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Marie Françoise Perroton(0)

March 31, 2021

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175 years ago, at the age of 49, Marie Françoise Perroton set out from Lyon to follow a missionary call to the Pacific. After a voyage of eleven months the ship finally arrived in Wallis.

Reception in Wallis

They were two days on board at Wallis before a suitable wind enabled the Arche d’Alliance to pass through the narrow reef opening to the lagoon.… More

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Re-creating the Hermitage

May, 2006:  Brother Sean Sammon, Superior-General of the Marist Brothers, smiled across the table. “So there you have it, Monsieur Johan. We want you to be the architect to restore the Hermitage, our first Mother House. And not only to restore it, but to breathe new life into it.… More

The Marist Hermitage

The young priest eased himself down on to a handy outcrop of rock, relaxing after the five kilometre walk up from St. Chamond. Summertime, and the rock was pleasantly warm, inducing an easy drowse – broken by a “Morning, Father. You’re the new curate here in the parish.… More

The Life of
Jean-Claude Colin

“On whatever distant shore”

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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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