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Saturday 9 November

Dedication of St. John Lateran [F] Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Psalm 46; 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17; John 2:13-22 Union with Pope Francis St John Lateran is one of the four great basilicas in Rome. The other three are St. Peter’s, St Paul’s outside the Walls and St Mary Major’s. St John Lateran is, in fact, […]

February

Kenneth Akua SM was ordained deacon by Bishop Thomas Burns SM in Rome on 3 November 2018. Kenneth, who is from Cameroon, is the first Marist seminarian to progress to the fourth year of theology studies in Rome. He has begun a License in Dogmatic Theology at the Gregorian University and is taking part in […]

November

Fr Anthony Corcoran SM has been elected as provincial of the Australian Province of the Society of Mary. He has been a member of the General Administration in Rome since 2006, when he took up the role of Secretary General. He will finish his service in Rome by 1 November 2018, and then take up […]

A Very Modern Model of a Marist Seminarian!

Formation for the modern Marist seminarian has changed drastically in recent years, with most of their formation now taking place overseas. Ben D’souza gives an insight into his formation experience. When I was first told that I would be going to Rome to study theology, it was one of those moments when I regretted taking […]

Fr Jean- Claude Colin in Rome (3)

The Third Visit: July-August 1846 In June 1846, Fr Colin heard that Propaganda Fide had added Wallis, Futuna and Tonga to Bishop Pompallier’s responsibilities. Taken aback by this turn of events, Fr Colin wanted to speak directly with authorities in Rome about what was going on, and about other issues to do with the mission […]

Friday 9 March

ST FRANCES OF ROME, RELIGIOUS (OPTIONAL) Hosea 14:2-10; Psalm 81:6, 8-11; Mark 12:28-34 I am the Lord, your God: hear my voice St Frances of Rome embodied the great commandment of Jesus: love God and our neighbour as myself. She listened to Jesus’ call. Frances was a wife, a mother, a woman of prayer who […]

Sunday 9 July

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Zechariah 9:9–10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9,11–13; Matthew 11:25–30 Yoke of God A yoke was a frame used to control animals. Under the yoke of Egypt or Rome was a way of speaking of oppressive rulers and nations. The word translated as ‘wearied’ was used for beatings, physical weariness from work, […]

Wednesday 16 November

Apocalypse 4:1-11; Ps 150; Luke 19:11-28 Parable of Trust The parable of the talents is famous, but do we understand it? It was based on a real event – when Herod the Great died in 4BC, Archelaus had to go to Rome to be confirmed in Herod’s place and the Jews sent a delegation to […]

Wednesday 16 November

Apocalypse 4:1-11; Ps 150; Luke 19:11-28 Parable of Trust The parable of the talents is famous, but do we understand it? It was based on a real event – when Herod the Great died in 4BC, Archelaus had to go to Rome to be confirmed in Herod’s place and the Jews sent a delegation to […]

Friday 29 April

St Catherine of Siena,Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57; John 15:12-17 True friendship Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus not only chooses us and calls us friends – he also sends us out to ‘bear fruit.’ And so our faith is to be something alive and active. Catherine understood that and became a major figure in the […]