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The Early History of the Marist Sisters – Part 3 of 3

The sisters made their first vows in 1826. By 1829 there were 20 of them, and over the next few years the small house was gradually enlarged as more young women entered the congregation. Two of them were nieces of Father Colin and one a niece of Marcellin Champagnat. We have a letter Marcellin wrote […]

The Early History of the Marist Sisters – Part 1 of 3

Bi -Centenary In October 2017, the Marist Sisters celebrated their bi-centenary. Jeanne Marie Chavoin and Marie Jotillon left their home village, Coutouvre, in 1817, to travel to Cerdon, to join the two Fathers Colin. When I was in the novitiate in 1960 we heard almost nothing of Jeanne Marie Chavoin. Our novice mistress gave us […]

SMSM – Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaboration with the Marist Sisters Marist Sisters and SMSM have had few opportunities to collaborate in Mary’s work except in projects that involve several branches of the Marist family. However, as Third Order Regular of Mary (TORM), sisters were given the opportunity to prepare the way in two Pacific missions. The growing European population in vicariates […]

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 […]