About us

General house

The Generalate is where the General Council resides.  The Council’s mission is to maintain, strengthen and symbolize the unity of the Congregation in its plurality of Units. The Council seeks to promote, encourage and animate initiatives intended to deepen the spirit of the Congregation, to clarify the mission of Marianist life in the Church and to ensure the development of the Congregation by fostering its continuous adaptation to the needs of the Church and the world. (See RL I. 123)

General Council 2017-2022

Left to right:

    Sr. Michaela LEE POK-SUN, Korean, Assistant for Temporalities

    Sr. M. Franca Zonta, Italian, Mother General

    Sr. Ana Lúcia de Góes, Brazilian, Assistant for Religious Life

    Sr. Clotilde Fernandez del Pozo, Spanish, Assistant for Education

This community also includes other sisters who support and collaborate in the General hause.

 

The community with some religious student.

Visit to the Casa Generalizia

The Artist Maurizio CARNEVALI, has creatively portrayed some aspects of our mission.

In the entrance hall, we find a resin sculpture representing the four branches of the Marianist Family, emphasizing the educational mission and the promotion of women.

In the middle hallway, there is a gallery of souvenirs from various parts of the world and in the background, a painting depicting Adele in her missionary desire to embrace the world by announcing Jesus, her “beloved”, rescuing lives for the Lord.

In the living room, we contemplate a small exhibition, which on the occasion of the Bicentennial, we wanted to show some relics of our archive.  We can also see there the photos of our General Mothers.

The chapel was remodeled in 2016 on the Bicentennial of our foundation and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Generalate. The artist has been Paolo Orlando, who expressed very well three biblical scenes inspiring our Marian tradition: the Wedding of Cana, Calvary and Pentecost. Guarding this sacred space are our Founders, on the sides.

The archive preserves the whole history of the Congregation, being the place where one can “frequent the past to dream and project the future”.

In the garden, a beautiful image of the Virgin, welcomes all who come to the house and blesses our many comings and goings.