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Pentecost — A Tap on the Shoulder (0)

April 30, 2021 • Category: This Month's Cover

A little group of bewildered men, together with Mary and who knows who else, huddled together in a room for the comfort of one another’s company and in fear of what lay beyond -- hardly an image that inspires hope. There’s no social distancing here, just a small scrum of fear.… More

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Daily Reflections

  • Thursday 13 May
  • Acts 18:1-8; Psalm 98; John 16:16-20

    Being resilient

    The world is in the grip of a pandemic which began about eighteen months ago. We mourn the millions of people who have lost their lives because of Covid-19. We are hopeful that the development of vaccines will help us get on top of the disease.… More

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Luminous Mysteries in Stained Glass (0)

Pope St John Paul II introduced a new set of Mysteries of the Rosary, called the Luminous Mysteries, in 2002.

The first  Luminous Mystery is the Baptism of the Lord. This window in Sts Peter and Paul, Noubalay, France, shows the scene: against protestations about his unworthiness, John baptised Jesus in the River Jordan. … More

Ecology»

Something Old – Something New (0)

Part 4 of 7

A Possible Marist Integral Ecology 

Part 3

The third of three Circles: ‘to act justly’

Framework 1. Circle 3: Mission in an Eco-Conscious World

In our first article we reflected on ‘walking humbly with God’ [Micah 6:8] -- personal holiness -- the first of three inter-related, and inter-connected circles, for a possible Marist Integral Ecology.… More

Focus Editorial»

Pentecost (0)

It was a Saturday morning in early December 1991 in Samoa. I was moving furniture away from the louvre windows because cyclone-driven rain was blowing through them. Then there was a bit more noise, and the room suddenly became very bright.… More

Francis Speaks»

We grow by giving (0)

An extract from Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Pentecost, 31.05.2020:

The secret of unity in the Church, the secret of the Spirit is gift. For the Spirit himself is gift. He lives by giving himself and in this way he keeps us together, making us sharers in the same gift.… More

Inspiring lives»

Pope St John XXIII – Mystic Pope (0)

Part 1 of 2

My guiding principles remain the same:
humility in everything, especially in my
speech, union with God and the will of God, and not my own, in all I do.

Pope St John XXIII

In the days immediately after being elected Pope, John XXIII received a letter from Bruno, a twelve-year-old boy.More

Jokes»

Can You Bear It? (0)

A rich family commissioned a well-known writer to write its history, asking that the author skirt around the fact that one uncle’s life of crime had come to an end in the electric chair. This is what he wrote: “Uncle William occupied a chair of applied electronics in one of the leading government institutions.… More

Marist News»

The Closure of Fr Colin’s Cause in the Archdiocese of Lyons (0)

On Friday 12 February, the closing session of the diocesan inquiry on the beatification of Jean-Claude Colin was held in the Archdiocese of Lyons.

The Auxiliary Bishop of Lyon, Bishop Emmanuel Gobilliard, presided over the meeting. Present were Fr Peyret, the delegated judge responsible for organising the investigation and his two assistants, the Chancellor of the Diocese and Fr Bernard Thomasset SM, vice-postulator.… More

Marist Spirituality»

The Cause of Fr Jean-Claude Colin Founder of the Society of Mary (0)

The Icon (Part 2 of 2)

Through an icon we are able to encounter the person portrayed. In this icon we are brought into the presence of three persons: the Word Made Flesh, his Mother Mary and Jean-Claude Colin, Founder of the Society of Mary.More

MM 50 Years Ago»

MM 50 Years Ago (0)

Pompallier College is now Launched

The new Marist College at Maunu on the outskirts of Whangarei was officially declared open by His Eminence Cardinal McKeefry during March in the presence of more than a thousand people from all over Northland. It is the first Catholic boys’ secondary school north of Auckland in modern times.… More

Reflection»

The Phone Calls (0)

I’m in the ninth decade of life and it has become clear to me over the years that God reveals himself to us in many and varied ways. Since our God is a God of surprises, I have also learned that I must always be reflective, trying to be mindful of when and how God is revealing himself, lest I miss hearing his voice.… More

Reflection - 2»

Pope Francis and the Pandemic (Comments Off)

This issue’s cover shows Jesus alone in his agony in the garden. It is a striking image of the Lord’s pain and sorrow, and also a stark symbol of the agony, pain and sorrow of each and every one of us.… More

Reflection - 3»

Broken Relationships –
What Do You Say? (Comments Off)

A good friend recently lost her adult son very suddenly. Even though he had been ill and was receiving treatment, the illness was not terminal. He was not expected to die, so his death was a total shock to the family.… More

Saints»

May Saints (0)

Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis
(1840-1912)

Élodie Paradis was born in the village of L’Acadie, Quebec, the third in a family of six children. As she was growing up, a family friend, Camille Lefebvre, told Élodie about the existence of a community of religious women, the Marianite Sisters of Holy Cross, whose mission was to serve in institutions established by priests and men religious.… More

Social Justice»

Turning Blindness Into Sight In The Remote Highlands Of Papua New Guinea (0)

Imagine being blind and isolated, unable to be with your loved ones, and having to fend for yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eyesight is something we often take for granted. Yet there are many people in the remote Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) who are needlessly blind.… More

Spirituality»

The Interior Castle of St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila (0)

Part 6 of 7

The Sixth Mansions are the most complex, longest and dense of the seven Mansions! They occupy eleven chapters compared to the three chapters for the Fourth Mansions. A single reading of the text will not suffice -- a life time is required!… More

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