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Fr (Michael) Vincent Curtain SM

Born: 4 July 1932, in Greymouth Professed: 7 February 1954 Ordained: 20 July 1958 Died: 20 September 2020 in Christchurch Michael Vincent Curtain was born in Greymouth in 1932. His family moved to Motueka and then to Nelson, where Vince attended St Joseph’s Primary School. His secondary education was at St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, where […]

Death of a Marist

Bishop Henk Kronenberg SM Born in Enschede, Netherlands, 29 Sept 1934 Professed, 12 Sepember 1958 Ordained, 18 October 1961 Bishop of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, 1999 — 2009 Died in Enschede, Netherlands, 25 March 2020 After ordination, Fr Henk Kronenberg worked as a teacher in Hulst until 1964. On his way to Bougainville, he spent […]

Death of a Marist

Fr (John) Patrick McCann SM Born in Hastings, NZ: 2 March 1930 Professed: 2 February 1948 Ordained: 18 July 1953 Vow of Stability: 15 August 1987 Died in Lower Hutt, NZ: 28 February 2020 Fr Pat had a long and full life, directed from the beginning by the love of his family and his strong […]

Death of a Marist

Bro Clément Bonhommeau SM Born 11 October 1926, St Mars de Goutais, Loire-Atlantique, France Professed 31 May 1951 at La Neylière Died 23 January 2020, Finetomai, Wallis Bro Clément was the third child in a family of five girls and four boys. He was baptised on 22 October 1926 at St Mars, where he made […]

Death of a Marist

Fr Kevin Manning SM Born in Gisborne, 6 March 1928 Professed, 2 February 1948 Ordained 26 July 1952 Died in Christchurch, 30 December 2019 Kevin was the son of William and Marie Manning. He was one of five children. His siblings were Ralph and John, whom he told me the other day he was looking […]

Words at Funerals

By Chad Bird There will come a day, perhaps sooner, perhaps later, when the man in the coffin will be me. They say the dead don’t care, I’d like to have some say in what goes on at my funeral. Not that they will be privy to the details of what happens at their own […]