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March Saint – St Frances of Rome

St Frances of Rome -9 March Francesca Busso was a ‘Roman of Rome’, one who lived her whole life in the Eternal City. She was born in the house of a noble family on the famous Piazza Navona in 1384. She took her faith seriously from an early age, and was a prayerful, pious child. […]

Wednesday 9 November

Dedication of St John Lateran St John Lateran is the cathedral church of Rome; it is the the Pope’s church and the mother church of the world. Ezekiel 47:1-2,8-9,12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Corinthians 3:9-11,16-17; John 2:13-22. Message beyond words In the first reading Ezekiel shares a poetic description with us, the basis of […]

Tik Tok and Broken Communion

In May 2021, 17-year old Adrian Lopez put out an invitation for his birthday party – Adrian’s Kickback: “Slide tru this Saturday we finna turn up!!!!” The invitation found its way onto Snapchat, and then on to TikTok. By the weekend of the party, Tiktok videos with the hashtag #adrianskickback had drawn more than 280 […]

The Cause of Fr Jean-Claude Colin

The work of Fr Jean Coste Fr Jean Coste SM gained his doctorate in theology at the Faculté Catholique in Lyons. In 1953 he went to Rome to begin higher studies in Scripture. He seemed set to begin a brilliant career as a biblical scholar, but in 1954, the Superior General of the Society of […]


Marist Ordination in Rome On 20 February in St Peter Chanel’s chapel, Domus Australia, Rome, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples ordained Fr Samuela Tukidia SM to the priesthood. Fr Samuela’s Marist vocation began in the parish of Wairiki, Taveuni, Fiji. He studied at Pacific Regional Seminary in […]

Fr Colin’s Cause — A Long and Winding Road

Part 3 of 3 This article is based on the work of Fr Ronald Nissen SM in his Chronology of the Cause for Beatification of Jean-Claude Colin, and from his article in the MM in March 2018. Fr Ron writes, “I am especially grateful to Fr Gaston Lessard for his encouraging, thorough and ready assistance […]

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]