us to stories that have come down to us and awaken in us a variety of emotions.
In the way of mary
Br. Geromino RAIMONDO3 rd Year - MOZAMBIQUE
Br. Dominic ZGAMBO2 nd Year - MALAWI
Br. Ezekiel AHMADOU4 th Year - NIGERIA
Br. Benjamin ADI1 st Year - NIGERIA
Br. Basil NGUM2nd Year - CAMEROON
Br. Christopher CHAGUNDA4 th Year - MALAWI
Br. Jose NGONGUE1 st Year - ANGOLA
Br. Andrianirina LOVATIANA1 st Year - MADAGASCAR
Br. Benjamin KRA1 st Year - COTE D'IVOIRE
Br. Augustine OKOKON2nd Year - NIGERIA
Br. Manuel SIMAO4 th Year - ANGOLA
Br. Paulin TUO4 th Year - COTE-D'IVOIRE
Br. Augustine NJUAKOM3 rd Year - CAMEROON
Br. Golden TATI3 rd Year - ZAMBIA
Br. Steve MULEBA4 th Year - ZAMBIA
Br. Cornelius IMBWAKA2 nd Year - KENYA