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The Closure of Fr Colin’s Cause in the Archdiocese of Lyons(0)

April 29, 2021

On Friday 12 February, the closing session of the diocesan inquiry on the beatification of Jean-Claude Colin was held in the Archdiocese of Lyons.

The Auxiliary Bishop of Lyon, Bishop Emmanuel Gobilliard, presided over the meeting. Present were Fr Peyret, the delegated judge responsible for organising the investigation and his two assistants, the Chancellor of the Diocese and Fr Bernard Thomasset SM, vice-postulator.… More

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The Cause of Fr Jean-Claude Colin Founder of the Society of Mary

The Icon
Part 1 of 2

The Icon: a Space for Presence

The icon is a link between the human and the divine. It provides a space for the mystical encounter between the person before it and God. It becomes a place for an appearance of Christ, the Theotokos (the ‘God-bearer,’ Mary) or the Saints -- provided one stands before the icon with right disposition of heart and mind.More

Society of Mary Ordinations


On 18 November 2020, in the St Peter Chanel Chapel at the Pacific Regional Seminary in Suva, Fiji, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong ordained Joseph Tora from Fiji as a transitional deacon.

And on 21 November, at St Francis Cabrini Parish Church in Rome, Bishop Guerino Di Tora ordained Charles Mbara Apéké from Cameroon and Hayden Powick from New Zealand as transitional deacons.… More

Fr Colin’s Cause — The Postulators and the Process

The Postulator General

The Postulator General of the Cause for Beatification of Jean-Claude Colin is Italian Marist, Fr Carlo Maria Schianchi.

After serving in a variety of ministries -- parish, missionary work in Latin-America, the formation of young Marists -- Fr Carlo Maria was appointed general archivist of the Fathers and Brothers of the Society of Mary in 1998.… More

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