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St Patrick’s Church, Sydney (4)

Marist Brothers On July 23, 1816, twelve seminarians, aged between 20 and 34, eight having been ordained the previous day, climbed the steep steps to the top of the hill of Fourvière, Lyons, and there, in the small chapel dedicated to Our Lady, they promised to work at beginning a new religious order in the […]

St Marcellin Champagnat 1789 — 1840

I joined a group of students saddened at the chaotic and depressed state of the Church in post-Revolutionary France, and together we forged the shape of a new kind of priesthood

Marist Alternative Education

North Shore, Auckland Marist Alternative Education is hidden away in a commercial block on Auckland’s North Shore. It is a place where education happens in an alternative space and in an alternative style. Initially, the centre was coordinated and staffed by Marist Brothers, impelled by the charism of Marcellin Champagnat that no child be left […]

23 July 1816 : The Fourvière Pledge

  Fourvière – the beginnings and the end of the beginning Nothing is quite like the launching of a new and uncertain venture, in its unique turmoil of vision, passion, fear and risk. Dream and daring struggle with despair and failure. Yet the urgency is compelling, the challenge unrelenting. For Marcellin Champagnat, the Fourvière ceremony […]

Our Lady of the Hermitage

A Project without Frontiers (courtesy of “Presence Mariste” a quarterly magazine published by the Marist Brothers of the Hermitage province, no. 264, July 2010, p 26) I came for the first time to Our Lady of the Hermitage in 1975 for a gathering of the Brothers of Catalonia (1). At that time there was a […]