A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Church History rss

Mary in the Pacific(Comments Off on Mary in the Pacific)

October 31, 2020

This article first appeared in Marist Messenger in November 1970. Professor Dunmore of Massey University had recently published a two-volume work, French Explorers of the Pacific. He recorded references to the Blessed Virgin that he had found during his research.More

Full Story»

The Martyrs of Široki Brijeg

 

7 February 2020 was no ordinary day in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia Herzegovina. The Franciscan friars and townspeople gathered at the Church of the Assumption to commemorate one of the most atrocious massacres in the history of Bosnia Herzegovina. Seventy-five years had passed since thirty monks were slaughtered there on 7 February 1945.… More

St John Vianney and the First Marists

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

Pope St John Paul II – the People’s Pope


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


More in this category