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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 […]

Discerning Together

Paths for Marists to Walk Confidently into the Future Part 3 of 3 Structures – international and local There are many challenges to face so that we can walk confidently into a bright Marist future. I have spoken of a Marist as one who clearly discerns a particular vocation to hear the call of the […]

Death of a Marist

Bishop Henk Kronenberg SM Born in Enschede, Netherlands, 29 Sept 1934 Professed, 12 Sepember 1958 Ordained, 18 October 1961 Bishop of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, 1999 — 2009 Died in Enschede, Netherlands, 25 March 2020 After ordination, Fr Henk Kronenberg worked as a teacher in Hulst until 1964. On his way to Bougainville, he spent […]

Disciple of Her Son: Mary in the Life of the Church

Disciple of Her Son: Mary in the Life of the Church Part 1 of 2 In particular, Fr Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary, drew inspiration from Mary’s presence and activity in the early Church. But how could he do this? As we have seen, after the mention of Mary among the disciples […]

Death of a Marist

Fr (John) Patrick McCann SM Born in Hastings, NZ: 2 March 1930 Professed: 2 February 1948 Ordained: 18 July 1953 Vow of Stability: 15 August 1987 Died in Lower Hutt, NZ: 28 February 2020 Fr Pat had a long and full life, directed from the beginning by the love of his family and his strong […]

Disciple of Her Son: Mary in the Life of the Church

The Society of Mary Part 1 of 2 In the early morning hours of 23 July 1816, twelve young men made their way on foot from the diocesan seminary of St Irenaeus across the Saône River and up the Montée Saint-Barthélemy to the top of the hill of Fourvière which overlooks the city of Lyon, […]

Death of a Marist

Bro Clément Bonhommeau SM Born 11 October 1926, St Mars de Goutais, Loire-Atlantique, France Professed 31 May 1951 at La Neylière Died 23 January 2020, Finetomai, Wallis Bro Clément was the third child in a family of five girls and four boys. He was baptised on 22 October 1926 at St Mars, where he made […]

Death of a Marist

Fr Kevin Manning SM Born in Gisborne, 6 March 1928 Professed, 2 February 1948 Ordained 26 July 1952 Died in Christchurch, 30 December 2019 Kevin was the son of William and Marie Manning. He was one of five children. His siblings were Ralph and John, whom he told me the other day he was looking […]

The Town of Belley in the Early History of the Society of Mary

Part 1 of 2 Introduction Belley was and is a cathedral town, the see of the Diocese of Belley, now the Diocese of Belley-Ars. Founded as a diocese in the 5th century and disestablished during the French Revolution, it was restored as a diocese in 1823. Tradition has it the Belley became Christian in the […]


Six Sisters of Mercy and a Marist priest from one family In the Celebrating 90 Years section of the July MM, it was mentioned on p. 41 that in the February 1942 issue, six daughters from the McDonnell family of Greymouth became Sisters of Mercy, a son became a Marist priest, the eighth wanted to […]