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The Hope and Promise of Christmas(Comments Off on The Hope and Promise of Christmas)

December 1, 2019

The sad list of what’s wrong with our world goes on and on. Christmas does not change the fact that many people live in desperate poverty. Children die of malnutrition and the gap between the rich and poor grows by the minute.… More

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Celebrating 90 Years  – Marist Messenger 1987 — 2019

The Editors

Michael Unverricht was the editor from 1986 until 1998. His successor was Christopher Rae (1999-2000), and he was followed by Fr Carl Telford (April 2000-2004), and Fr Brian O’Connell (2005-2013). In regard to the MM’s survival for so long, Fr Telford wrote that he believed it had continued “because it is part of Mary’s work, present in the Church, humbly focused on helping others to pray and grow in the Christ-life.… More

Marists on Mission 

This Focus provides a sample of Marist mission efforts in Thailand, Vanuatu, Philippines, USA and Bangladesh. Except where otherwise noted, the material which follows is adapted from the Marist Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Blog.

Wat Siri, Living Water Foundation (LWF) - supported school in Thailand

Br Paul Murphy FMS reports that Wat Siri is “partially, significantly, and strangely government aided”.… More

A Short History of the Marist Brothers – Part 1 of 4

The year 2017 marked 200 years since the foundation of the Marist Brothers at La Valla. 1816 marked 200 years since the foundation of the Society of Mary, the umbrella of our Marist Family of congregations, at Fourvière. And in 2013 we celebrated 175 years of Marist presence in the Pacific.… More

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