APPOINTMENT

On Monday 13 September 2021, Brother Superior General Robert SCHIELER, has appointed Brother Jean Bosco BIGIRIMANA as President of the Delegation of Rwanda, for a third term of three years, running from 11 December 2021 to 10 December 2024.
Born on 15 November 1973, Brother Jean Bosco made his first vows on 15 June 2002, then his perpetual vows on 3 October 2009. He has held several positions of responsibility in his Delegation, among others, as Prefect of Discipline and teacher of French and Religion. He was also Director of TTC De La Salle in Byumba. Brother BIGIRIMANA was appointed for a first term from 2015 to 2018, then for a second term from 2018 to 2021.
Our congratulations and encouragement to Brother President Jean Bosco BIGIRIMANA, for this third term at the head of the Delegation of Rwanda.

APPOINTMENT

On 14 May 2021, Brother Superior General appointed Brother Julien RATSIMBAZAFY, Visitor of the District of Antananarivo for a period of four years, from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025.

Brother Julien RATSIMBAZAFY was born in Antsiriribe (Diocese of Antsirabe) on 31 May 1972. He comes from a very fervent Christian family of ten children, of whom the Lord called two to the priesthood, and three to the religious life. He was Baptised on 23 June 1972, First Communion and Confirmation on 25 April 1981.

Brother Julien made his Postulancy in 2000 in Antananarivo, then the Novitiate from 2001 to 2002 in Bobo-Dioulasso. From 2003 to 2006, he made his Scholasticate in Abidjan. He made his first vows in Bobo-Dioulasso on 14 June 2003, then his final vows on 13 August 2010 in Soavimbahoaka.

Brother RATSIMBAZAFY benefited from a training at the LOVASOA Centre in Antamponakatso as a Formator in 2007. He also holds a Master’s degree in Education Sciences and an M2 in Sociology.

Passionate about football and music (piano), he is very close to the young people to whom he devotes all his time. 

Brother Julien has assumed a number of responsibilities in the District of Antananarivo. He was Formator and then Director at the Postulancy, Assessor of the choir “Chœur Cher Frère Rafiringa”, teacher and Responsible for the Pastoral ministry at the Infocentre De La Salle, Director of the scholasticate St. Miguel in Abidjan, District Councillor, National Responsible for the MEL office, Member of the Economic Council, Director of communities, Delegate to AIMEL II (in 2013), Bursar of the District (since 2018), several times capitulant at the Chapters of his District.

We assure to the Brother Visitor Julien RATSIMBAZAFY our prayers and wish him a fruitful apostolate in the exercise of his new pastoral ministry.  

Brother Mamy, FSC

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