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Fr Jean-Claude Colin at La Neylière (0)

August 1, 2020 • Category: Marist Spirituality, This Month's Cover
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

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Daily Reflections

  • Tuesday 4 August
  • St. John Vianney (M)

    Jeremiah 30:1-2,12-15,18-22; Psalm 102; Matthew 14:22-36

    Go on ahead

    Jesus sends the disciples to “go on ahead” of him while he goes up the mountain to pray. They are far from land when a storm hits them.… More

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Catholic Life»

Helping Children Make Sense of Unanswered Prayer (0)

A child hears her parents arguing loudly. One threatens divorce. The other begins to cry. Before sleeping that night, the child prays asking God to keep her mother and father together. A month later they separate.

A single mother of two early school children is financially strapped.More

Christianity in Action»

Covid-19 (0)

“We are living through an unprecedented time in human history”.

New York State Senate Covid-19 Update, March 2020

As this global pandemic wreaks its havoc on the world, I feel certain that books are already being written about the corona virus, covid-19.… More

Church History»

St John Vianney and the First Marists (0)

Part 1 of 2

Texts and Photos by the Editor

St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, received many visits from members of the different Marist branches. He was a good friend to Fr Colin and the Society of Mary. He became a member of the Marist Third Order on 8 December 1846, received by Fr Julien Eymard.… More

Focus Editorial»

Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year (0)

In New Zealand, we throw out 15.5 million tonnes of waste each year1, which amounts to 3,200 kilograms for each of us! On 1 January 2018, the world’s biggest recycler, China, closed its country to other countries’ waste2, saying that what was coming in was too contaminated.… More

Francis Speaks»

In praise of Pope St John Paul II (0)

On 18 May, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the chapel housing John Paul II’s tomb inside St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the centenary of his predecessor’s birth.

Today, we can say that 100 years ago, the Lord visited his people. He sent a man, he prepared him to be a bishop, and to guide the Church.… More

Inspiring lives»

The Prayer Journey According to St Teresa of Ávila (0)

This article and the ones that follow are designed to help you to read the very inspiring actual words of St Teresa of Ávila on prayer. I hope to give you greater access to what she wrote if you are not familiar with her writings.More

Marist News»

Fr Colin’s Cause (0)

A Long and Winding Road

Part 2 of 3

1910-1940

In 1910, the promotion of the Cause began again. The work that had been done under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Lyons now had to be re-done under Vatican jurisdiction.… More

Marist Spirituality»

Fr Jean-Claude Colin at La Neylière (0)

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»

Carmel in Iceland (0)

In June 1939, three Carmelite nuns from Holland arrived in Iceland, where they established themselves in Hafnarfjordhur, near Reykjavik, the capital. The Hitler War started soon afterwards, during which no other Sisters were able to join them. In 1943, then, they accepted the hospitality of Carmelite nuns in the United States, where they remained until 1945, when, with the end of hostilities, they returned to Iceland.… More

Movies»

Have a Great Knowledge of the Human Heart (0)

A Prayerful Reflection
with the Movie Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit, directed by Taika Waititi, is a challenging film on many levels.

Winner of the Academy Award this year for Best Adapted Screenplay (and nominated in five other categories) and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, it has also been called “bland and misjudged” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) – and that would be one of the milder criticisms.… More

Saints»

August Saints (0)

Blessed Jane of Aza
(1135-1205)

Mother of Saint Dominic and Blessed Mannes, Blessed Jane was born of the prominent d’Aza family and married Felix de Guzman. Three of their children spent their lives in the service of the Church: Anthony, Mannes and Dominic.… More

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