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The City of Lyons in Early Marist History (2)(0)

October 31, 2018

A number of buildings in the city of Lyons are significant in early Marist history.

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

This Cathedral is in ‘old Lyons’, directly beneath the hill of Fourvière. Building began in 1180 above the ruins of a 6th century church and was completed in 1476.… More

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The City of Lyons in Early Marist History (1)

The City of Lyons

Early traces of settlement in the area of Lyons date from 12,000 BC. There is no evidence of continuous occupation until the Romans arrived, and the city was founded by Lucius Munatius Plancus in 43 BC.

The first French martyrs, forty-eight of them, died for the faith on the hill of Fourvière in 177 AD.… More

Fr Jean- Claude Colin in Rome (3)

The Third Visit: July-August 1846

In June 1846, Fr Colin heard that Propaganda Fide had added Wallis, Futuna and Tonga to Bishop Pompallier’s responsibilities. Taken aback by this turn of events, Fr Colin wanted to speak directly with authorities in Rome about what was going on, and about other issues to do with the mission in Oceania.… More

Learning from Mary

“Teach us Holy Mary, a loving song to sing…”

Mary! Here portrayed as my sister, my neighbour, my Model, my Prompt, wearing so well the creaturehood we share with you.

Mary, head lowered, quick to recognise the holy one before you, approaching you, in our midst.… More


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