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Marists on Mission  (0)

September 30, 2019 • Category: Focus Editorial, This Month's Cover

This Focus provides a sample of Marist mission efforts in Thailand, Vanuatu, Philippines, USA and Bangladesh. Except where otherwise noted, the material which follows is adapted from the Marist Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Blog.

Wat Siri, Living Water Foundation (LWF) - supported school in Thailand

Br Paul Murphy FMS reports that Wat Siri is “partially, significantly, and strangely government aided”.… More

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Daily Reflections

  • Wednesday 16 October
  • St Margaret Mary Alacoque (OM)

    Romans 2:1-11; Psalm 62; Luke 11:42-46

    May Christ live in your heart

    If you’ve wondered where the devotions to the nine first Fridays with Mass and Communion, the Holy Hour of Eucharistic adoration and the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus came from, they arose from the influence of Sr Margaret Mary Alacoque’s mystical encounters with Jesus which began in 1673 at the Visitation Convent in Paray-le-Monial, France.… More

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Church History»

A Short History of the Marist Brothers (0)

Part 2 of 4

In 1896, our Founder, Fr Marcellin Champagnat, was declared Venerable, Fr Chanel having been beatified in 1889. By this time, teaching brothers had been present in the Pacific for some twenty-five years and in New Zealand for twenty.… More

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October Crossword (0)

Solution for September

Across: 7 Cavern, 8 Isobar,
9 Gain, 10 Amorally,
11 Minster, 13 Stilt, 15 Latin,
17 Sarcasm, 20 Basilica,
21 Sext, 22 Repent, 23 Taoist. 

Down: 1 Salami, 2 Dean,
3 Unsaved, 4 Minor,
5 Monastic, 6 Hallel,
12 Spirited, 14 Canasta,
16 Awaken, 18 Sexism,
19 Pieta, 21 Show.… More

Death of a Marist»

Fr Bob Lee SM (0)

Fr Robert Edward Lee SM
Born in Hawera, 18 February 1925
Professed at Highden, 11 February 1946
Ordained, 17 December 1950
Died in Heretaunga, 24 July 2019

We pray for and honour Father Robert Edward Lee, priest of the Society of Mary and cherished member of the Lee family.… More

Death of a Marist 2»

Fr John Lopdell Mori SM (0)


Born in Napier, 5 May 1943
Professed at Highden, 7 January 1963
Ordained, 1 July 1967
Died in Napier, 24 July 2019

Although John was born in Napier, his family later moved to Wellington. He was educated at the Petone Convent School and St Patrick’s College town.… More

Focus Editorial»

Marists on Mission  (0)

This Focus provides a sample of Marist mission efforts in Thailand, Vanuatu, Philippines, USA and Bangladesh. Except where otherwise noted, the material which follows is adapted from the Marist Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Blog.

Wat Siri, Living Water Foundation (LWF) - supported school in Thailand

Br Paul Murphy FMS reports that Wat Siri is “partially, significantly, and strangely government aided”.… More

Francis Speaks»

World Mission Day (0)

20 October 2019

The title of this Message is Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World. Celebrating this month will help us first to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism.… More

Marist History»

The Bugey (0)

in Early Society of Mary History

Part 2 of 2

Text and photos by the Editor

The Marists conducted missions in 27 parishes in the Bugey region of France between 1825 and 1829. The first three were in La Balme, Corlier and Izenave (see last month’s MM). More

Marist Lives»

Fr Jean Baptiste Petitjean SM (0)

‘Parish Priest to all New Zealand’

Part 1 of 3

It was a quick and peaceful death. On the 21st of September 1876, Father Jean Baptiste Petitjean SM knelt at the altar of St Mary’s Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, to pray his evening Office.… More

Marist News»

Marist Messenger 1965 – 86 (0)

Celebrating 90 Years

The February 1965 issue of the MM farewelled Fr McGrath after 35 years. He became the ‘Editor Emeritus’, and Fr Maurice Mulcahy became the editor, assisted by Fr Barry O’Connor, while Fr Vincent Burke became the illustrations editor.… More

MM 50 Years Ago»

MM 50 Years Ago (0)

From Bishop John Rodgers SM, Bishop of Tonga

Just recently I had occasion to seek an audience with the King of Tonga who, I think, is the only reigning sovereign in the Pacific area. He is very much a king and can trace his unbroken lineage back before the Norman Conquest of England.… More

Saints»

October Saints (0)

Saint Maria Soledad
(1826-1887)

Antonia Bibiana Manuela was born in Madrid, Spain. Even as a child, she was distinguished by her love for the Blessed Virgin Mary and for prayer. 

At age 25, Antonia asked to be admitted into the new Institute of the Servants of Mary that Father Michael Martinez had founded for the purpose of caring for the sick in their own homes.… More

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