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World Mission Sunday – 23 October

I spent 20 years on mission in Latin America, specifically in Peru, Venezuela and Mexico. When I was a junior seminarian, we had frequent visits from missionaries home on furlough. I remember being enthralled by their tales of adventures in exotic, (mostly) hot, steamy climates. At that stage I’d not travelled overseas, in fact, I’d […]

A Faith Greater Than Fear

This article is adapted from the SM Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) blog jpicblog.maristsm.org It is used with permission       San Felipe de Jesus Catholic Church, Brownsville, Texas Here we were: ministering to Central American Minors in their centres and in the parish; taking food, clothes, and provisions to the asylum […]

New Year Resolutions

Emmet McHardy knew and understood the Bible’s teachings and put his prayer into action.

On the Missionary Endeavour of the Church

On the Missionary Endeavour of the Church Today’s Gospel (Cf. Mark 6:7-13) recounts the moment in which Jesus sent the Twelve on mission. After having called them one by one by name, “to be with Him” (Mark 3:14), listening to His words and observing His healing gestures, now He calls them again “to send them […]

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 […]

Thursday 1 October

St Therese of the Child Jesus. Nehemiah 8:1-12, Ps 19, Luke 10:1-12 On mission We read in Luke 10 that “The Lord appointed seventy two others and sent them out ahead of him, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit.” St Therese wanted to be a missionary. She had a missionary […]

Holy Spirit Still Alive in the Young

By Debra Vermeer  When Indonesian-born Fr Boni Buahendri SVD was assigned to Australia as a missionary priest, he dreamed of working with indigenous people in a remote location. Instead, he found himself first in parish ministry and now working in formation of young missionaries, and says he could not be happier. “I love working with […]

Missions Étrangères de Paris – Paris Foreign Mission Society

Readers of the Messenger over the last couple of years will have seen a few articles sourced and translated from a magazine entitled “Missions Étrangères de Paris”. The magazine bears the name of the religious order that publishes it. The “Missions Étrangères de Paris” has a distinctive place in the missionary history of the Catholic […]

Wednesday 25 September

Ezra 9:5-9, Canticle of Tobit, Luke 9: 1-6 Travelling lights These strange instructions for the twofold apostolic ministry would not fit into a modern manual – no food or money, and minimum clothing. The unmistakable message is that pure, raw faith operates for good only when we are prepared to make room for God – […]

Can You Bear It?

Can you Bear It? A travel agent sees an old lady and gent peering in the shop window looking at the glamorous destinations. The agent had a very good week in sales and was having a rare feeling of generosity. He called the couple into his shop. ‘I know you’re pensioners and could never hope […]