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The Hope and Promise of Christmas(0)

December 1, 2019

The sad list of what’s wrong with our world goes on and on. Christmas does not change the fact that many people live in desperate poverty. Children die of malnutrition and the gap between the rich and poor grows by the minute.… More

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Reflecting on All Souls’ Day

Since the very beginning of the Marist Messenger, there has been a great care for, and devotion to, the souls in purgatory. As well as the ‘Remembering Our Dead’ page each month, the November issue has invariably carried an article and / or an editorial about the celebration of All Souls.… More

Marists on Mission 

This Focus provides a sample of Marist mission efforts in Thailand, Vanuatu, Philippines, USA and Bangladesh. Except where otherwise noted, the material which follows is adapted from the Marist Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Blog.

Wat Siri, Living Water Foundation (LWF) - supported school in Thailand

Br Paul Murphy FMS reports that Wat Siri is “partially, significantly, and strangely government aided”.… More

Refugeees and Migrants

In late June, the Vatican released a statement saying that Pope Francis was deeply upset by the photo of a father and daughter from El Salvador, Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria, who drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande to reach Brownsville, Texas: “The pope is profoundly saddened by their deaths, and is praying for them and for all migrants who have lost their lives while seeking to flee war and misery”.… More


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