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São Marcelino Champagnat

Saint Marcellin Champagnat

Marihes, Loire, France 1789 - Notre Dame de l'Hermitage, Gier river valley, France 1840
founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Roman Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education. He is canonized in 1999
artist unknown

Belo Horizonte /  São Marcelino Champagnat   Belo Horizonte /  São Marcelino Champagnat


Bronze bust.

The bust is part of a series of identical works cast from a concrete mold, sent from France to JS Fundição LTDA, from Criciúma, Santa Catarina, which manufactured 52 pieces for all the Marist colleges of Brazil.


"é pela graça de deus, pela
proteção de maria,
que vós tereis exito
e fareis o bem"

são marcelino champagnat

It is by the grace of God, by
the protection of Mary,
that you will succeed
and ye shall do good

St. Marcellin Champagnat


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Location (S 19°56'30" - W 43°56'10")

Item Code: brmg060; Photograph: 11 July 2017
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