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Is a Marist Mission Vocation Critical to the Church Today?

A missionary perspective by Fr. John Larsen, SM, Superior General of the Society of Mary, Rome, Italy. First published in Vocations News, a newsletter of the US Province of the Society of Mary. After ordination in 1981, John taught for five years at St Patrick’s College, Silverstream. After experience of mission in the Philippines,  Myanmar […]

Sunday 3 July

 Fourteenth Week in Ordinary time 
 Isaiah 66: 10-14, Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20; Galatians 6:14-18, Luke 10:1-12,17-20 
 Instructions for the mission 
 Jesus gives some specific and practical instructions to his disciples as he sends them out on mission. He is telling them not to plan in advance. This must have been as […]

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 […]

Growing Hope on the Thailand Myanmar Border

“When you have your health you have everything …” Marist Asia Foundation began HIV Health work in the Migrant Town of Ranong in 2007. Migrants living with HIV AIDS are among the most abandoned in the community. Often abandoned by family, discriminated against at work and in the community, they tend to live in very […]

Discerning Together

Paths for Marists to Walk Confidently into the Future Part 2 of 3 The commitment Once a person believes that he or she is called to live the lay vocation as a Marist, there comes the challenge of how to commit to this vocation. This is an area that needs to be clarified — how […]

Father Francis Vernon Douglas

It is good news that the Vatican’s Congregation For the Causes of Saints is wishing to investigate the cause for beatification of Francis Vernon Douglas, a New Zealand Columban priest who was murdered by the Japanese Military during World War II. Many New Zealanders have long thought that his heroic death was a martyrdom that […]

An Appeal for Help

The Sisters of the Child Jesus, based in Kasama, Zambia, are a local order founded almost a hundred years ago. The Sisters run a day-care centre for 103 destitute children, a project started by volunteers from Jersey, U.K., who could not keep it going. They supported it by a large garden, worked by the children […]

The Annunciation and Us

In his General Audience of 23 October 2013, Pope Francis said, At the Annunciation, the Messenger of God calls Mary ‘full of grace’ and reveals his plan to her. Mary answers ‘yes’, and from that moment Mary’s faith receives new light: it is concentrated on Jesus, the Son of God, who took flesh from her […]

8 February: Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking

St Josephine Bakhita was born in Darfur, Sudan, in 1869. She was nine when she was kidnapped and sold as a slave, so traumatised by the experience that she could no longer remember her name. Her captors named her ‘bakhita’, which means ‘fortunate’. In 1882, she became the property of the Italian consul, whose family […]

Francis Speaks

The evil of human trafficking Trafficking represents an unjustifiable violation of the freedom and dignity of its victims, of those constitutive dimensions of the human being as willed and created by God. For this reason, it is to be considered a crime against humanity. Of this, there can be no doubt. The same gravity, by […]