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The Life of
 Venerable 
Jean-Claude Colin(Comments Off on The Life of
 Venerable 
Jean-Claude Colin)

December 1, 2020

“On whatever distant shore”

Part 2 of 2

The Society of Mary begins

Sharing the Marist dream with his local bishop, Colin met with opposition and ridicule. “If you want to be missionaries”, said the bishop, “then start here in the villages of Bugey”.… More

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St Joseph’s 
Temuka


The Pride of South Canterbury

The first church in Temuka, South Canterbury, was established with the arrival of the Marist, Fr. Louis Fauvel SM. It was a simple wooden building with a shingle roof, built as waves of settlers came into the area.… More

The Life of
 Venerable
Jean-Claude Colin

“On whatever distant shore”

Part 1 of 2

As his Cause for Beatification is unfolding, the story of Jean-Claude Colin is now being told to the whole world.

From the Revolution’s stormy beginnings, this shy youngster from rural France was to become Founder and Father of a religious family bearing the name of the Most Blessed Virgin -- the Society of Mary.… More

St John Vianney and the First Marists

Part 2 of 2

Introduction

Much is known about the relationship between St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, and Fr Jean-Claude Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary. This is because Fr Gabriel-Claude Mayet wrote down so much about Fr Colin.… More


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