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Change – Farewell to the Marist Messenger

“The only thing that is constant is change.” Heraclitus, Greek philosopher. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building on the new.” Socrates, Greek philosopher. Marist Messenger is a lovely little magazine which has been published in New Zealand. Over the years, that magazine published […]


Marist Messenger is closing It is with great sadness that we write to inform our readers that the Marist Messenger is closing. The decision has been taken by the Society of Mary that this issue will be the last Marist Messenger. There are many reasons for the decision to close, especially the increasing cost of […]

Marist Lay Groups

I am assuming that since you are reading the Marist Messenger you have some affinity with Marist Spirituality, that you appreciate the content of the material in this magazine, even if you have never thought of this way of ‘being’ as Marist Spirituality. Perhaps over the last few months you have read the articles by […]


  Congratulations to Fr Timothy Duckworth SM who has been re-appointed by the Superior General as Provincial of the Society of Mary in New Zealand for another term of three years. We wish him well for this important  task. Happy Retirement Glen After 16 years on the staff of the Marist Messenger, as the Layout […]

Marist Vocation Year

Addressing Marists on the anniversary of the death of Venerable Jean-Claude Colin on 15 November last year, the Marist Superior General, Fr John Larsen SM officially opened the Marist Year of Vocations. In a video presentation, Fr Larsen welcomed viewers “to our Year of Vocations for Marists throughout the world, and to everyone who shares […]

MM 50 Years Ago

Uphill struggle of Catholic magazines The Australian Messenger of the Sacred Heart – the vital little magazine with the spiritual punch – has lately been forced by rising costs to lift its annual subscription to $2.60. When Fr K I McGrath SM founded the Marist Messenger in 1929, it was the Australian ‘Messenger’ that he […]

Mary in the Pacific

This article first appeared in Marist Messenger in November 1970. Professor Dunmore of Massey University had recently published a two-volume work, French Explorers of the Pacific. He recorded references to the Blessed Virgin that he had found during his research. It is not always realised that the name of Mary has been associated with the […]

MM 50 Years Ago

Sound Training for Island Brothers From Fr M Bransfield SM, Marist Training Centre, Tutu, Taveuni, Fiji: With the Brothers and aspirants now in class, things are at last taking shape here. We are aiming at a basic standard of education for our Brother trainees. The Government has recognised us as a junior secondary school. There […]

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 […]