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March

Marist Ordinations to Priesthood On 29 December Fr Floyd Gatana SM (Oceania, Bougainville) was ordained to the priesthood in the cathedral of Hahela, Buka, Bougainville by Bishop Dariusz Kaluza. On 2 January, the ordination of Fr Stev Youssouph Youm SM (Africa, Senegal) took place in the Marial Shrine of Popenguine in Dakar, Senegal. Stev was […]

The Tollet Portrait
of Fr Jean-Claude Colin

Tony (Jean Jules Antoine) Tollet was born on 6 November 1857 at 19 rue Bourgelat in the district of Ainay in Lyons, France. When he was young he was immobilised by sickness, and it was at this time that he began to learn to draw. It is recorded that when he was seven, he gave […]

The Life of
 Venerable
Jean-Claude Colin

“On whatever distant shore” Part 1 of 2 As his Cause for Beatification is unfolding, the story of Jean-Claude Colin is now being told to the whole world. From the Revolution’s stormy beginnings, this shy youngster from rural France was to become Founder and Father of a religious family bearing the name of the Most […]

Fr Colin’s Cause — A Long and Winding Road

Part 3 of 3 This article is based on the work of Fr Ronald Nissen SM in his Chronology of the Cause for Beatification of Jean-Claude Colin, and from his article in the MM in March 2018. Fr Ron writes, “I am especially grateful to Fr Gaston Lessard for his encouraging, thorough and ready assistance […]

Fr Jean-Claude Colin at La Neylière

Text and photos by the editor La Neylière itself La Neylière is 40 km south-west of Lyons in the Lyonnais Mountains, between the village of Pomeys and the town of Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise. Fr Jean-Claude Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary, purchased the property on 16 July 1850 when he was Superior General. Frs Colin […]

Fr Colin’s Cause – A Long and Winding Road

Part 1 of 3 Compiled by the Editor This article, and those following in August and September, is based on the work of Fr Ronald Nissen SM in his Chronology of the Cause for Beatification of Jean-Claude Colin, and from his article in the MM in March 2018. Fr Ron writes, “I am especially grateful […]

The City of Lyons in Early Marist History (2)

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. It is the seat […]

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 […]

September

We all have a migration story: Fostering a culture of encounter Social Justice Week: 11 – 17 September In a message from Caritas, Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland wrote: In the build up to Social Justice Week this year, during which we will be focussing on each of our migration stories, I’m visiting with the […]

Mary at Pentecost and in the new-born Church

This month we celebrate Pentecost, the feast of the Church being born in the fire of the Holy Spirit. One in mind and heart and gathered around Mary, the first believers gave strong witness to the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 2:1-4, 42-47), and to the joy that comes from being part of something extraordinarily wonderful. […]