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23 July 1816 : The Fourvière Pledge (1)

June 30, 2016 • Category: Marist Spirituality, This Month's Cover

Fourvière - the beginnings and the end of the beginning

Nothing is quite like the launching of a new and uncertain venture, in its unique turmoil of vision, passion, fear and risk. Dream and daring struggle with despair and failure. Yet the urgency is compelling, the challenge unrelenting. For Marcellin

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Daily Reflections

  • Sunday 31 July
  • Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Caring Sunday

    Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23; Ps 90; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21

    What is my treasure?

    What do I want to leave behind me when I die? It would be nice to help out the

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Book Review»

An Inner Music Living a Life in God (2)

by Craig Larkin sm

Reviewed by Sr Eileen Brosnahan RSM

This beautifully presented book provides an introduction to twenty spiritual writers and mystics. It offers a series of down-to-earth reflections on how the insights of the mystics can relate to and transform our lives. In his introduction Father Craig

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Catholic Life»

Sea Sunday – The Apostleship of the Sea (0)

10 July 2016

Never underestimate the value of a small gesture.

That was the comment of a UK port chaplain after he responded to an unusual, but not surprising, request from a visiting ship’s captain. The captain had told the priest: “What my crew would really

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Church History»

Reflections on the Church in Germany (0)

When I saw the article ‘Prayerful Churches: Berlin to Remember’ by Glen McCullough in the February Messenger, I was pleased to see some pictures of churches in Berlin. I was astounded to read, though, that he was told that ‘only 2% of Germans

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Focus Editorial»

From Fourvière to Ross (0)

Fourvière

On 23 July 1816 twelve men committed themselves to forming a religious congregation of ‘Mary-ists.’ They did this in the Chapel of the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière in Lyon, France. A good part of this issue of the Marist Messenger is devoted

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Francis Speaks»

To Teenagers (0)

An edited version of the Pope’s homily at the Jubilee Mass for Teens in Rome on 24 April 2016 :

‘By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another’ (Jn 13:35).

Love is the Christian’s identity card, the only

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Historical New Zealand»

Gallipoli Experience (Comments Off)

April 25 brings with it the Centenary  of the Gallipoli campaign.  What follows is a commentary from Fr Dave Mullins sm on his father’s involvement in that campaign. Jack Mullins left a first-hand account of his experiences which are published

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Jokes»

Can You Bear It? (0)

A woman is preparing a French dinner for her parents and sends her husband out to buy some fresh snails. The husband buys the snails then pops into the pub for a quick drink. One thing leads to another and he stays for a few rounds -- so many

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Marist Spirituality»

23 July 1816 : The Fourvière Pledge (1)

Fourvière - the beginnings and the end of the beginning

Nothing is quite like the launching of a new and uncertain venture, in its unique turmoil of vision, passion, fear and risk. Dream and daring struggle with despair and failure. Yet the urgency is compelling, the challenge unrelenting. For Marcellin

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Missionary News»

Ranong: Marists on the Thailand-Burma border (5) (0)

Education

The mission of education is connected with love of the poor. For the really poor, education is often the fourth priority, and a luxury. Food, health, shelter all take their place before it. But without education, children exist in a vicious cycle.

I

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Reflection»

Joy (0)

The emotion of great delight caused by something exceptionally good.  Dictionary.com

What is the joy of the Holy Spirit like? Maybe it’s like the joy we feel when meeting a new-born baby. Maybe this joy is always inside us and needs to be uncovered

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Saints»

July Saints (0)

Blessed Peter To Rot (1912-1945)

Peter To Rot was born in 1912 in Rakunai, a village in Papua New Guinea. His parents belonged to the region’s first generation of Catholics. His father, Angelo, chief of Rakunai, led his people to the faith under the

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Stories of Mercy»

Stories of Mercy – Antoine Garin sm (0)

A life flowing out of compassion

To mark the Year of Mercy the Marist Messenger is presenting a series of reflections on the lives of Marists who have worked in New Zealand since 1838 and in whose lives mercy has shone. This article was first published in the SMNZ newsletter.

The Crafting of an Apostle

Many

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