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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 […]

SMSM — Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaborators in Continuing the Mission of Mary in the Church (3) SMSM Collaboration with the Marist Brothers The Time of the Pioneer Sisters One of St Marcellin Champagnat’s biographers, Brother Stephen Farrell, wrote: ‘Marcellin’s fantastic amount of work with the Brothers had never distracted him from what was, for him, his ultimate aim: the creation of a […]


On Friday 18 January, ten men began their Society of Mary novitiate in Eden, Davao, Philippines. They are pictured below. From left to right: Fr Fernando Ingente SM, novice master (Philippines), Seremaia Turagabeci (NZ), Mark Emzee Lazaga (Philippines), Joel Ama (Cameroon), Hemi Ropata (NZ), Fr Jacob Aba SM, formator (Solomon Islands), Fabrice Souga (Cameroon), Paul […]

Tuesday 12 December

Our Lady of Guadalupe Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 96; Matthew 18:12-14. Be not afraid Though it is not a major feast in this part of the world, the Virgin of Guadalupe is highly venerated throughout the Americas and the Philippines on this day. She appeared to Juan Diego as a pregnant young woman. What must it […]


  The Colin Year launches in Rome The Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr John Hannan SM, marked the inauguration of the Colin Year on On Thursday, 15 November, by lighting a lamp before the icon of the founder of the Society of Mary, Fr Jean Claude Colin, in the General House chapel. November […]