This annual program is inspired by the foundational community of the Marist Brothers in LaValla, France. Open to 5 students from each of the Marist High Schools and Ministries throughout the USA, the Lavalla Weekend Expereance invites us to live the family spirit and solidarity of the Brothers and Fr. Champagnat at LaValla.
Each year the program takes on a different experience. In the past we have held simulation experiences based on war refugees and post natural disaster relief. Each weekend also includes service on the property of the Marist Brothers Center at Esopus, NY.
The weekend is sponsored as a joint program of the Province of the USA Offices of Marist Youth Ministry and Vocations as well as the Marist Brothers Center at Esopus.