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Pope St John Paul II – the People’s Pope(0)

July 1, 2020

The future starts today, not tomorrow

- John Paul II


In January 1945, as World War II was ending, the German army began retreating from Poland, providing new freedoms for the people. One who benefitted from the retreat was a young teenage girl named Edith Zierer, who managed to escape from a Nazi labour camp.… More

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From Small Beginnings


The Story of St Marcellin Champagnat

The teacher sat at his place in front of the class and looked around for a boy to read to him. His eye lit on a newcomer and he beckoned him to come up. Timidly, the child approached, but just as he arrived, another pupil pushed in front of him.… More

The Town of Le Puy in Early Marist History

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Forty years after he heard Mary’s call to form the Society of Mary, Jean-Claude Courveille wrote to Gabriel-Claude Mayet in February 1852. He gave this account of what he “heard” from Our Lady:

“Here is what I want.More

Disciple of Her Son: Mary in the Life of the Church


Disciple of Her Son: Mary in the Life of the Church

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In particular, Fr Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary, drew inspiration from Mary’s presence and activity in the early Church. But how could he do this?… More


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