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March 31, 2021

On Holy Saturday

In the seminary, we students were encouraged to draw the curtains in our rooms on Holy Saturday. This was to remind us that Christ was in his dark grave, in the underworld, to give us a sense of solidarity with him and to indicate, in some small way, the significance and solemnity of the day.… More

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MM 50 Years Ago

St Peter Chanel

He was the first martyr of Oceania. He shed his blood for the cause of Christ close to our shores and his remains rested for seven years at Russell in the Bay of Islands.

St Peter Chanel was martyred on Futuna Island to the north of New Zealand on 28 April 1841.… More

Can You Bear It?

Upon receiving her manuscript with a rejection letter from the MM, the author sent a letter to the editor. "Sir," she began, "you sent back a story of mine. I know that you did not read the story. As a test I pasted some pages together.… More

April Crossword




The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the February Crossword was Evelyn Leech of Ellerslie, Auckland.

Solution for March

Across: 1 Soda, 3 Largesse, 9 Prophet, 10 Nubia, 11 Holy Saturday, 14 Rig, 16 Natal, 17 His, 18 Catechetical, 21 Aesop, 22 Inferno, 23 Suspense, 24 Mary. … More

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