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Marist Messenger — the Beginning(0)

January 30, 2019

by the Editor

The Marist Messenger, with Fr Kevin McGrath SM as the editor, began life as The Empire Fetelist in a very modest way in St Heliers, Auckland, in November 1929. The old-fashioned term ‘fetelist’ meant something like ‘an advertisement for a fete’, in this case, the ‘Empire Fete’, to be held on 14 December.… More

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Discovering the Society of Mary in New Zealand

Fr Paul Walsh SM is an Assistant General for the Society of Mary. He recently visited New Zealand for the first time and wrote about his time here for the Provincial Newsletter. In writing about his trip he gives a brief snapshot of the works of the Society in New Zealand.More

Bishop Paul Martin SM

Bishop Paul Martin sm appointed as Bishop of Christchurch

Jean Claude Colin – a Reluctant Saint?

The Cause for Beatification of Marist Founder,
Fr Jean-Claude Colin

When Jean-Claude Colin died on 15 November 1875, few people were concerned about his beatification. Perhaps none. The Marists were mourning the passing of their Founder and father. After his burial in the gardens of La Neylière, they began plans to build a chapel in which his remains could be given due honour.… More

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