Montfort Brothers of St.Gabriel

MONTFORTIAN GABRIELITE ASSOCIATES (MGA)

Annual Meeting of MGA -2015

MEETING OF LEADERS OF THE MONTFORT GABRIELITE ASSOCIATES FROM YERCAUD PROVINCE WITH THE VICAR GENERAL, BRO.YVAN PASSEBON - JULY 14 th 2014

PROVINCE OF YECAUD


MGA - PROVINCE LEVEL MEETING

The much awaited Province Level MGA Meeting was organized on 7th April 2013, at Montfort School, Yercaud. All the Heads of the Institutions of the Province sans SPD, along with the office bearers (President and Secretary) from all our institutions participated in this Montfortian event of the Province. This was the first time such an event was organized in our Province. The purpose of the meeting was to consolidate and take forward effectively all the 'associate' activities initiated in the Province so far.

The meeting commenced at 10.00 AM with a special prayer by Bro.Prabu, in the Eugene Hall.

Montfort Borther of St.Gabriel, Yercaud Province




Mandated by the 29th and 30th General Chapters, the novel idea of "Partnership of the Laity with the Brothers of St. Gabriel" began to take form in the Provinces of the Congregation. And in Yercaud Province, the 4th Provincial Chapter (Sept 2009) formally paved the way for initiating the Montfortian Associate units in all the institutions by 2010 for our Catholic Teachers. It was also decided to call movement as "Montfortian Gabrielite Associates" (MGA).

A Partnership commission was set up to initiate MGA in all the institutions of the Province. As the idea of MGA was unclear to most Brothers, the commission had the task of first conscientizing the Brothers at Province/Sector meetings. Subsequently it was planned to initiate MGA in the Province in three phases. The 1st phase was preparing the ground by introducing Montfort, the Man and His Message: Montfort Charism, Spirituality, Mission and MGA, followed by formation of the local units in each institution. This phase has been completed in our institutions, except one. The 2nd phase saw a Sector-wise common inaugural of MGA where selected members from the local units came together. In this phase, various modalities to carry forward the MGA in the sector, was disseminated. The 3rd phase is to have a Province inaugural of MGA which will bring together representatives from all local units of the Province. This phase is rescheduled to take place in October-November 2012.