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February 25, 2021

Marist Ordinations to Priesthood

On 29 December Fr Floyd Gatana SM (Oceania, Bougainville) was ordained to the priesthood in the cathedral of Hahela, Buka, Bougainville by Bishop Dariusz Kaluza.

On 2 January, the ordination of Fr Stev Youssouph Youm SM (Africa, Senegal) took place in the Marial Shrine of Popenguine in Dakar, Senegal.… More

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Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin SM, as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington. The appointment on New Year's Day and comes into effect immediately. Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew says he is delighted with the appointment, which comes at a time of a heavy workload in the Wellington Diocese.… More


Society of Mary Final Professions

On 26 September, Fr Setefano Mataele, the Provincial of Oceania, received the perpetual vows of Brs Ratu Adrea Naleba and Joseph Tora from Fiji. Both are students at Marist College, Suva.

At the General House of the Society of Mary on 3 October, Charles Mbara Apéké from Cameroon and Hayden Powick from Aotearoa New Zealand made their final profession as Marists in the presence of the Superior General, Fr John Larsen, and members of the communities of Villa Santa Maria (General House) and Casa di Maria (Marist International Theologate), where both are students.… More


The General Council of the Society of Mary, Rome
Frs Albert Kabala (Cameroon), Juan Carlos Piňa (Mexico), John Harhager (USA),
John Larsen (District of Asia, Superior General), Patrick Devlin (Asia, Secretary General), and Bernard McKenna (Oceania Province)

An important message for subscribers who do not live in New Zealand

As from this month, we can no longer accept cheques drawn on non-NZ banks.… More

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