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September 30, 2019

‘Parish Priest to all New Zealand’

Part 1 of 3

It was a quick and peaceful death. On the 21st of September 1876, Father Jean Baptiste Petitjean SM knelt at the altar of St Mary’s Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, to pray his evening Office.… More

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SMSM – Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaboration with the Marist Sisters

Marist Sisters and SMSM have had few opportunities to collaborate in Mary’s work except in projects that involve several branches of the Marist family.

However, as Third Order Regular of Mary (TORM), sisters were given the opportunity to prepare the way in two Pacific missions.… More

SMSM — Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaborators in Continuing the Mission of Mary in the Church (3)

SMSM Collaboration with the Marist Brothers

The Time of the Pioneer Sisters

One of St Marcellin Champagnat’s biographers, Brother Stephen Farrell, wrote: ‘Marcellin’s fantastic amount of work with the Brothers had never distracted him from what was, for him, his ultimate aim: the creation of a large Society of Mary as originally envisaged by the seminarians at St Irenaeus’. … More

SMSM — Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaborators in Continuing the Mission of Mary in the Church (2)

If SMSM became an official branch of the Marist family in the Church and able to continue the work of Mary as women who are missionaries, Marists and religious, it was due to the active role of the Society of Mary.… More


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