FRANCOIS FRATERNITY 2019 - 2020

 Love One Another As I Have Loved You 

Br. Vincent de Paul KOUASSI

Animator - IVORY COAST

Our beloved fraternity is named after Venerable Bro Francois whose real name was Gabriel Rivat. He was born in 1808 at hamlet of Masonnetes. Which was part of the town of La Valla. In the department of Loire in France. This was during the turbulent times of the Napoleonic wars. While still a young boy, his Mother had consecrated him to the Virgin Mary at the shrine of Fourvier and entrust his religious formation to Father Champagnat.

 She told Fr Champagnat “You may make him what ever you wish; he belongs to our lady: I have given and consecrated him to her”. Gabriel Rivat made an exceptional progress in the school of Champagnat and at the age of 12, he entered the institute of the little brothers of Mary, which had just been founded by Fr Champagnat.

He went to Marlhes to teach in the primary school there. When he was 17 years old, he was named principal of another school in the Ardeche, in Boulieu. At 19 years he was superior of the Mother house and the founders’ right-hand man. Accepting further responsibilities, he was elected the director general of the institute, as a successor to the founder whose life was slowly coming to an end and finally went to rest on the 6th of June 1840. Brother Francois’ life ambition was to follow the footsteps of Fr Champagnat, especially in his pursuit of sanctity in the Christian education of the youth. 

 to whom shall we go 

Br. Antonio ARMANDO

3rd Year MOZAMBIQUE

Br. Etienne DZEKASHU

1st Year - CAMEROON

Br. James IKEBUNA

1st Year - NIGERIA

Br. Jude NWATU C

4th Year- NIGERIA

Br. Eric KONATE

4th Year - IVORY COAST

Br. Jean NEPOMUSCENE

2nd Year - RWANDA

Br. Norbert NDILON

3rd Year - CAMEROON

Br. Fortuna ANGBILIA

1st Year - DRC

BR. Peter JOSEPH

2nd Year - MALAWI

Br. Daniel SAKALA

1st Year - ZAMBIA

Br. Henry NGELI

2 nd Year - ZAMBIA

Br. Cletus KUMA

2nd Year - NIGERIA

BR. James EZEMA

1st Year - NIGERIA

Br. Celestino NGONJO

4th Year - ANGOLA

BR. Jean Alex KOUAKOU

3rd Year - IVORY COAST

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