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LOGOS goes to Brownsville, Texas

Maggie’s Reflection Earlier this year I and three others on the young adult programme at Logos, a Society of Mary youth development project based in Auckland, set out on a Marist immersion experience that would later become very pivotal in our journey as young Marists. After much preparation, excitement and nerves, on the 12th of […]

Nay to Marist Horses?

By Fr Maurice Mulcahy SM (1910-1988) This article was recently discovered in the Marist Archives Fr Jean-Claude Colin, founder of the Society of Mary had the task of drawing up its constitutions. A minor provision required some necessity and the higher superior’s permission for a Marist to keep “a horse for riding.”  Actually, Colin lifted […]


Congratulations to Louis Maite and Paul Molbwet, Marists who were ordained to the priesthood at Melsisi, Vanuatu, on 17 February. Louis completed nine years’ formation at Marist College, Suva, in 2016, including two years at Teachers’ Training College. Paul also completed nine years’ formation, beginning in Marist College Suva, and finishing four years of studies […]

Fr Patrick John Kinsella sm

Born in Feilding, 26 June 1927 Professed 2 February 1948 Ordained 26 July 1952 Died at Silverstream, 2 December 2016 Thanks to Fr Christopher Martin sm, for this edited version of his eulogy. I have long respected Paddy as a tuakana, an elder brother, as a Marist confrere but most especially as a friend. Over […]


On 18 January four young men made their first profession as Marists in the International Novitiate in Davao, Philippines. They are Yves Tuma from Cameroon, Emil Kenewata from Bougainville, Hayden Powick from New Zealand and Cameron Mota from Bougainville. Fr Christopher Ganzon received their vows on behalf of the Superior General, and in his homily […]

Cut out to be a Missionary

As a boy living in Christchurch, my family used to drive by what used to be Holy Name Seminary in Riccarton, where Diocesan seminarians studied philosophy. I remember contemplating doing just that. There were choices involved in becoming a priest. To cut a long story short, I went to what was then called ‘Greenmeadows.’ As […]

Fr Antoine Garin in Auckland

On 14 April 2016 there was a Mass in honour of Fr Antoine Garin at St Michael’s in Remuera. Anyone with Nelson connections knows of the saintly Marist priest who organised the building of many of the early churches at the top of the South Island, but what claim does Auckland have on him? Antoine […]


Young lay Marists Dare to Dream in France A sense of expectation is rising amongst young lay Marists around the world as they begin the count down to the International young Marist meeting in Lyon, France. More than 400 from the four branches of the Marist family will attend the 17-23 July event. New Zealand’s Jen Martinez […]

Tuesday 28 April

ST PETER CHANEL Acts 13:44-52; Ps 96; John 15:12-17 Do what I command you Today we honour our Marist saint Peter Chanel. The gospel tells us that a man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friend. Those first Marists who left France to spread the Gospel in Oceania […]

Southern Pilgrimage

CDC 2014 Participate in The Marist Experience  By James Peppping  As part of their curriculum, each year the students at the Catholic Discipleship College make a northern and southern pilgrimage to places of significance to the Catholic Church in Aotearoa. These explorations of our church history are also opportunities for our students to make connections […]