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2019 ACPA Awards

ACPA Awards 2019 honour the Marist Messenger

Marist Messenger 1948 – 1958

This article aims to convey something of the spirit and ‘flavour’ of the magazine while Fr Kevin McGrath continued as editor. 1948 March The first American Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr Alcime Cyr SM, “now spiritual father of 1,500 Members of the Society of Mary throughout the world”, was elected. June Fr […]

Marist Messenger Survey

Results of the February Reader Survey

90 Years and Counting

This issue of the Marist Messenger marks the beginning of the magazine’s 90th birthday year and presents us with an opportunity to thank God for all the good that the magazine has done through the years. As most ninety-year-olds might tell you, lasting 90 years is cause for celebration and thanksgiving. The 90th birthday is […]

Rosaleen Conway

16 November 1934 – 19 October 2017 Rosaleen, who died last year, was a regular contributor to the Marist Messenger. The editor at that time, Michael Unverricht, paid the following tribute to Rosaleen. During the 1980s, Rosaleen became involved in the life of the Marist Messenger. Her love of words and grammar prompted her to […]


A Message for Australian subscribers We know that many of you have had difficulty in paying your subscription, and we appreciate the effort you have had to make. We have recently made arrangements for you to pay directily into the National Australia Bank. The account number is 082-062-68545-0097, and the account name is New Zealand […]


The editor and staff of the Marist Messenger wish the very best of God’s blessings to all our readers and their families and friends for Christmas and for 2017. We pray that you and your families may be truly blessed. Sincere thanks for your encouragement and your support for the Marist Messenger. January 2017 Daily […]


Josephites Re-unite Towards the end of August  several hundred Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth assembled in Whanganui to celebrate their coming together as one religious congregation. The two congregations shared a common origin and were separated in 1876 when the bishop of the Diocese of […]

Thanks and farewell to Fr Brian O’Connell sm

After battling serious ill-health for a number of months, Fr Brian O’Connell sm has been forced to relinquish editorship of the Marist Messenger. Since he assumed the Editor’s chair in 2005, Fr Brian has stamped his own mark on the Marist Messenger. His influence and expertise have been recognised in a host of awards over […]

June Crossword

    Solution for May  Across: 1 Justification, 8 Beatles, 9 Larva – “Conceal” indicates a hidden word “regular variety 10 Logic, 11 Sister-  Angagram of “resist” 13 Tahiti, 15 Shrine- “Sound of silence” = ‘sh’ “sound of European river “rine” sounds like “Rhine” 18 Elijah, 20 Biker, 23 Altar, 24 Introit, 25 Superstitions- Anagram […]