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The Corporal Works of Mercy (0)

August 31, 2020 • Category: Feature Articles, Social Justice, This Month's Cover

To change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us.

Pope Francis

In that short statement -- be good to those who cannot repay us -- Pope Francis is reminding Christians to act on and live out these seven corporal works of mercy.… More

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Daily Reflections

  • Saturday 26 September
  • Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8; Psalm 90; Luke 9:43-45

    Mysterious love

    The mystery of God underpins everything. We don’t always understand why certain things happen in our lives. But we rest in faith that God loves us. One day in heaven it will all make sense.… More

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Joyful Mysteries in Stained Glass (0)

St Mary of the Angels in Wellington is a church in the care of Marists. The stained glass windows were imported from Germany in the 1920s, except for four that were salvaged from the first church, destroyed by fire in 1918.… More

Church History»

The Martyrs of Široki Brijeg (0)


7 February 2020 was no ordinary day in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia Herzegovina. The Franciscan friars and townspeople gathered at the Church of the Assumption to commemorate one of the most atrocious massacres in the history of Bosnia Herzegovina. Seventy-five years had passed since thirty monks were slaughtered there on 7 February 1945.… More

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Social Justice Week 6-12 September (0)

Catholic social teaching articulates a vision which springs from Scripture and has taken shape down the centuries. It is a vision that takes as its starting point God’s creation of human beings “in the image and likeness of God” (Genesis 1:27).… More

Francis Speaks»

A reflection on the prayer of Jacob (0)

An edited version of the Pope’s catechesis

One day Jacob hears the call of home. He sets out, undertaking a long journey until he reaches the final step, the Jabbok stream. Here the Book of Genesis (32: 23-33) describes that the patriarch Jacob, after having all of his people and all the livestock cross the stream, remains alone on the bank of the river on the foreign side.… More


New Zealand General Election 19 September 2020 (0)

The Recreational Cannabis Referendum

The referendum is about whether or not to make recreational cannabis legal.

The choice

Voters are asked to choose
“Yes. I support the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill”,
“No. I do not support the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill”.… More


Can You Bear It? (0)

It has been scientifically proven that 97% of people are stupid. Fortunately, I belong to the other 5%!

Three good mates from Our Lady of Kapiti church were asked, “When you’re in your coffin, and friends are mourning over you, what would you like them to say”?… More

Marist History»

St John Vianney and the First Marists (0)

Part 2 of 2


Much is known about the relationship between St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, and Fr Jean-Claude Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary. This is because Fr Gabriel-Claude Mayet wrote down so much about Fr Colin.… More

Marist News»

Fr Colin’s Cause — A Long and Winding Road (0)

Part 3 of 3

This article is based on the work of Fr Ronald Nissen SM in his Chronology of the Cause for Beatification of Jean-Claude Colin, and from his article in the MM in March 2018. Fr Ron writes, “I am especially grateful to Fr Gaston Lessard for his encouraging, thorough and ready assistance in producing this resource” which is online at
jeanclaudecolin.org/cause/history-of-the-cause… More

Marist Spirituality»

Fr Jean-Claude Colin at La Neylière (Comments Off)

Text and photos by the editor

La Neylière itself

La Neylière is 40 km south-west of Lyons in the Lyonnais Mountains, between the village of Pomeys and the town of Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise. Fr Jean-Claude Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary, purchased the property on 16 July 1850 when he was Superior General.… More

MM 50 Years Ago»

Where have all the preachers gone? (0)

I read the other day a rather convincing argument that one of the faults in the Church today is the absence of the old time sermon. I am partly in agreement, though I don’t think anyone would like preachers to revert to the hell-fire thunderings of long ago.… More


When Spring Breaks Through (0)

Spring is arriving with its clear air, excited birdsong, warmer breezes and blossoms colouring our surroundings. The world around us pulses with new life. Our bodies respond to this newfound energy as muscles relax and passions we thought long-buried surface once again.… More


September Saints (0)

St Thérèse Couderc

Marie-Victoire Couderc was born in Le Mas. She was the fourth of twelve children of farmers Claude Michel Corderc and Anne Méry. In her childhood she attended Mass twice a week. She made her First Communion at Pentecost on 15 May 1815.… More

Social Justice»

Talitha Kum Aotearoa New Zealand (0)

What’s in a name?

In a mid-June Zoom meeting, representatives of the Aotearoa NZ Religious against Trafficking of Humans -- ANZRATH -- groups in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin agreed to a change of name.

Our new name is Talita Kum Aotearoa New Zealand.More


The Way of Perfection by St Teresa of Ávila (0)

And its teaching on prayer -- Part 1 of 2

This article is a brief introduction to The Way of Perfection.

St Teresa wrote this book at the request of her daughters at her first monastery, St Joseph’s in Avila. This is a book for formation, written to help the sisters in their life of prayer.… More

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