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Recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston(Comments Off on Recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston)

September 1, 2016

Fr Michael McVerry sm

Report from Tutu Rural Training Centre, Taveuni, Fiji, May 2016

Members of the Tutu community

On 20 February 2016 severe category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck many parts of Fiji. The island of Taveuni was one of the most severely affected areas.… More

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Ranong: Marists on the Thailand-Burma border (5)

Fr Frank Bird sm


The mission of education is connected with love of the poor. For the really poor, education is often the fourth priority, and a luxury. Food, health, shelter all take their place before it. But without education, children exist in a vicious cycle.… More

Ranong: Marists on the Thailand-Burma border (4)


Smiling children arriving at pre-school

Being a missionary

In the March Messenger I wrote about how I recognised my Mum was part of my early experience of being a missionary. I carried her sultana cakes when she went visiting the sick, lonely and those recently out of hospital.… More


Marists on the Thailand-Burma border (3)

Each day I arrive at the Marist Centre, Ranong, on the border with Burma, and enjoy the sound of 200 children coming to school. Their laughs, smiles, growing sense of confidence and dignity are contagious.… More

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