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SMSM — Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaborators in Continuing the Mission of Mary in the Church (1) In 2016, it was 200 years since the twelve Marist aspirants climbed the hill to the shrine of Our Lady of Fourvière. There they pledged to found a new Society bearing the name of Mary and living her spirit. The seeds of the branch of the […]

Eighty years in Aotearoa New Zealand

2014 was a year of thanksgiving for the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary since it marked eighty years since the opening of their first community in New Zealand.  We have been known through the years as the “Leper Nursing Sisters”, the Missionary Sisters, or simply the “SMSM”.  A number of sisters had been […]

Guns and Nuns

Sisters share personal encounters of violent shootings in visit for Catholic Mission Two Marist missionary sisters on a six-week tour of Jamaica are deeply moving Australians with stories of guns, drugs and violent crimes. Speaking in Catholic dioceses across Australia as guests of Catholic Mission, Fijian Sister Teresia Tinanisolo and Australian Sister Anne Quinn have […]

A Poem for the SMSM

“From them to us there is a long history,  A history of light and shadow With times of growth, Times of patience, And endurance in faith” (SMSM Constitutions – Prologue) ————————————————————– One hundred and fifty years ago … You farewelled your parents, your families, your homelands, to serve God through Mary in the faraway isles […]

Sister Genevieve’s Bell

SMSM’s Celebrate in Fiji Sr Denise McMahon smsm This is a special year for the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM’s), being the 80th anniversary of Pontifical Approbation as a Religious Congregation, the exact date of which took place on 30th December, 1931. Our history though is much longer, with its roots in the […]