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Tangiwai and Whaia Te Whaea (0)

August 1, 2019 • Category: Church Art, This Month's Cover

This oil painting Tangiwai (River of Tears), by Julia Lynch, Sister Mary Lawrence RSM, depicts the Mother Mary and her Son dressed in Māori kākahu (clothing). The painting resides at Hiruharama, Jerusalem, on the Whanganui River.

Pā Hemi Hekiera, during his pastoral ministry, was instrumental in gathering the family Māori for catechetical training and mission to families.… More

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Daily Reflections

  • Saturday 24 August
  • St Bartholomew, Apostle (f)

    Apocalypse 21:9-14; Psalm 145; John 1:45-51

    Prejudices

    Jews despised Nazareth because it had a Roman garrison. Bartholomew (Nathaniel) asks what good could come from Nazareth. Despite this, he kept an open mind and went to see Jesus for himself.… More

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Church Art»

Tangiwai and Whaia Te Whaea (0)

This oil painting Tangiwai (River of Tears), by Julia Lynch, Sister Mary Lawrence RSM, depicts the Mother Mary and her Son dressed in Māori kākahu (clothing). The painting resides at Hiruharama, Jerusalem, on the Whanganui River.

Pā Hemi Hekiera, during his pastoral ministry, was instrumental in gathering the family Māori for catechetical training and mission to families.… More

Churches»

August in Stained Glass (0)

August is a month with a host of notable feasts. Three of these have already been covered in previous Stained Glass articles -- the Transfiguration: August 2017; Assumption and Queenship of Mary: March 2017.

On 3 August we celebrate St Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order in 1215.… More

Death of a Marist»

Fr Christopher Austin SM (0)

Born in Hastings NZ, 18 August 1936
Professed 7 January 1963
Ordained 1 July 1967
Died 20 May 2019 in Greenwich, NSW,
Australia

Christopher Austin grew up in Whakatu, Hawke’s Bay, and went to the Mangateretere Primary School. He received his secondary education from the Marist Fathers at St.… More

Focus Editorial»

Mary is taken up to heaven … (0)

Manihiki is a coral atoll almost 1,300 km north of Rarotonga, the capital of the Cook Islands. It has two villages, Tukao and Tauhunu. The Solemnity of the Assumption is celebrated each year with nothing short of great gusto in one or other of the villages.… More

Francis Speaks»

Climate change (0)

Today’s ecological crisis, especially climate change, threatens the very future of the human family. For too long we have collectively failed to listen to the fruits of scientific analysis and “doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain” (

Laudato Si’, 161).… More

Issues»

A Grandparent Scam (0)

Many of these illegal calls originate from overseas criminal rings, and they tend to target the elderly (GASP!) and recent immigrants because both are deemed more receptive to the come-ons. The scammers find people to target by consulting phone directories and mailing lists, including what is called a ‘sucker list’, which is a database of individuals believed to be susceptible to fraud.More

Marist History»

The Early History of the Marist Sisters – Part 3 of 3 (0)

The sisters made their first vows in 1826. By 1829 there were 20 of them, and over the next few years the small house was gradually enlarged as more young women entered the congregation. Two of them were nieces of Father Colin and one a niece of Marcellin Champagnat.… More

Marist News»

Marist Messenger 1948 – 1958 (0)

This article aims to convey something of the spirit and ‘flavour’ of the magazine while Fr Kevin McGrath continued as editor.

1948

March

The first American Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr Alcime Cyr SM, “now spiritual father of 1,500 Members of the Society of Mary throughout the world”, was elected.… More

MM 50 Years Ago»

MM 50 Years Ago (Comments Off)

Cardinal of the South Pacific

Our Cardinal’s welcome home in June was a triumph. His people paid a rare tribute of loyalty and love to a Father in God who despite his deep and obvious affection for them is yet reserved in manner.… More

Prayer»

A School for Prayer (24) – Spiritual Guidance (3 of 3) (0)

The ancient tradition of the spiritual life

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

What does the disciple need to do?

1.  The disciple should search carefully for a spiritual father

St Symeon the New Theologian says that there are two ways of finding the energy of the Spirit that we received in Baptism:

a)  By observing the commandments and by personal asceticism; 

b)  By placing oneself under a spiritual guide.… More

Saints»

August Saints (0)

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice
(1762-1844)

Edmund Rice was born in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He received a good education and, at age 17, joined his uncle in Waterford supplying ships for long trips. When he was 23, he married Mary Elliott but, less than four years later, Mary died giving birth to a disabled daughter, Mary.… More

Theological Reflection»

The Mind of Christ the Mass and You – Part 2 of 2 (0)

Contact with the Mind of Christ

What do we need then to ensure that the power of the Mass to transform our minds is in fact efficacious? An intense, constantly renewed desire that Christ’s mind should become our mind, a willingness to seek this, together with a recognition that we depend more on his grace than on our efforts.… More

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