Joseph Benedict Marcellin Champagnat was born in Marlhes, France in 1789.
School for One Day
Because of the French Revolution, Marcellin did not attend school until age 11, and that experience lasted only one day!
An Abusive Teacher
Joseph Benedict Marcellin Champagnat was born in Marlhes, France in 1789, he also spent some of his childhood there.
A Call to Unite
In 1816, the newly ordained Marcellin Champagnat, consecrated to Mary, felt a personal call by God to find a religious community of Brothers that would bring the message of Jesus' love to neglected young people.
Joseph Benedict Marcellin Champagnat did not attend school until the age of 11 because of the French revolution. When he did go to school itonly stayed for one day! He left school that day and did not return to formal education until he entered the seminary at age 16. Although gifted with natural intelligence, Marcellin's lack of formal education caused him to struggle.
You have to do what you have to do
You have to do something to combat the illiteracy and spiritual poverty of the young people in rural France.
Alright I will and I shall call the school the Marist Brothers
Marcellin watched in horror as the school teacher beat a student who tried to answer a question that had been posed to Marcellin and after this had to become home schooled.
Succses comes when you work Hard
Can you believe this Africa and America want us to build A school there this is unreal
Sucsess comes when you trust in God and follow his will and ways. Keep faith brother this is just the beggining.
In 1816, Marcellin Champagnat, consecrated to Mary, felt a personal call by God to find a religious community of Brothers that would bring the message of Jesus'
Jean-Baptiste Montagne convinced him that he had to do something to combat the illiteracy and spiritual poverty of the young people in rural France.Six months after his ordination, Marcellin founded the religious community, "The Marist Brothers of the Schools" (also known as "The Little Brothers of Mary") to make known, through their lives and service
A man of deep prayer, Marcellin was grounded in a loving community. His devotion to the love of God, Mary, and his Brothers inspired him to a universal mission. The Marist Brothers were known for their family spirit and simple Gospel way of being fully present to each other and all people. Their schools multiplied at a fast pace - almost a dozen a year, and by the turn of the century, the Marist Brothers had accepted invitations from many countries around the world